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THE ONE CONVERSATIONAL TOOL THAT WILL MAKE YOU BETTER AT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING

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Guest Post by Shane Snow Great insight moves your career, organization or business forward.  The Problem?  Most people are terrible at asking questions.  Learn from the pros how to do it right. Ask yourself: If you could interview like Oprah Winfrey, would you get more value from your meetings? Would your mentors become more valuable? Would your chance encounters with executives in elevators and thought leaders in conferences yield action items and relationships? The answer is yes. “As someone who had…

How Do You Do Success?

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Guest Post by Greg Stoughton An approach to coaching that I have found effective is to help a person explore how he or she does success? We each have patterns and preferences for how best we work to get things done. But most of us haven’t made time to give thought to our most effective practices. Let me provide you a bit of context for the narrative of a coaching time that follows. Many colleagues and I are part of a mission organization where we have the privilege of recruiting a personal ministry partner team (individuals, families and businesses) to pray, finance and…

Push Open the Flood Gate

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Push Open the Flood Gate

Excerpted with the permission of the authors from Chapter 17 of Power Questions: I am having lunch with Margaret. I don’t usually take time for this sort of a luncheon date. But Margaret has been calling every month for the past year to arrange a time we can get together. She is Vice President of my bank, in charge of the Private Banking Division. I think: who knows when I’m going to need some credit. Why not get together? I have never met her. “Sure. You bet, let’s have lunch. It’s about time,” I tell her when she calls this last time. We meet at a…

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