A Practical Introduction to Coaching Conversations
Listening is power. By tuning in and applying self-management and directed curiosity, you can help others solve their own problems instead of telling them what to do, giving them the tools they need to be leaders in your organization rather than order takers. Heidi Helfand leads a crash course in coaching conversations, helping you become a better and more empowering leader, coworker, and friend.
Heidi first makes the case for focused attention, listening, and awareness—skills that help people feel “heard.” You’ll then learn specific strategies like the three levels of listening, paraphrasing, and mirroring and discover how you can draw people out by asking powerful, open-ended questions. You’ll be able to apply these lessons to all areas of your life.
- Learn how to design coaching conversations, how to refactor your one-on-one meetings so they are coaching focused, how to coach people instead of telling them what to do, and how to design accountability into a coaching conversation
- Explore listening techniques to develop self-awareness, questioning techniques to draw out the other person, and ethical issues about coaching
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