[Via SdMagazine] A PDF booklet titled “Notes on the Role of Leadership and Language in Regenerating Organizations”, available exclusively to the registered users of SD Magazine. This book emerged from the conversations between members of Paul Pangaro’s Developer Web Services team at Sun Microsystems and Dr. Michael Geoghegan, who devoted more than 25 years to research, development, and strategic planning at Du Pont.
Dr. Geoghegan helped the team examine their work in the context of Sun’s changing, highly competitive environment. In a market that raises many fundamental business concerns, he gave them ways of evaluating and regenerating their relationship with developers.
The source of new language is questions –
questions that spark new conversations,
questions that create controversy.
What questions should we ask?
And more important, ask yourself:
What questions are we not supposed to ask?
Who aren’t we conversing with?
And then ask them:
What are your questions?
Ask questions that don’t come easily –
questions that are tough, awkward, even taboo.
Ask unnatural questions.