October 12, 2016

Here’s the overarching theory:

  1. Ask essential (and cage-rattling) questions to generate conversation.
  2. Conversation as a core business practice, according to systems thinking and learning organization business theories.
  3. Conversation generates learning.
  4. Learning produces change.
  5. And all 4 steps – when done well – create stronger organizations.

So the right questions (not the weak, chicken questions) are essential. And cage-rattling questions are particularly critical. What’s a cage-rattling question (CRQ)? See my next blog.

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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