Claire writes: “One of the exercises we use in training allows the thinker in a conversation to control it. They only ask for a question from a group when they need one. It slows down the pace of questioning from the coach/ facilitator and speeds up their own thinking. Ironically it’s the space that increases the pace. And in the time that the group are coming up with their questions, the thinker keeps thinking – and moves on again.
When asked what they were learning one delegate said: “I’m learning to shut up. Just shut up!” It’s the gift of giving space whilst being attentively not bothered.
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