Nancy Kline’s Incisive Question is a valuable process to use when individuals feel their progress towards goal is blocked. Typically in Thinking Partnerships, the Thinker, in the right conditions, discovers and removes limiting assumptions as they go along. Sometimes, they can’t; and then we can use this process. I will outline the simple, yet profound process.
Incisive question: If you knew (liberating assumption) how would you achieve (your challenging next step?)