For the past 30 years Meredith Bell has helped people become better leaders by showing them how to be more effective communicators.
In this episode we cover:
- The five questions you can ask to:
- foster independence of team and family members
- develop deeper relationships
- analyze and move on from negative situations
- reflect and learn from experiences
- Specific strategies for being a deeper listener.
- How to let go of the past so you can focus on your goals.
- “The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has actually taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw
- “A good leader has to learn how to ask questions and to listen in order to help the person come up with their own solutions.”
- “Trying to re-do the past is a fruitless exercise.”
- “One of the greatest needs of every human being is to feel understood. Being willing to give your full attention to another person is one of the most powerful gifts that you can give them.”
Links and resources mention:
- Meredith’s Life Skills That Matter interview
- The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
- The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
- “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”
- Five questions to ask after you know what hits the fan:
- What happened?
- How did you feel about it?
- Why did it happen that way?
- What were the consequences?
- What will you do next time?
- Zack’s Weekly Learnings
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