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Ask Questions

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Excerpted from the just released “5 Coaching Habits of Excellent Leaders” by Lee and Julie Colan

Plenty of books are filled with lists of questions, but asking questions without a clear objective is like playing the question lotto. Very occasionally you might get lucky and win, but most of the time you will come up empty-handed. That’s a loss for you and for your team member. There is rarely a right answer to a wrong...

The Art of Active Listening

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This week as part of our 5th Anniversary Celebration I am sharing the top 5 Posts of the past 5 years!  Here is # 1:

Every time I see Bob Tiede’s LWQ in my inbox, I know my brain is in for a treat! It is always a blessing when we come across others who are like-minded and who share our same passions… and I am certainly passionate enough about questions to have written a whole book about them.
This is why I was honored...

Can you actually help people by just asking them questions?

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This week as part of our 5th Anniversary Celebration I am sharing the top 5 Posts of the past 5 years!  Here is # 2:

Congratulations to my friend Bob Tiede on the 5th Anniversary of his terrific blog:  LeadingWithQuestions.com.  

I am a big fan of helping people gain perspective – especially self-awareness.  Questions seem to be one of the best tools available to help in the drive for understanding perspective.  I use questions when I coach for a couple of reasons.

  1. Questions help me understand what the person knows...
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