90 word reflections on coaching.
(Not as easy as it sounds, but neither is coaching.)
REGULAR TIME (90)
Reflection 7: 90 words on "communication".
30 years of coaching. I’m good at telling.
Practiced, concise, persuasive.
I build them up, fire them up, let them down gently.
I don’t negotiate - I navigate to where I want to go. Jedi mind trick.
If communication is competition, I win.
But, am I hearing, or am I listening?
Hearing is accidental. Listening is intentional.
Do I listen with compassion, curiosity, empathy?
Do I listen to fix, or listen to understand?
Authentic leaders communicate.
Not only inform, but also listen.
Listen to understand.
EXTRA TIME (90+)
When I started they told me I only needed three chords and the truth... it turned out I could manage with two and some vague ideas.