Preface to the Second Edition

The motivation to write a second edition of this book continues to be personal and professional for both of us. We can see in today’s and tomorrow’s world more reasons than ever why Humble Inquiry—the gentle art of asking questions to which we don’t already know the answer—must be practiced to build better relationships and to help others to untangle the complex situations we are confronted with daily.

What is new in this second edition is a deepening and broadening of this concept, seeing it as both a set of guidelines for to how to ask better questions and as an entire attitude that includes better listening, better responding to what others are trying to tell us, and better revealing of ourselves to facilitate ...

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