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How do I listen?

Many perceive themselves good listeners.  At the same time, upon observing themselves and reflecting, many also realize their listening leaves something to be desired.  This is normal and it is also worth noticing and changing. What gets in the way … Read more

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Communication in Coaching

Communication is an exchange of thoughts and plans through listening, questioning, and clear, direct language.  With rapport, communication is more open, honest, and deep. This empowers the client to use the coach as a sounding board, really explore options, and choose … Read more

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Listening is Essential in a Coaching Culture

Listening is one of the most important tasks to excel in: really hearing what is said and at the same time what is really meant, too.  When you listen well, are open and accepting, then you are prepared to engage … Read more

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Creating a Coaching Culture at Work

Whether managing people, parenting, volunteering, or participating in community events, coaching skills make leadership easier.  True leadership is about empowering others and enhancing their innate skills.  While it is easy to give advice and suggestions, an individual figuring out their … Read more

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Listening Skills

There are many ways we listen, and we can improve our listening skills. Start with an awareness of your own tendencies.  Common is hearing something that reminds of a different story or example, then missing most of what was said.  … Read more

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What is Intentional Listening?

A simple definition is “listening with intention”.  Go deeper. As a listener, start by getting out of your own head and away from your perceptions, biases, and ideas.  Focus completely on the speaker.  Notice the words, phrasing, and verbal behaviors of … Read more

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The Gift of Listening

The Gift of Listening By Cathy Liska Listening, really listening, is a gift.  How often do you want that gift?  How often do you give that gift? During coach training, one of the competencies we work on developing is listening.  … Read more

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Coaching Competencies Work Together

From within this series of blogs on coaching competencies are insights on how the competencies support one another and in fact work hand-in-hand. For example, the competencies of ethics and agreement work together: According to the Code of Ethics a … Read more

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Coach Training Enhances Listening Skills

Listening is a gift. How often has someone really listened and understood you? Chances are the answer is not often enough. Given the value of the gift of listening, what keeps us from listening more? Of course the obvious things … Read more

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