Char of life-long learners LO5391

Tue, 06 Feb 96 11:06:56 EST

Replying to LO5362 --


Thanks for raising this challenge with our use of words. How you
interpret words has as much to do with your point of view in the
situation, as with your definition on the words. You said:

>The only solution(s) that has worked for me is to:
> Defining the term up front.
> Seeking to understand how they define the term first, before I recommend one
> Keep the usage simple and clear (layman terms, proper context)

Your solution is one I've used regularly in proposals and presentations. My
point is we have to be careful which words are used, as some words evoke
negative images in some people.

How would you define teaching, coaching, managing and helping? Are there
other words you'd use in this thread?

Gary Scherling
Helping people help themselves

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