Hal Mayer

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. Questions help me understand what the person knows…

Can you actually help people by just asking them questions?

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Guest Post by Hal Mayer Over the years I have discovered when people bring me their problems and ask for help, if I am able to use this questioning model – it is a win/win.  Here is an actual coaching conversation I had with an individual in front of 70 people.  I was attempting to model how to use questions to lead.  I have changed names, except mine. Hal:  Who has a real problem or situation they are struggling with and would like some coaching?  I will not embarrass you.  Tanisha raised her hand and I invited her to the front. Hal: Tanisha, what is the…