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Sustaining the Journey

Filling and Spilling

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Thinking Collaborative

Date:

October 07, 2013

“When you wish to instruct, be brief…every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.” – Cicero

As you think about the four support functions –coaching, collaborating, consulting, and evaluating—consider this thinking. How much time do we spend in consulting because it makes us feel useful and supports our ego needs? How does consulting rob our clients of time to do their own thinking?

As you experience this week, note how much time you talk and how much time your colleagues talk. Are you filling them to the brim or inviting them to consider their own thoughts. What percentage of time do you coach and consult?

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