In coaching we want to really hone our skills in the areas of listening, as well as asking good questions.
Given that coaching is a conversation space to help people explore perspectives, identify and look at options, in coaching questions should be:
Open ended – closed questions which get people to answer a yes, or no, do not provide as much space for insight generation.
Are short – think about 5-7 words in length As a mentor coach for many years (since 2007) this piece o coaching advice is often seen as a small but very powerful shift. Consider the questions you ask. Are they as brief and short as they can be?
Provide the coaches with the opportunity to explore in a neutral space. We’re not asking questions for someone to justify something. Our questions are often to:
Help further thinking
Help support connecting the dots
There are many different ways we can be asking questions. I want to share 20 of my favorites in this brief YouTube video – 2 minutes – check it out
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