What and how questions are the most impactful and compelling and allow you to gain the most information. What questions diagnose and solve. How questions give clarity and are great for determining specific actions. Why questions should be limited to avoid placing blame or encountering defensiveness. Throughout Coaching for Commitment, there are many great questions and statements that you can use in your coaching. To assist you with your coaching, the following is a quick reference list of thirty-five coaching questions (some repeated from the chapters and some new ones).
Feel free to copy this list and keep it handy when you are coaching. The list is in no particular order.
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