Discover how questions, not answers, help drive school improvement by applying the principles of quality questioning to four critical leadership functions: maximizing, mobilizing, mediating, and monitoring.

Mediating: How Does Quality Questioning Help Create Common Ground?
Mediating: How does quality questioning help create common ground?

There are three ways of dealing with difference: domination, compromise, and integration. By domination only one side gets what it wants; by compromise neither side gets what it wants; by integration we find a way by which both sides may get what they wish.

—Mary Parker Follett, Wisdom Quotes

Focus Questions

  • What outcomes result when leaders use questions to understand and manage conflict among members of their community?
  • In what ways can leaders use questioning to surface differences and encourage respect of divergent thinking?
  • What kinds of questions can we use to mediate understanding of complex and potentially controversial issues?
  • How can we use each of the four elements of ...
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