How we communicate with each other shapes the dynamics of our relationships as well as our ability to reach the goals we set. It’s important to go into a coaching partnership – or any relationship – with a deep understanding of our own communication beliefs and habits. Then, we can adjust our approach to cultivate a more trusting, respectful partnership between equals.

One way to reach this understanding is to use tools such as the scales found on these free PDF downloads (originally found in Better Conversations by Jim Knight):

 

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Find more free downloadable resources like these in ICG’s Free Resource Library.

Want to learn more about the beliefs and habits that lead to true partnership communication? Register for our next Better Conversations Workshop and read the book, Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected by Jim Knight.