I order to perform at our very best we have to make sense of the world around us. Sense making and making sense.
To hone our senses it’s helpful to have an activity that allows just that. For me it’s running. Scanning and questioning the body, heart and mind. When and why is it going well? Where and how can I improve? What and who can help me?
Strange as it may seem knowing what does and doesn’t make sense allows us to do nothing
Thinking is likely to dominate your coaching conversations. We humans have excelled in this area, sometimes too much so.
In coaching we must also listen to our emotions. Wherever the source of emotions lies for you, as coachee you must find it.
As this short reading illustrates Daniel Goleman brought emotional intelligence to our attention. Inquiry as to how we know, manage and develop our emotions brings great reward in any coaching arrangement.