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Anytime Coaching, 2nd Edition by Wendy Sherwin Swire, Teresa Wedding Kloster

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CHAPTER 3

The Practice of Inquiring

“Judge others by their questions rather than by their answers.”

—VOLTAIRE, 18TH CENTURY FRENCH ENLIGHTENMENT WRITER

The practice of inquiring provides tools, a structure, and discipline for asking powerful and insightful questions in your coaching. Anytime coaches recognize that these kinds of questions often lead to important conversations with employees; the practice of inquiring will encourage employees to communicate more openly with you. In fact, the practice of inquiring is at the very heart of Anytime Coaching. All the practices matter, but you cannot coach without inquiring.

PRINCIPLE

Anytime coaches recognize that questions are the doorway to meaningful conversations with employees.

Inquiring ...

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