Responding to Requests

Responding to Requests
Responding to Requests. How often do you get asked to do something? If you are like most, it would be at least once a day, but likely numerous times throughout the day. This makes responding to requests effectively an important part of being a good communicator. So, how can we respond to a request to do something? On the surface it seems there would be two choices. YES ...
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Making Requests

Making Requests
How many requests of others do you make in a day? How many in a week? How many in a year? We can’t function in life alone. Making requests are a a vital part of communicating and working with others effectively Yet, often we miss the mark. Things we ask for don’t get done, or get done incorrectly or only partially. Consider these guidelines for your next request. It might seem l...
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Motorbikes and Metaphors and Analogy in coaching

Motorbikes and Metaphors and Analogy in coaching
You may be wondering how motorbikes connect to coaching.   In many ways, they don’t connect.   But, I want to share the story of how one of my clients used something he was familiar with to explore something more complex - and how I have shared this story with the coaches I mentor to help them better support their clients. As a coach I am constantly listening to the choice of words my clien...
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