Keep It Short

Keep It Short!

I heard a coach once give succinct advice about how to ask good coaching questions. How to “keep it short”. Unfortunately, I can’t recall who it was. If you know, let me know! I’ve been reflecting on the confusion and misunderstandings and abundant minor and major conflicts in so much of our communications. I think…

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Pleasing

Pleasing or Serving

Are you Pleasing yourself and others or are you Serving? To please or to serve, that is the question. I first read about this concept in Steve Chandler’s book “Crazy Good” where he talks about the difference between Pleasing and Serving. I find this a very powerful distinction.    People Pleasing You may think this only…

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Leaders

The Not Knowing Leaders

In Leadership Development programs, we often encourage leaders to be more “Coach-like” in their interactions. Meaning to not simply provide an answer or direction but to be curious, dig deeper and to have people come up with their own answers as much as possible. This approach creates challenges for a lot of leaders for many…

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Conflicting Messages

Conflicting Messages Abound

What Dominates in a Conflicting Messages Conflict? Remember from Grade School: “When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking, and says its own name.” (It isn’t always true – nothing is.) Conflicting messages are like that. I’ve been wondering about when two opposing messages go walking together, which one does the talking.…

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