In his book, How We Think, John Dewey described reflective inquiry as "enabling others to climb a tree in their minds." They gain a broader standpoint to see connections and faults in thinking to better assess what to do next. This post explains how we do this.
How do you know when people need coaching? First, choose the right time and conditions to ensure your coaching is both meaningful and successful. Then know there are times when you will choose to do something other than coaching.
Many leadership practices and coaching competencies outline rules for asking good questions. On their own, these suggestions are misleading. Read this post to discover how to make your conversations more effective, even when you break some of the hallowed rules.
You already have empathy but you might have forgotten how to access it. This post gives you steps to regain and strengthen your empathy to improve your coaching, leadership, and relationship skills.
When you are coaching one-on-one, facilitating a team meeting, or trying to hear out an upset friend, one of the most difficult things to do is to keep the conversation on track to a fulfilling resolution, or at least forward movement. It’s not that the topic changes, it’s that the destination wasn’t made clear. When…