Action Inquiry is situated in and interweaves three realms: the self, relationships and systems. It can lead to radically improved leadership because it simultaneously attends to learning and to productivity. Action Inquiry combines inquiry with action to radically increase the effectiveness of leaders and organisations.
As leaders develop the skills and processes of Action Inquiry their capabilities are enhanced:
- Through inquiry they become skilled questioners - able to unearth hidden assumptions and beliefs, discover inconsistencies, identify patterns and see new possibilities
- Through action, particularly purposely designed experiments, leaders are able to innovate to create surprising results
- Through reflection, even in the midst of action, leaders are able see more of the whole picture and act systemically