An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Why Inquiring Leadership Matters

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With Dr. Marilee Adams & Moderator Dr. Alicia Crumpton

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In this webinar, co-hosted by ILA’s Philosophy, Religion, and Worldviews member community and its emergent Coaching member community, attendees will get an overview of Inquiring leadership along with an understanding of the importance of mindsets in leadership. They will also be introduced to the Choice Map, a practical model that illustrates how to embody the most effective mindset for leaders as well as the kinds of questions they ask that foster relationship and communication, productivity, and results.

The term Inquiring Leader refers to leaders (formal and informal) at any level who are curious, self-aware, solution-oriented, and value asking questions of themselves and others as a core leadership skill. The model and concept of Inquiring Leadership is meant to complement, enrich, and operationalize effective leadership thinking, communication, behavior, and ways of being and relating. It includes practices that lead to empowering desired individual, team and organizational culture and results. In general, Inquiring Leaders exemplify the thinking, communication, and collaboration skills associated with important leadership approaches such as authentic, strategic, servant, appreciative, mindful, transformational, and “level 5” leadership.

This session will be practical, informative, and experiential.

Marilee Adams, Ph.D

Marilee Adams, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and pioneer in the fields of inquiry-based coaching, leadership, and organizational culture and the originator of the Question Thinking™ methodologies. She is CEO/Founder of the Inquiry Institute, a consultant for organizations large and small, an affiliate instructor for Weatherhead Executive Education at Case-Western Reserve University and was an Adjunct Professor of Leadership at American University. Marilee is the author of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Results, an international bestseller and a standard part of the curriculum in many coach training and leadership development programs.

Dr. Alicia Crumpton

Alicia Crumpton, Ph.D., brings 30+ years of management consulting experience working with an array of clients in the utility, education, and nonprofit sectors. She has worked with many clients around the United States and has developed a network of seasoned colleagues who share her commitment to technical excellence, quality, and care for client engagement and delivery. Her consulting philosophy is relationally undergirded with a sense of hospitality for her clients and client contexts where she continually asks how this client can best be served.  She is the co-author of Architecture and Leadership (Routledge, 2022).


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