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August 1, 2012

Important Communication Skills

How to ask questions that facilitate change



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Many years ago, a wise woman told me that as a small-group leader I needs to ask lots and lots of good questions. In fact, if I was ever tempted to simply tell something, I should rephrase it as a genuine question, allowing group members to discover the truth on their own.

Sometimes when we formulate our study questions for our meetings, we forget how powerful good questions can be. They invite others to think, to process, and to discover. But asking good questions takes practice. And it takes our full attention, our full presence in the moment.

Read this insightful article called Conversation Skills that Transform from our sister publication, Leadership Journal. Kevin Miller, a pastor in Wheaton, IL, explains what he's learned.

posted by Amy Jackson on August 1, 2012 12:31 PM

Related Tags: Leadership Journal, Questions, Shepherding

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Great information found in this article, I feel it is important for everyone to learn and have good communication skills.

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