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David

Thanks for the tips. Much of the training today seems ineffective - and your tips seem practical.

Steve Roesler

David, hope they prove useful to you.

Steve

Paul Nicholas

Steve - this is great. Once again you link important themes in such a direct way - thank you!
There are some points here of enormous importance - the distinction between being in charge and being in control I especially like.
But let's take up the fabulous first point "people want time to react". I'm sick of being expected to respond to questions of the order "So what do you think about that?" within an impossibly short timescale. My common response "I don't know, it's too soon to tell" usually produces an effect equivalent to me being a complete idiot! Thanks for your sense and inspiration!

Beyond Horizons

What an insightful way of putting things!

I am a part of an organization that does corporate training. At Beyond Horizons, these are the 4 basic core rules that we incorporate into the design and administration of our training programs. And the responses we get, in terms of the levels of comprehension and application (and we know because we conduct reviews), are truly heart-warming. We feel happy that we have been able to help so many through our work.

For more information, visit us on https.//www.beyondhorizons.in.

Steve Roesler

Paul

Pleased to know that this struck a note with you. The notion of asking for an immediate answer to a question that contains new information baffles me as well; and, it's just not productive. In a hierarchical relationship, some may feel compelled to give a response just to be satisfying to "the boss." Such a response may get rid of the immediate tension one feels, but probably won't do much to add an honest, and in-depth contribution to the situation at hand.

It's somewhat akin to, "This was a terrific first date. I think you had fun. We talked a lot and have much in common. Will you marry me?"

Steve Roesler

Beyond Horizons

Pleased to hear of the satisfaction gained from the work you are doing. That is, indeed, a wonderful reward for the time and energy invested.

Al Pittampalli

Great post, David. My favorite is your first tip about provoking curiosity. Questions facilitate understanding...so critical. And sometimes we forget that it often takes some time for people to know what questions to even ask.

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But let's take up the fabulous first point "people want time to react". I'm sick of being expected to respond to questions of the order "So what do you think about that?" within an impossibly short timescale. My common response "I don't know, it's too soon to tell" usually produces an effect equivalent to me being a complete idiot! Thanks for your sense and inspiration!

Steve Roesler

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Indeed, how do we gain understanding without inquiry? And how do we formulate well thought-ought responses without sufficient time?

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