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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Clean Language For Agile Coaches – Where’s The Value?

When Agile coaches encounter Clean Language, they often fall in love! There’s something about it that grabs their attention and makes them want to learn more. But what? Why do Agile coaches love Clean Language? Where’s its value for them? That question has been bugging me for a couple of years now – and at…

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Why Is Clean Language Useful? Exploring Unknown Knowns

I’m on a triathlon training camp with a group of people I mostly don’t know, and we’ve got to the stage of the week where people are starting to ask each other what they do for a living. So, how to explain what I do? And more importantly, to explain: why is Clean Language useful?…

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Is Clean Language nonsense?

One of the questions I’m frequently being asked lately is, “Is Clean Language nonsense?” Actually, the question is being asked in slightly stronger language than that. And I don’t think the people asking it actually want a real answer – their question isn’t coming from a place of curiosity. But I actually think it’s a…

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Books About Clean Language

Metaphors In Mind by Penny Tompkins and James Lawley Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds by Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees The Five-Minute Coach by Lynne Cooper and Mariette Castellino From Contempt To Curiosity by Caitlin Walker Clean Approaches For Coaches by Marian Way Coaching Supervision At Its BEST by Jackie Arnold Clean Language…

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