The Choice Map and Our New Puppy

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In the past few weeks, I’ve discovered a new use for the Choice Map that has helped me a lot—and took me by surprise. After getting past the loss of our 15-year-old Cloe, my husband and I were finally ready to bring a new dog into our family, not just for us but as a …

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The Inquiring Leader™

“The Inquiring Leader” is the title of the last chapter of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Life, 3rd edition by Marilee Adams, Ph.D. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers). The book is a quick-read business fable; this short description of an Inquiring Leader provides further detail (in an idealized way) about …

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Questions for a Learner Holiday!

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The holidays are fully upon us with their own 2020 twist! And they can be both wonderful and challenging – a recipe with ingredients of joy mixed with stress – new stresses and old stresses.   With our families—or even old friends– have you ever marveled that no matter how much progress you’ve made in your …

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Blessings during challenging times

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It is hard to believe that it is Thanksgiving already. Time is going by differently in 2020 as you all know and have experienced. Before I go counting our blessings at Thanksgiving, I’d like to circle back to our amazing blessings we had in October and November. The last couple months have been unusually busy …

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Are you finding it hard to stay in Learner mindset?

Between COVID-19, racial injustice, the economy, the U.S. Presidential election, the environment, uncertainty around school openings, and all the other Judger-triggering things going on in the world today, many of us are finding it challenging to stay in Learner mindset. If you can relate, you’re probably asking yourself questions like: How can I stop being …

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How Sacred Listening is a Learner Practice

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As many of you know, when the pandemic struck, we wanted to provide a place of safety, sharing and connection for our Learner community. That desire led to a series of free “Compassionate and Connecting Conversations” several Monday nights a month. Each session has a theme such as self-care or reimagining your personal or professional …

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Curiosity is a Trending Skill

Adding curiosity to your repertoire of skills has been deemed an essential skill to learn right now. According to this recently published LinkedIn article, The Trending Skill You Didn’t Know You Need, its time to think about curiosity in a different way. At Inquiry Institute we teach and build curiosity skills in every facet of …

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