Brad Bridges

The Components of Powerful Questions

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Guest Post by Brad Bridges

I hate listening to know-it-alls. They probably hate listening to me when I act like a know-it-all. Executive coaches use a proven strategy to avoid the know-it-all effect.

Executive coaches ask questions. Simple. Right? Yes and no.

Below you’ll find a few components of powerful coaching questions:

1) Powerful Questions are Open Questions (why or how)

Open questions eradicate the know-it-all effect. They require a response. They put the responsibility in the other person’s hands.