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Why Leaders Should Ask More and Tell Less

One of the biggest challenges I see from some Leader / Managers when giving feedback is that they prescribe solutions that will work for them. These prescribed solutions can come in the form of ‘telling’ the person what they should do to address a performance issue, solve a problem or how to write a report…
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You Reap What you Sow

Recently I caught up with an old friend over coffee and what I mean by old friend is that we’ve been friends for over 40 decades. Over the past 5 months or so, she has taken to walking several kilometres every day to improve her fitness and health.  She said that now that she has…
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Great Questioning Skills Make Great Leaders

When studying for my Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching over 11 years ago, I really learnt some valuable questioning skills.  Everyone has the ability to ask questions I hear you say but are you asking questions in the right way?  Do the responses you receive when asking a question give you enough information so…
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The Positive Impact of Story Telling in the Workplace

As a child, I always loved stories.  One of my favourite TV shows was Jackanory where a celebrity would sit in a chair and read out a story to us, avid listeners.  I was also enraptured by listening to weekly tales of Finn McCool and the Fianna being read by a teacher while I was…
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