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How do you know if you’ve communicated effectively? The best way is to ask what the person or people understood. Avoid asking ‘right?’ or ‘do you understand?’ because those questions give you no information as to what was understood. To...

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What if the person you disagree with actually had some really good points? Breathing, centering open your mind to understand the other. Otherwise, you may miss some golden nuggets. The best questions foster understanding, spark innovation, diffuse negative conflict,...

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What lens do you view your world from: wide-angle, telephoto, or macro? How good are you at shifting from one to the other? How would a challenge you are dealing with right now, look different with each of these lenses? Conflict is often best mastered when looking at...

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What point of views do you assume those close to you hold? They may not be the same as yours. I was very surprised recently to learn one of my contemporaries thought very differently about a topic than I assumed. Challenge to you: Pick a topic and ask someone close to...

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The best questions beg an answer, spark innovation, diffuse negative conflict, and build influence. What is fascinating to you right now? Being fascinated opens our minds to explore! From the simple how my coffee is making spots on the cup to how passionate my...