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.
One cold April morning, I jumped off the top of an Alpine peak. That wasn’t the hard part. The run to the cliff knowing I was going to jump was one of the most difficult things I’ve done, and the most exhilarating. This is the lesson I learned.
I teach leadership for a global corporation that starts each day with a “Safety Moment.” The exercise is designed to decrease physical accidents. When I try to teach these leaders to engage in conversations that might trigger emotions and prompt opinions contrary to their own, they claim a lack of time and value. Leaders often…