Leading with Questions Team dialogue

Learn with your (new) team members to ask better questions and make more impact in team conversations while understanding each other better business-wise.

Leading with Questions for Teams

Learn with your (new) team members to ask better questions and make more impact in team conversations while understanding each other better business-wise.

Location

Location by mutual agreement

Start date

By mutual agreement

Investment

€ 1,790, - excluding VAT per team

Time investment

One day

Language

Dutch, English or German

Number of participants

Four to eight participants with one trainer. More participants are possible upon request.

Miscellaneous

Certificate of participation

Learn to ask the right questions

Listening and questioning are skills that Covey says you must master to perfection to be an effective leader!

We see the importance of this daily in 1-on-1 and team discussions.

The Leading with Questions program helps you grow in team conversations in asking the right questions without judgment, really listening, observing, reflecting, giving and receiving feedback and feed forward. At the same time, you'll get to know and understand each other better in business terms through your own business topics that come up.

What does the
Leading with Questions for TEAMS program get you?

As an individual

    • You learn to engage in dialogue rather than debate
    • You learn to make yourself more audible and visible in the team
    • You learn to make the undercurrent discussable in the team
    • You learn not to jump into action mode right away, but to help the team discover and understand first

As a TEAM

    • More bonding occurs among team members
    • The real conversation arises
    • The undercurrent becomes negotiable
    • Reflective ability is increased
    • Everyone is seen and heard
    • Team and peer to peer coaching grows (feedback and feed forward)
    • Important step toward more supported decision-making and discovering the real problems

Why choose the
Leading with Questions program for TEAMS?

  • NYou get to know better the background of views and ideas of colleagues
  • NThe team makes an important step in the process toward becoming a high performing team
  • NWorking on your skills to ask (better) questions in a team
  • NYou contribute to increased psychological safety in your environment

The program

Learn to successfully ask the right questions in team meetings

This Leading with Questions program is conducted in one day.

The program includes the following topics:

  • NTypes of questions and when to successfully deploy
  • NHumble Inquiry
  • NUpper and lower current
  • NReflectivity
  • NPersonal leadership
  • NAction-oriented learning (practicing and learning at once)
  • NReal listening

Who is this program for?

Leading with Questions is for any team that is just starting out, has added new people to the team composition or has been working together for some time. You want to take team consultation to the next level and/or get to know and understand each other better business-wise and/or improve collaboration.

Location

Location by mutual agreement

Start date

By mutual agreement

Investment

€ 1,790, - excluding VAT per team

Time investment

One day

Language

Dutch, English or German

Number of participants

Four to eight participants with one trainer. More participants are possible upon request.

Miscellaneous

Certificate of participation

Learning and working together

The Leading with Questions Team Dialogue program introduces you to the basic principles of action-based learning, the common thread running through all WIAL Netherlands programs. It ensures that as a team you really listen to each other, learn to understand the context, have the real conversation and work on reflective capacity.

Instant returns for you

You will develop awareness and skills during Leading with Questions Team Dialogue about how you are in the conversation now and how that comes across to another. Are you being heard and seen? Is the wisdom being extracted from the team? Are we having the real conversation with each other?

 

The development that participants say they are going through is:

 

I now hear myself asking a closed question or a question with an opinion. I now realize that I am one of the persons who immediately jumps into action mode and forgets to bring out the wisdom in the others. I now realize that I am not yet staying with my question at the other person's answer because in my mind I am still fully engaged in formulating an open-ended question. I am now beginning to invite others to make it an open-ended question. I am now correcting myself to turn a closed question into an open question. I realize now that I am making decisions based on assumptions.

 

Afterwards, participants indicated that they asked open diagnostic questions and began to follow through on the other person's answer. That they have started using check questions to make sure they have understood the other person correctly and to let the other person know that they really hear the other person. That they are more patient by not immediately jumping into action mode but first discovering and understanding before accelerating. Also, participants indicate that their questions are no longer just in the upper stream but also in the lower stream and that they now ask questions they were afraid to ask before. That they have begun to ask convergent and divergent questions in conversation and that silence is no longer scary but helps them. That participants report that they are less debating whose arguments are the right ones and more engaging in dialogue to obtain new information before a choice is made. And that during the conversation, real connection with the other person emerges much more often.

What others are saying

"I learned to step out of the crowd, listen carefully and formulate my questions calmly."

Participant

From an evaluation form from an LWQ participant

"I have learned to defer judgment and experienced that my stacked questions lead people to answer only my last question."

Participant

From an evaluation form from an LWQ participant

"I have learned to really listen and ask through on the answer. Small handholds and different types of questions help me do that. The training is very practical and reflective!"

Participant

From an evaluation form from an LWQ participant

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