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What does the coach need to know?

So does the coach need to know anything? Do you need to understand anything as a coach? Or does mainly the client need to know and develop understanding and forward movement?​​​ In one of the last emails I talked about keeping our questions on the first floor of the...

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Interrupting your Client?

Interrupting your client gets seriously bad rap from coaching educators, competency frameworks and other sources aiming at increasing the quality of coaching. But is interrupting your client really such a bad thing? As always, in coaching, there is a golden rule: “It...

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The BEST 1001 Coaching Questions

“1001 Powerful Questions” – buy this book, buy it now! Improve your coaching instantly! Comes with a handy set of flashcards! Whenever I see advertisements like this, I feel like someone did not get the point. Coaching is not about learning by heart a set of...

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Book review: “Assholes” by Aaron James

“Assholes: A Theory” is a philosophical / psychological treatise on the definition, characteristics and treatment of the group mentioned in the title. James defines assholes as follows …

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Verbal 360 Degree Feedback Coaching

Today many companies use 360 degree feedback systems to help their managers and leaders to develop. Most often these systems consist of predetermined questions around the leadership values that the organization has identified as part of a strategic leadership culture initiative …

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Respect

“Respect” is one of the 1000 dollar words that people use to describe their attitude as consultants. But what does it mean when someone states: “We treat our partners with respect”?

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Controversial Discussions in Meetings

You are dreading the meeting — you know the issue at hand is highly controversial. You’ve talked to a few people and there are two or more proposals floating around that are mutually exclusive and people feel passionately about them …

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