S:0266 Personal Needs: The Need For Drama

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.)   “Drama Queen” is an old label people have used to identify certain traits in others. (Of course there are also “Drama Kings”, the label transcends gender.) So what are the characteristics of…Continue Reading →

S:0265 Great Question: The Cost of Outcomes?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Is the outcome worth the process?”   Coaching Point: Is it really?   Copyright 2000 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0264 Quote: Vision

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The difference between a Vision and a hallucination is whether anyone else can see it.” Terry Paulson, Ph.D – author, professional speaker, consultant   Coaching Point: To a Bedouin a mirage has meaning. To a spirit worker a ghost has guts. But unless your Vision can…Continue Reading →

S:0263 Distinction: Committed vs. Involved

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   The old joke is that in a breakfast of bacon and eggs the chicken is involved but the pig is committed. However, you don’t have to give your life to be committed! Commitment is based on…Continue Reading →

S:0262 Great Question: Exceptional Outcomes?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do you want?”   Coaching Point: And by when? Write it down!   Copyright 2000 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →