Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask (New Edition)

By Dr. Michael Mardquardt

In this thoroughly updated new edition of his business classic Leading with Questions, internationally acclaimed management consultant Michael Marquardt shows how you can learn to ask the powerful questions that will generate short-term results and long-term learning and success. Throughout the book, he demonstrates how effective leaders use questions to encourage participation and teamwork, foster outside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships with customers, solve problems, and much more. Based on interviews with successful leaders who “lead with questions,” from such organizations as DuPont, Alcoa, Novartis, and Cargill. Marquardt reveals how to determine which questions will lead to solutions in today’s complicated business world. Step-by-step, he walks you through the process of learning the art of questioning and shows how to use the techniques of active listening and follow-up, presenting guidelines for using questions in myriad situations with individuals, teams, and organizations.

Optimizing the Power of Action Learning

By Dr. Michael Marquardt

In Leading with Questions, globally acclaimed management advisor Michael Marquardt shows how you can learn to ask the powerful questions that will generate short-term results and long-term learning and success. Throughout the book, he demonstrates how effective leaders use questions to encourage participation and teamwork, foster outside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships with customers, solve problems, and much more. Based on interviews with twenty-two successful leaders who lead with questions,this important book reveals how to determine which questions will lead to solutions in today’s complicated business world.

Exploitatie van de kracht van Action Learning

By: Dr. Michael Marquardt

Van Boston tot Brazilië en van Finland tot Tokyo maken uiteenlopende bedrijven als Samsung, Dow, GE, Deutsche Bank en Boeing alle gebruik an een krachtig instrument voor leren op het werk: Action Learning. Deze bedrijven hebben duizenden nieuwe producten en diensten ontwikkeld, de waliteit van hun dienstverlening verbeterd, kosten en levertijden omlaag gebracht en fundamentele veranderingen doorgevoerd in hun organisatiecultuur door de kracht van Action Learning de vrije teugel te laten. Action Learning heeft zich snel ontpopt als het primaire ereedschap van organisaties als Sodexho, Novartis en Nokia voor het oplossen van kritieke en complexe problemen, terwijl het tegelijkertijd dienst deed als belangrijke methodologie voor het ontwikkelen van leiders, het bouwen van teams en het uitbreiden van de bedrijfsmogelijkheden.

Leading Organizational Change Using Action Learning

By Arthur M. Freedman PhD and H. Skipton Leonard PhD

Organizations in all sectors and in all industries are and will continue to be confronted by the challenge of multiple changes in their external environments. For example, creation of disruptive technologies, fluctuating economies, increasing or decreasing governmental regulations, demographic shifts, human and natural disasters, expanding globalism, and aggressive competition. As the environmental landscape changes unpredictably along many different dimensions, organizations must recognize and adapt to the discontinuous threats and opportunities that these changes create. This calls for organizations themselves to change in ways that their unique histories have not prepared them. Thus, organizations today need effective tools to enable them to quickly create solutions for complex, systemic, important, unprecedented problems.

Great Solutions Through Action Learning: Success Every Time

By H. Skipton Leonard PhD and Arthur M. Freedman PhD

This book fills a conspicuous gap in the Action Learning literature – providing specific principles, strategies, and recommendations to coaches for developing the questions that are the foundation of effective Action Learning. Many other books provide the theory of Action Learning as well as recommendations for setting up Action Learning projects. In addition to this information, this volume provides the specific information that the coach needs to ensure the success of the Action Learning project. While the principles, strategies, and recommendations discussed in this book are based upon the methods developed with others at the World Institute for Action Learning, the authors provide many new practice principles and models which will be appreciated by experienced Action Learning coaches who want to be considered expert Action Learning coaches and who want to ensure the success of their Action Learning practice.