Blog : Effective Conferencing

July 1, 2016

How to Listen Your Way to Better Leadership

I’m not a schmoozer. It’s not in my nature to chit chat idly or drum up conversation where there is none. I have to work intentionally to connect with... Read More

March 31, 2016

Take My Advice-Or Not

I read a blog post by Keith Webb that resonated with me. The post centered on not being attached to the advice you give. Think about all of the times whe... Read More

March 22, 2016

It's About the Teacher-and the Question

"On a scale of 1-10, what's your homework load tonight?", I asked Aubrey, my high school freshman. "It's a five", he said.  "And here's why", he continued.   Powerful questioning can make... Read More

January 18, 2016

Why Am I Talking?

There seems to be an unspoken rule in leadership. Somehow the leader is the one who does all the talking. Yet, as leaders, how do we foster the growth and... Read More

June 19, 2015

Paraphrasing, Not Parrot Phrasing!

Instructional Coaching. Leadership Coaching. If you’ve been the “coachee” in any of these situations, you probably know what it feels like to have your coach repeat back to you what y... Read More