What Can Clean Language Learn From Lego Serious Play?

What can Clean Language learn from Lego Serious Play? That question’s come up for me a few times recently, as I’ve met a few facilitators who use Lego in their work. It moved into sharp focus as my friend and sometime student Sean Blair launched his new book about the Lego facilitation business, Serious Work, in…

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How Would You Start A Conversation With An Alien?

How would you start a conversation with an alien? Could you use Clean Language? That’s just one of the thoughts that’s been buzzing round my brain since watching the provocative movie Arrival last night. Here’s the set up. Aliens have landed… and they aren’t much like humans. The central character (played by Amy Adams) is…

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How To Remove Impediments With Clean Language

Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters have one central task: to remove impediments to their teams’ progress in their work. Initially, some of those impediments will be very practical, such as getting hold of the right people, or the right kit, to get the job done. But after a while, they discover that a lot of the…

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Which Types Of People Learn Clean Language?

Which types of people learn Clean Language?   I’m currently developing my swimming using the SwimSmooth system – which divides learners into various “types” in order to prescribe appropriate learning activities. the idea is that all you have to do is follow the plan appropriate to your type, and your swimming will improve. After analysing the…

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What’s Most Important In Clean Language?

What’s most important in Clean Language? Is it the Clean Language questions themselves? Is it the way they direct attention, profoundly influencing people’s emotional state? Is it the way they work with metaphor, the atom of thought? Or is it something less obvious? Perhaps it’s the way that they almost force you to pay attention:…

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