We all have colleagues, employees, and friends with similar goals and values. You can play a coaching role by leading the other person through an insightful self-analysis and critique, resulting in some "aha!" moments.
Try some variations of these questions:
"What makes the problem worse?"
"Are you getting the results you want?"
"What factors help the situation?"
"What needs to change, improve, or happen differently?"
"What kind of action do you need to take to make things better?"
"What kind of action do you plan to take?" "When will you start?"
"What kind of help do you need from me?"
Think about this: Making a statement keeps your mind active. Asking a question brings your listener's mind to life.
Add value--ask the right questions.