Category Archives: Asking Questions

How Perfect is Perfect Enough?

A business professor assigned a group of MBA students to visit a local custom door factory and observe some of the craftsmen there. The students arrived at the factory and were assigned to observe an elderly and obviously very seasoned … Continue reading

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How are you showing up as an active listener? Five traps to avoid.

How often do you show up for a meeting or a discussion, only to find your partner in a complete state of disarray, heavily distracted by telephones, email, social media, other employees stopping in to interject a thought or start … Continue reading

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Five Dysfunctions of a Question: And How to Avoid Then

So many dysfunctions, so little time…. As a professional coach, I get to ask a lot of questions. For each brilliant one that makes things clear for my client and provides me deep insight into what they’re working on, I … Continue reading

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