In HSD, we believe that Inquiry is the path through ongoing Adaptive Action. In complex systems, there is no list of answers that works across one situation and on to the next. No single answer will meet the unique needs of each challenge, each person, each situation. So rather than trying to have the “answer,” HSD practitioners learn to stand in inquiry — carrying with them questions that help them see, understand, and influence the uniqueness of each new challenge. They stand in inquiry while consulting, teaching, administering, leading, evaluating, researching, and a host of other areas of practice where patterns emerge. Good questions lead to agile responsiveness and build adaptive capacity. Good questions feed and fuel Adaptive Action.