Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling

by Edgar H. Schein. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013.

This book examines the three types of humility that affects relationships and how to use inquiry as a way to counter "do and tell" cultures.


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Best For

Christian or Jewish clergy, lay leaders


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Suggested Uses

  • Shift mindsets from a "do and tell" culture towards a discussion on humble inquiry.
  • Build stronger relationships by making a habit of humble inquiry.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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