S:0261 Quote: Anger

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Anger is always bracketed by choices.” Ian Percy – author, professional speaker, consultant, facilitator   Coaching Point: Anger is interesting (as are anger’s cousins, irritation, upset and frustration). Just before you are angry you have a choice. Ask yourself, “what is the real source of my…Continue Reading →

S:0260 Distinction: Change History vs. Make History

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   A top athlete can make history by setting a new world’s record and they will forever be in the history books for their achievement. An ordinary school teacher can change history by having a pivotal impact…Continue Reading →

S:0259 Great Question: Connective Communication?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “How do YOU feel about __________________?”   Coaching Point: After you ask the question, pause, listen, then respond. You will elicit powerful responses.   Copyright 2000 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0258 Great Question: Connective Communications?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do YOU think about __________________?”   Coaching Point: After you ask the question, pause, listen, then respond. People like this a lot!   Copyright 2000 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →