This Laser Lecture goes out to coaches who are fixers. During the rush of the holidays, some of us just want to make problems go away instead of leveraging a teachable moment.
If you are a coach, either formally or informally, people come to you for answers. Are they asking for a solution or are they seeking guidance in developing decision-making skills? Giving an answer makes the problem go away faster. At least in our minds it does. But consider restraint to be your friend, a teaching tool. Asking questions takes the person on a journey to their own conclusion. It forces them to go through the mental gymnastics of decision-making.
Want to give a precious gift this holiday? Ask more questions, give fewer answers. Lead ON! Coaches!