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Silence

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Have you ever experienced “Silence” when you asked someone a question?

Might you have been uncomfortable with their silence?

So what did you do?

The average person waits only 2-3 seconds before rephrasing the question or answering the question themselves or just moving on.  And strange as it may sound the average person has no idea that they do this!

How about you?  Confronted with silence have you too quickly re-asked the question?  Or restated the question in another way?  Or maybe asked a second or even third question hoping they would...

How Can You Move From “Good Intentions” To “Mission Accomplished?”

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Might this be your experience:

You have set “Goals” in the past with really “Good Intentions” to make progress on them that very week.  But then other things entered your schedule and you simply did not have time to work on your “Goals” but you still had really “Good Intentions” to get to them the following week.  But again things came up–and although a bit disappointed that you had made no progress you still had really “Good Intentions” to get to them the very next week.  But then weeks rolled into months and...

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...

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