Saturday, September 24, 2005

Coaching: One Question is Better Than Many Questions!

Hi,

Today, I was conducting a new Coach Training Program, the Lead-Coach to a company.

One participant brought out a great point that I want to mention here.

In coaching your people, you really do not need to ask too many questions. You just confuse them. It will be even worse if you do not have much time. All the questions will just be asked at the surface level. Nothing deep can be revealed. You can't help others to discover more to solve their problems.

Instead, focus on one single question and dig deeper. The whole thing can just be done at several minutes. This can prevent from draining your staff too much or making them bored, and they can still get something out of the dialogue.

Identify the single most important question and dig deeeeeep.

Keith
Explore, Exceed & Excel
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