Chapter 9

Working on Your Craft: An Example

Throughout this book, I have used examples taken from the work of my students (with their permission and sometimes melded together into composites). Hopefully, these examples have been helpful for showing how to use the tools to actively work on the craft of interacting with other people. Here, I’d like to step aside and offer a fuller example of a completed inquiry in the student’s own words. The names and other unimportant details have been changed to hide their identities, but the story is all his. This is Jack’s story, chronicling how he came to understand more about his practice and his struggles with his own leadership. It spans a couple of months in a university semester, but connects back ...

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