Posts with the tag “questions”

Assess your coaching impact
by Jim LaDoux on March 2nd, 2022
It's important that coaches continually refine their coaching approaches and practices in their pursuit of being a masterful coach.  Listed below are indicator suggesting ways that coaches can demonstrate their proficiency in each of the 8 ICF core competencies. Review this list regularly. Make note of this competencies you excel in and which ones need further attention. Take time after a coaching...  Read More
Help clients ask better questions
by Jim LaDoux on February 21st, 2022
Masterful coaches help clients see life and ministry from different angles of vision. Listed below are two common approaches coaches can use to help individuals and groups think more holistically and creatively. The approaches may be used for individual reflection, pre-work for a meeting or coaching session, or during a coaching conversation. APPROACH 1 | Ask Questions Like a JournalistWHY are we ...  Read More
5 phrases to use when coaching
by Jim LaDoux on February 16th, 2022
Good coaching is shaped by one's ability to ask good questions. Effective coaches draw out a client's wisdom and call forth new possibilities.  I track which questions and phrases that I use in coaching situations and note which ones seem to work particularly well. Five of my favorites include:1 |"TELL  ME YOUR OPTIONS"This statement always leads to new awareness and exploration of options that ha...  Read More
Reframe your church's future
by Jim LaDoux on January 31st, 2022
The best congregations don’t create members. They create disciples who are passionate about creating more disciples. In Peter Drucker’s book, The Five Most Important Questions, the author helps leaders focus on doing what matters most.  These questions provide a foundation for assessing what you are doing, why you are doing it, and what you must do to improve an organization’s performance. It lead...  Read More
My 5 daily questions
by Jim LaDoux on January 21st, 2022
4 Questions to Ask Yourself Every DayOver the years I've had the opportunity to work with and speak with a hundreds of CEOs at companies around the world. I love to ask them about their habits and how they approach business and life in general. I'm always interested in what makes someone successful and I have found that while how you work matters, how you think, actually matters even more.Success ...  Read More
Develop active listening skills
by Jim LaDoux on January 17th, 2022
One of my favorite books on listening is called Listen Like You Mean It  by Ximena Vengoechea. It's an essential guide to improving your listening skills that is chock-full of practical tips and hands-on exercises to help you listen with empathy, humility, and understanding. I really like the way the author categorizes the types of questions and phrases we use in ways that lead to constructive ses...  Read More
4 questions to ask faith mentors
by Jim LaDoux on January 14th, 2022
Most church leaders have a deep desire to help people become lifelong Christ-followers but usually have a pretty fuzzy of what that looks like and how to help people become more like Jesus everyday.  Use the questions below to help clarify your intentions for supporting people's faith journey.QUESTION 1 | What are our DREAMS for helping people form faith every day?SAMPLE DREAM STATEMENT: Our deepe...  Read More
Measure what matters
by Jim LaDoux on January 5th, 2022
As many of us prepare to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, I’m reminded of how easy it is in football to know who’s winning and what the score is.Sometimes I wish it was just as easy for us as congregational leaders to measure our ministry effectiveness.One way of getting at what matters most in ministry is asking the questions that relate to fulfilling our mission and creating a culture that nurt...  Read More