Clean Language

How To Ask A Better Clean Language Question

I’m often asked, “What is Clean Language?” but recently another question got my mental wheels whirring. I’m asking a better Clean Language question of myself. I’m wondering, “What does learning Clean Language do for you, as a consultant, facilitator, coach or trainer?” Not, “What’s the benefit once you’ve learned it?” but “What does learning Clean Language do …

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Communicating For Continuous Improvement

What’s the best way to introduce Clean Language to a new group? Here’s my latest attempt, for a large-group webinar. What do you think? How could I improve my slides? Please comment below. Communicating For Continuous Improvement: What Is Clean Language?  UPDATE: That seemed to go well. We had 100 people on the Zoom call, …

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Clean Language And Open Space: Double The Value?

Clean Language and Open Space Technology. Two proven approaches to improve communication “softly” – not by adding more machinery, but by structuring conversations so that they work well. We’ll be combining the two at Metaphorum 2018 on 3 February. Surely that’ll double the value? Here’s an introduction to Open Space: And here’s my latest Clean …

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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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