Do you induce, seduce, deduce, reduce, or educe?

The gift of a puppy finally educed a response from the shy boy. Educe.  A new word for me.  How about you? I heard it at a small group event this weekend. Educe means to lead out, bring out, or draw out. Like coaching a wise group facilitator studies how to educe the story, answer, plan, or solution from the  group individually and corporately. Someone in our group asked excitedly if educe...
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Another Lecture?

As a professional speaker I can give a lecture. But success in this area can get in the way. The best teaching occurs when I ask good questions and facilitate discussion. Telling people what to do may seem faster but I suspect the slower communication of dialogue and discussion are faster in the long run. If you are trying to work together the power is often in the middle of everyone’s...
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Excuse Me for Interrupting!

Interrupting! Is it good or bad or somewhere in between? Mom, and her three sisters, my Auntie Helen, Auntie Ginia, and Auntie Becky, could all talk at once, all the time, and do just fine.  I don’t remember any of them getting upset about it. Such interrupting became a part of my Wonder Years training.   I thought it was normal. I’m less convinced of it’s value nowadays...
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