Posts Tagged ‘coaching skills’

Are human beings genetically programmed to ask more closed than open-ended questions? And if so, why? Perhaps it’s a self-protective mechanism? Especially if you are someone who is (or feels) “time-poor”, asking an open ended question can feel dangerous. What if your question invites information you simply don’t have time to listen, let alone respond, to? This can make for frustratingly brief and impersonal contact among colleagues and even friends and family. (more…)


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