In a recent article in the Journal of the Association for Management Education and Development, Khorshed Bhote and I shared a…
A Writing Checklist for Critical Friendship conversations
Here’s an brief excerpt with practical applications… Enjoy.
- Set ground rules
- Clarify intent – including objective, audience, tone – and hoped for action
- Read the texts aloud
- Analyse using objective tools
- Discuss what was good
- What was difficult
- What you might do differently
- Edit, rinse and repeat
- Don’t forget to share…
… and here are two online tools for writing which you can use
- hemingwayapp.com – quick and free to use online, offline app download also available
- readable.io – broader analysis of your writing – try for free.
Also, you might like to explore these four books on writing
- Several Short Sentences about Writing – Verlyn Klinkenborg
- Elements of Style – William Strunk
- Bird by Bird: Instructions for Writing and Life – Anne Lamott
- Why I Write – George Orwell
You can find the full article (including more about what Critical Friendships are) in Volume 25 No 2 of the Journal of the Association for Management Education and Development. It is set alongside lots of other useful writing on and about facilitation from other leading practitioners. Big thanks to editors Steve Dilworth and Bob MacKenzie.
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