Judy Douglass

Jesus On Leading – Listening & 10 Questions I Love to Ask

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Jesus on Leading: Listening 1: 10 Questions I Love to Ask

Guest Post by Judy Douglass You’ve probably noticed, when reading the Gospels, that Jesus was consistent in his conversation. He asked a lot of questions. If you think about it, asking questions implies something so critical to leading: a willingness to listen. Now I’ve known people who ask lots of questions, but they don’t listen.  You’ve barely begun to reply before they ask another question.  I don’t think that’s how Jesus did it.  Nor should we. Perhaps, in order to listen well and learn something from the person we are talking with, we…

Jesus on Leading: Listening 1: 10 Questions I Love to Ask

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Jesus on Leading: Listening 1: 10 Questions I Love to Ask

Guest Post by Judy Douglass You’ve probably noticed, when reading the Gospels, that Jesus was consistent in his conversation.  He asked a lot of questions. If you think about it, asking questions implies something so critical to leading:  a willingness to listen. Now I’ve known people who ask lots of questions, but they don’t listen.  You’ve barely begun to reply before they ask another question.  I don’t think that’s how Jesus did it.  Nor should we. Perhaps, in order to listen well and learn something from the person we are talking with, we…

Do You Have All the Facts You Need?

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Guest Post by Judy Douglass C2012 Questions are bread and butter for a journalist. In my years of journalism training and experience we had six specific questions drilled into us:  the five W’s and an H. First we had to get the facts:  Who, What, When, Where. Then we moved on to the most important question:  Why? And sometimes we asked the H question:  How? When reporting, it is important to get the facts right, and to seek to understand not only what happened, but why. The same is true in the rest of life:  in families, with…

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