Manipulation

Filling Your Facilitator Toolkit With Clean Language

Recently I’ve done lots of workshops introducing Clean Language to Agile coaches, facilitators and trainers. When I ask why they signed up, many of them share the same metaphor: they wanted more tools for their facilitator toolkit. Of course, as we soon discover, each of them means something slightly different by that phrase. No two …

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Why Should A Judge Be Curious About Clean Language?

Why should a judge be curious about Clean Language? I was asked this question recently and I thought I’d share my response. What else should I have included? Please comment below. Clean Language is a specialist inquiry technique which has some fairly unusual features. It provides a system for minimising presuppositions and content impositions from …

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Is Clean Language NLP In Disguise?

Is Clean Language “NLP in disguise”, as one (trolling) correspondent claimed recently? “No” is the short answer. There are significant differences, I think. Of course, there are similarities. As I mentioned last week, the world of Clean Language is building a significant body of academic research to support it. So is NLP. Both can be …

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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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