Effective Communication

A SENSE OF URGENCY HAS GREAT JOB VALUE! YES! THAT'S IT!

A SENSE OF URGENCY HAS GREAT JOB VALUE! YES! THAT'S IT!

I read an article by Ron Aldridge in 2001 which I have kept and love to this day. At the time, he was the Publisher of Electronic Media, and I was developing and running a mentoring program at the media company I worked for. It stopped me in my tracks, and I have used it and quoted him ever since. He talked about a sense of urgency having great job value and I said "That's it"! That is what separates the good from the great, the fun from the boring, the doers from the procrastinators. How many people do we all know who just "get by" every day? Plodding along without passion or enthusiasm for what they are doing.

Good Questions Create the Loop for Great Communication and Results

Good Questions Create the Loop for Great Communication and Results

As coaches, we are trained in the art form of communication. We are trained to ask questions, to be curious, to not have the answers but rather to encourage inquiry. After all, I believe that if we aren't asking the right questions (or good questions), how can we expect to get good answers or even the right information? We are so used to telling rather than asking.