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How Mindset Can Impact Us and Others

How Mindset Can Impact Us and Others

Have you ever walked into a meeting room and immediately felt tense, edgy, or nervous? ...more

June 27, 20222 min read

How Mindset Awareness Can Influence Learner Living

How Mindset Awareness Can Influence Learner Living

Mindset awareness may be a trend right now, but I’ve been teaching and training deep mindset work for over 30 years and mindset awareness affects every aspect of how you think, listen, and speak, mome... ...more

June 13, 20223 min read

Where You Stumble, There Your Treasure Is

Where You Stumble, There Your Treasure Is

Many of the biggest advances in my life began with so-called failures, which usually hurt at the time. ...more

June 06, 20223 min read

The 8 Costs of Being Self-Critical

The 8 Costs of Being Self-Critical

I came up with the distinctions of Learner/Judger mindsets and Learner/Judger questions over 25 years ago and first wrote extensively about them in The Art of the Question, which was published in 1998... ...more

May 30, 20225 min read

You Only Run Out of Options If you Run Out Of Questions

You Only Run Out of Options If you Run Out Of Questions

You might have read my blog in February about my new puppy, Abby. I shared that the Choice Map was helping me through puppy training (probably a unique application of the Choice Map!). ...more

September 11, 20212 min read

Conversations Worth Having and Appreciative Inquiry: An Interview with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres

Conversations Worth Having and Appreciative Inquiry: An Interview with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres

Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres were my guests on my for this special July Facebook Live conversation. ...more

August 02, 20211 min read

How to Develop Leadership Skills

How to Develop Leadership Skills

In today’s business and organizational life there is increasing awareness of the need for leaders who possess highly developed self-management and social skills. ...more

June 20, 20213 min read

The Choice Map and Our New Puppy

The Choice Map and Our New Puppy

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. ...more

February 01, 20213 min read

Questions for a Learner Holiday

Questions for a Learner Holiday

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. ...more

December 23, 20203 min read

Blessings during challenging times

Blessings during challenging times

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... ...more

November 19, 20204 min read

The Boss Loves Questions

The Boss Loves Questions

In a recent interview about Bruce Springsteen’s 2019 documentary, Western Stars, the interviewer keyed in on comments Bruce made about something dear to us at the Inquiry Institute —questions! ...more

November 11, 20201 min read

Are you finding it hard to stay in Learner mindset?

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 t... ...more

September 01, 20204 min read

How Sacred Listening is a Learner Practice

How Sacred Listening is a Learner Practice

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 Connecti... ...more

June 29, 20203 min read

Curiosity is a Trending Skill

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,... ...more

May 27, 20201 min read

Reflections on Our Connecting and Compassionate Conversations

Reflections on Our Connecting and Compassionate Conversations

It all started with a few simple questions. ...more

May 05, 20202 min read

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