How to Ask Great Questions by Karen Lee Thorp

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How to Ask Great Questions

by Karen Lee Thorp
71 pages
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This short, practical volume offers a wealth of great tips and techniques for constructing excellent coaching questions. While not a coaching book per se (it is targeted at small group coaches or leaders), How to Ask Great Questionsoffers an in-depth look at many of the bread and butter asking techniques coaches use: open and closed questions, probing questions, asking about what's significant, and bringing out people's inner thoughts and true feelings.

The best feature of the book is that it includes example after example of great questions created for specific scenarios or situations. Any coach (and especially beginners, coaches in training or small group coaches) can benefit from having How to Ask Great Questions handy.

How to Ask Great Questions

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How to Ask Great Questions is a wonderfully practical look at the art of asking. What this book does best is take various questioning skills down to the level of deconstructing specific questions and pointing out why you would ask in a certain way. This detailed approach makes it easy to understand what exactly makes one question great and another one a groaner. Author Karen Lee Thorp then goes on to show you which asking skill you would want to use in a variety of specific situations.

How to Ask Great Questions covers open and closed questions, asking about what's significant, probing questions, and how to ask in a way that brings out a person's inner thoughts and true feelings. Illustrated with example after example of well-thought-out questions, this book is a tremendously helpful guide for new life coaches, Christian coaches in training, or small group coaches. Price $8.99

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Table of Contents

1. What This Book Is About
2. Telling Our Stories - Sharing Questions
3. Just the Facts - Observation Questions
4. A Matter of Interpretation - Interpretation Questions
5. Tell Us How You Really Feel - Feeling Questions
6. Keeping the Ball in Play - Follow-Up Questions
7. So What? - Application Questions
8. Decisions, Decisions - Problem-Solving Questions
Epilogue: How Did We Do? - Evaluation Questions