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Greg Kyte 2The title of this post is a lie. We’ll get to that in a minute.

Actually, we’ll get to a lot of crap in a minute. Like why it’s maybe not the best idea to post the following status on Facebook:

 

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And also – just a heads up – it’s maybe not a good idea to call someone who’s close to you and say, “Hey, I need to find a drug dealer, and you’re the first person I thought of.” Read more

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Coaching, Personal Growth
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Jason BlumerMy wife, Jennifer, has been going through some changes in her life to become more healthy in her life, her work, her body, and her relationships (read more about her journey on her blog). She finally got me into her 5:00 am trips to Greenville Adventure Bootcamp. Wow! I’ve never attempted exercises that are so difficult, so scary, but so satisfying! Here’s a video of me barely attempting hermit crabs:

 

 

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Business, Coaching
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jen-pic-2My pastor, Peter Hubbard, is a great teacher and story teller. Back in 2008, we were working our way through the New Testament book of Ephesians as a church and we were learning about corrupt and uncorrupt speech. This is when I first heard about funneling.

Funneling is something most all of us have mastered without really even trying. It is the art of taking any topic, no matter what it is, and making it about yourself.

For example,

Your Colleague: We had some killer green beans for Christmas.

You: I once had a restaurant owner for a client. His green beans were really good too. With my guidance, he was able to open 4 new locations his second year. Read more

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Coaching
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This week, a bunch of CPAs were learning about “design thinking” from my friend Jason Blumer. They were learning to take a real interest in their clients (isn’t that crazy?) in order to help their clients grow and get better. Suffice to say… these aren’t your typical accountants!

As part of the experience, Jason brought in a few of his own clients and local business owners to serve as guinea pigs or lab rats. (I was just going to go with lab rat, but lab rats are injected or exposed to all kinds of funky chemicals before the chemicals are packaged for people to use or ingest… or something like that. Guinea pigs seem relatively useless but are probably better looking. So let’s go with guinea pig.)

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Coaching, conferences
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This week, a bunch of CPAs were learning about “design thinking” from my friend Jason Blumer. They were learning to take a real interest in their clients (isn’t that crazy?) in order to help their clients grow and get better. Suffice to say… these aren’t your typical accountants!

As part of the experience, Jason brought in a few of his own clients and local business owners to serve as guinea pigs or lab rats. (I was just going to go with lab rat, but lab rats are injected or exposed to all kinds of funky chemicals before the chemicals are packaged for people to use or ingest… or something like that. Guinea pigs seem relatively useless but are probably better looking. So let’s go with guinea pig.)

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Coaching, conferences
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I’m getting better at asking questions of my customers.  Business coaching is a skill, and I’m growing in this area. Business coaching is all about asking questions.  When my coaches ask me questions, I realize how far I have to go to begin asking great questions of my customers.  But we can all grow and excel at this important interpersonal skill.

5 Ways to Ask Better Questions
1. Ask deep questions.  You could ask questions that are shallow – they elicit small amounts of information. The shallow questions might get to the heart of the issue, but it doesn’t pull out a lot of information from your customer. You want a lot of information, so ask deep questions.

shallow:  “Do you struggle to lead your team with confidence?”
deeper still:  “Can you tell me 10 ways in which past failures are keeping you from leading your team effectively today? Can you give me some examples? Now prioritize the top 3.”

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Coaching
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