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Listen

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Note from Bob:  Enter our 2017 Five Favorite Questions to Ask at Thanksgiving Contest – details at the bottom of today’s post! If you want to be effective at “Leading With Questions” what is the first thing required every time you ask a question?  Might it be – You then have to     LISTEN? “Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost Indistinguishable.”  David Augsburger, Senior Professor of Pastoral Care & Counseling at Fuller Seminary. Ken…

Blind Spots

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Guest Post by Lee Colan All the questions in the world will not help your team if you are not listening. You don’t learn when you’re talking; you learn when you’re listening. Excellent coaches are also excellent listeners and learners. Mark Twain said, “If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.” If you’re not listening to your employees, you will gradually suffer from “blind spots” – weaknesses that are apparent to others but not to you. A classic episode of Seinfeld featured Elaine while she was…

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