Designing  with Dialogue Leadership and Framing the Right Questions  March 25, 2009 Strategic Innovation Lab, Toronto Greg...
Designing with Dialogue A community of practice (What’s been happening?) Books are up. Wiki is up:  dialogues.wetpaint.com
Tonight’s Session Leadership & Framing the Right Questions
What do we mean by  the Right Questions?  Questions that make a noticeable difference. Big open questions that invite part...
When asked, the room changes. People listen not just to each other,  but to their own lives . If Big Enough … You can live...
Peter Block The Answer to How is Yes “ Transformation comes more from pursuing profound questions  than seeking practical ...
“ Declares that we, as a culture, & I, as a human being, are fundamentally about getting things done.”  Evidence in suppor...
The Question How … Amazon.com Sales Rank:  #98
<ul><li>How do you do it? </li></ul><ul><li>How long will it take? </li></ul><ul><li>How much does it cost? </li></ul><ul>...
What is the crossroad at which I find myself at this point in my life / work? What is my contribution to the problem I am ...
Practice: (20 min) Small groups of 3 or 4 Sit in a circle together Consider a situation  you are facing or  care about. As...
<ul><li>8 positive values that create vision, invite participation & stewardship. </li></ul><ul><li>Vision & clear purpose...
“ What questions  inspire  shared leadership?” Our Question.
List 1 -3 ideas on sticky Post in response to question Clustered & labeled for initial convergence Anonymous, Inclusive = ...
What are the types of dialogue most appropriate for leadership? How might we measure dialogue effectiveness? What are the ...
<ul><li>Everyone lists 1 or more idea on sticky </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas posted in response to question </li></ul><ul><li>I...
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Designing with Dialogue: Questions

  1. 1. Designing with Dialogue Leadership and Framing the Right Questions March 25, 2009 Strategic Innovation Lab, Toronto Greg Judelman Bruce Mau Design Peter Jones, PhD Redesign Research MARCH
  2. 2. Designing with Dialogue A community of practice (What’s been happening?) Books are up. Wiki is up: dialogues.wetpaint.com
  3. 3. Tonight’s Session Leadership & Framing the Right Questions
  4. 4. What do we mean by the Right Questions? Questions that make a noticeable difference. Big open questions that invite participation.
  5. 5. When asked, the room changes. People listen not just to each other, but to their own lives . If Big Enough … You can live the rest of your life profoundly inside a single Question. Big Open Questions
  6. 6. Peter Block The Answer to How is Yes “ Transformation comes more from pursuing profound questions than seeking practical answers.”
  7. 7. “ Declares that we, as a culture, & I, as a human being, are fundamentally about getting things done.” Evidence in support of this trend … The Question How
  8. 8. The Question How … Amazon.com Sales Rank: #98
  9. 9. <ul><li>How do you do it? </li></ul><ul><li>How long will it take? </li></ul><ul><li>How much does it cost? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we get those people to change? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we measure it? </li></ul><ul><li>How have others done it successfully? </li></ul>The Basic How Questions
  10. 10. What is the crossroad at which I find myself at this point in my life / work? What is my contribution to the problem I am concerned with? What commitment am I willing to make? What refusal have I been postponing? The Yes Questions.
  11. 11. Practice: (20 min) Small groups of 3 or 4 Sit in a circle together Consider a situation you are facing or care about. Ask yourselves and respond to the questions in the group, one question at a time . Exercise
  12. 12. <ul><li>8 positive values that create vision, invite participation & stewardship. </li></ul><ul><li>Vision & clear purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Effective problem-solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Participation & empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible structures supporting mission </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is key </li></ul><ul><li>Effective personal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learning organizations </li></ul><ul><li>We live spiritual & human values in orgs </li></ul>Engagement
  13. 13. “ What questions inspire shared leadership?” Our Question.
  14. 14. List 1 -3 ideas on sticky Post in response to question Clustered & labeled for initial convergence Anonymous, Inclusive = requires all to contribute Cyclical – Can add more questions or rounds Generative – Creates large number of good ideas Authentic – People are not swayed to compete Nominal Group Technique
  15. 15. What are the types of dialogue most appropriate for leadership? How might we measure dialogue effectiveness? What are the ways the organization can engage dialogue as a tool for change? 3 Questions
  16. 16. <ul><li>Everyone lists 1 or more idea on sticky </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas posted in response to question </li></ul><ul><li>Items clustered & labeled for initial convergence </li></ul><ul><li>Each question / theme is harvested & discussed </li></ul>Nominal Group Technique
  17. 17. Harvest Reflections

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