Four tips for unleashing the responsibility in a group

#1 Clear purpose

Purpose is the compass for the group.

#2 Ask coaching questions

Coaching questions can unlock magic in a group. They should be open, place the responsibility with the group, and move things forward. For example:

  • “What’s the most important thing for us to talk about?”
  • “What’s needed for us to move forward?”
  • “What’s in the way for us to move forward?”

#3 Listen!

Your listening will do wonders. It helps the group feel heard and clarifies what’s in the air.

  • Label what you hear (words, feelings)
  • Repeat 2–3 words back that someone said as a question
  • Summarise themes

#4 Responsibility radar

Always be asking yourself: “Where is the responsibility now?”



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Lisa Gill

Lisa Gill


Founder of Reimaginaire, trainer and coach with Tuff Leadership Training, host of Leadermorphosis podcast.