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The Components of Powerful Questions

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Guest Post by Brad Bridges I hate listening to know-it-alls. They probably hate listening to me when I act like a know-it-all. Executive coaches use a proven strategy to avoid the know-it-all effect. Executive coaches ask questions. Simple. Right? Yes and no. Below you’ll find a few components of powerful coaching questions: 1) Powerful Questions are Open Questions (why or how) Open questions eradicate the know-it-all effect. They require a response. They put the responsibility in the other person’s hands. <p...