Clean Language

The Impact Of Hidden Organisational Metaphors

If your organisation was a person, what kind of person would it be? Lean and Agile? Or something different? Our metaphors have profound implications – but they’re often invisible. That’s because metaphor is the native language of the unconscious mind, the atom of thought. Our minds are so awash with metaphors that we hardly notice …

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Why Should A Manager Learn Clean Language?

Learning Clean Language will make you a better manager, in few different ways. It will develop your skills, especially involving interpersonal communication and collaborative influence It will increase your self-awareness, especially about the ways you interact with other people It’s likely to lead you to an increasingly sophisticated way of experiencing the world: to increase …

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How Should A Facilitator, Trainer Or Consultant Dress? “Smartly” or “Authentically”?

If you’re a consultant, how do you want your potential clients to see you? Does that change if you’re more of a facilitator than a consultant? And do either of these change if you mostly work remotely? To what extent is it Clean to match a potential client’s metaphor for “business consultant”: to what extent …

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Why Might Remote Leaders Value Clean Language?

I’m probably best known for my work with Clean Language. But in recent weeks and months, my public profile has been more focussed on remote facilitation. For example, I’ve been giving conference talks and writing blog posts about “How To Make Remote Meetings Not Suck“. So I’ve been asked, “What’s the relationship?” One answer is …

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