Tag Archive: ask-or-have

Listening skill

Oct 23

Effective Communication: Knock Before Entering Don’t Give Advice Before You Do This One Thing—Part 2

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So you already know that one of the key skills of giving advice is Ask or Have. That is, either Ask Permission to give advice or Have an Invitation. (You can read the first part this article here: Part 1.) That being said, there is a skillful and less skillful way to Ask Permission. Sometimes …

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Sep 23

Effective Communication:Knock Before Entering Before You Give Advice Be Sure To Do This One Thing–Part 1

Knock before entering

Imagine that you enter somebody’s home, and that you do so without being invited and without asking if you can enter. Your presence wouldn’t be very welcome, would it? And your relationship with the people living there would be damaged. I don’t know many people who literally enter another person’s home in that manner (except …

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Apr 25

The Importance of Verifying in Effective Communicating

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                                                                                          The Importance Of Verifying In Effective Communication is absolutely vital  Too often, rather than verifying, we jump to conclusions about what may be really going on with the other person and/or what they are communicating to us. Below I share a recent experience that illustrates this. I was making conversation with Debbie, manager of …

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