Blog -EFFECTIVE CONFERENCING

How to Listen Your Way to Better Leadership

Thursday, June 30, 2016 How to Listen Your Way to Better Leadership Image

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...
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Take My Advice-Or Not

Thursday, March 31, 2016 Take My Advice-Or Not Image

I read a blog post by Keith Webb that resonated with me. The post centered on not being attached to the advice you give...


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It's About the Teacher-and the Question

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 It's About the Teacher-and the Question Image

"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...
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Why Am I Talking?

Monday, January 18, 2016 Why Am I Talking? Image

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 development of others if we possess all the knowledge, all the answers, ...
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Paraphrasing, Not Parrot Phrasing!

Saturday, June 20, 2015 Paraphrasing, Not Parrot Phrasing! Image

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 you have just said. Because of their clear and conci...
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