S:1356 Distinction: Declare vs. Explain

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) There is nothing wrong about explaining or being willing to explain. Explaining is frequently the right tool when teaching, leading, managing. When you teach you transfer knowledge (and maybe even wisdom!). The person or group knows more…Continue Reading →

S:1355 Great Question: Amazes?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What amazes me?” Coaching Point: Children spend much of their time amazed. That’s because each day can be an introduction to something new, interesting, wonderful. For them there is a continual unfoldment of something they haven’t seen before, had no idea existed, and, well, amazes…Continue Reading →

S:1354 Principle: Peril

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Treat people poorly at your peril. Coaching Point: You can treat others poorly if you want, but what is the price? Copyright 2021 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1353 Quote: Saying and Hearing

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Words of affirmation focus on what we are saying,whereas quality conversation focuses on what we are hearing.” Gary D. Chapman – from his book The Five Love Languages Coaching Point: Some people know they are loved when they are affirmed, recognized, or acknowledged verbally. What is said…Continue Reading →