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Monday, August 5 • 10:45 - 12:00
The Answer is the Question (Bernie Maloney)

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As a Scrum Master, Coach or Trainer, do you ever wish you could practically snap your fingers & influence your colleagues or students to facilitate their own answers?
Most questions we receive are requests for something our listener is missing. But questions themselves can be repatterned and used for so much more than a direct answer. WIth a series of exercises, this session introduces facilitation skills & techniques that enable a teacher (be they a Scrum Master, Coach or Trainer) to use questions to restructure a listener’s thinking, and therefore their experience, opening a path for a listener (be they a colleague, coachee or student) to discover an answer for themselves.
Come learn how to influence your colleagues and students to think “outside the box” powerfully leading them beyond their conscious mind to tap into their unconscious & find an answer within their question.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Practice a state for increased situational awareness, to better grasp a student or colleague’s question
  • Outline a pattern of questions that can be used to loosen up a student or colleague’s perspective on a question or problem
  • Use the pattern of questions to coach a fellow workshop participant through thinking “outside the box” and find new answers to their question or problem
  • Summarize this coaching technique and choose a situation where you’ll apply it “in real life”


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Bernie Maloney

Agile Coach | Accelerating Genius, Persistent Systems
Bernie’s career started with a flash and a bang. Literally. His first position was designing devices that protect telephone networks from lightning strikes. A few career pivots later, he had a flash of insight: it was possible to tap into latent potential in every person, every... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
Maryland Ballroom A