5 Keys to asking Powerful Questions

The more powerful the question, the more complete the answer. In our world of lightening fast communication, decision making and problem solving, asking the right questions can mean the different between getting a complete or partial answer.  So how do we ask powerful questions? 1. Know the Difference.   There are several types of questions. Closed questions elicit a simple response such as a Yes/No answer.  For example: Will Sriram be on the call today? (Yes or No). How is your day going? (short response usually fine or good). Open questions are broad and require more thought.  For example: Where do you see things going from here?  What is your background? Powerful questions, on the other hand, hone in to elicit a much more thought out response.  They deepen thinking, hone in, are not so easy to answer and keep the conversation going; they look underneath what’s really happening.  For example:  What two steps can you take towards achieving your goal?  What is the most important lesson you learned from this experience? Check out this 2-minute video of Pris Nelson, sharing her tips on Powerful Questions. 2.  Use powerful questions when you want to get to the root of what the other person is saying.   Carefully think about the question you want to ask and how you can hone in.  Rather than saying, “what did you learn from this experience (too broad), you can ask what are the two most important lessons you learned? or you could ask “What are the two things you would do differently next time?”  These types of questions then allow you to drive the... read more

Western Unions ranked #18 – CLO Magazine Learning Elite

Chief Learning Officer Magazine announced the winners of its ‪#‎LearningElite‬ program, which honors the best organizations for learning and development. Western Union is ranked #18 from more than 2,000 applicants!  Nelson Cohen Global Consulting congratulates the amazing learning professionals at Western Union.  We are proud to have been able to be thee to help.  If you would like to learn more about how we can help your organization to achieve external recognitions please contact us. Western Union was recognized for their outstanding sales training, sales excellence academy and the dedication and support of their senior... read more

Novo Nordisk ranked #12 in the WORLD for Learning by Training Magazine

We proudly congratulate our client, Novo Nordisk for their unprecedented leap in the 2015 Training Top 125 rankings.   No other company in the 16 year history of the annual ranking has leaped up 113 spots in one year.  How did they do it?  They called us to help them!  And we are sure glad they did. Western Union, also a Nelson Cohen client, flew up the ranks from their debut last year at #110 to #55 in the 2015 Training Top 125.  Congratulations to them for all their world class efforts.  We also helped Farmers Insurance on their journey from #59 to number 1 and today they are in the Training Hall of Fame. Contact us to see how we can help you build and implement a world-class, top ranked learning... read more

LEADERSHIP TRAITS: Insights for Today, Pathway to the Future

After an amazing launch at the ATD Conference in Orlando where Pris and Ed spoke and signed books, LEADERSHIP TRAITS: Insights for Today, Pathway to the Future is now available. This book is GAME CHANGING for leaders around the world, learning and leadership development professionals; and, coaches and career advisors, who want to finally understand the true leadership similarities and differences globally and across generations. The research, led by Nelson Cohen Global Consulting and sponsored by CoachLogix, Cognician, Concensus, eLearning Mind, Executive Core, and Herrmann International is comprised of responses from 2800 business professionals from 122 countries who responded to the Traits of Most Admired Leaders survey with questions about the traits they think leaders need to demonstrate to be successful today and in the future. The traits list came from The Leadership Challenge workshop. The workshop supports The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations Fifth Edition by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. The focus on place of birth versus place of residence reveals key indicators that make an impact on leaders and followers alike, which is invaluable whether you are engaged in executive talent management, managing global teams, relocating to another country, or leading across generations. Throughout the book you will find articles from future and current leaders from around the world including some of the most well known in the learning and development profession – Tony Bingham, Beverly Kay, Ann Herrmann Nedhi, and Antonio Rubio. Tony Bingham, ATD: Changing the Way We Think about Leadership Development Ibanga Umanah, JUMP Associates: How “not knowing” Will Get You Where You Want to Go Mike Pino,... read more

THE GLOBAL REPORT on LEADERSHIP TRAITS — COMING in MAY!

 PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY  Leadership Traits Insights for Today, Pathway to the Future The Global Report By Priscilla Nelson & Ed Cohen Leadership Traits Insights for Today, Pathway to the Future helps leaders around the world, learning and leadership development professionals; and, coaches and career advisors, to understand leadership similarities and differences globally and across generations. This information about global leadership traits is game-changing for leadership development, assessment formulation, succession planning, global assignments, team building and recruitment. The research, sponsored by CoachLogix, Cognician, Concensus, eLearning Mind, Executive Core, and Herrmann International is comprised of responses from 2800 business professionals from 122 countries who responded to the Traits of Most Admired Leaders survey with questions about the traits they think leaders need to demonstrate to be successful today and in the future. The focus on place of birth versus place of residence reveals key indicators that make an impact on leaders and followers alike, which is invaluable whether you are engaged in executive talent management, managing global teams, relocating to another country, or leading across generations. Endorsed by ACEC (Association of Corporate Executive Coaches) Check out the featured article that provides an executive summary of the study in the May issue of ATD’s T & D Magazine  Read More about the... read more

Seeking the TRAITS of Most Admired Leaders

Everyone is a recipient of leadership so we want to hear from EVERYONE. 1,300 business professionals from 100 countries have already completed the survey.  We want to hear from you too! Help us discover if business people in different parts of the world and from different generations admire different traits in the leaders they work with. Tell us what you admire most in business leaders you work with.  Click to complete: Admired Traits We will publish the results to everyone who participates. Having observed leaders in more than 60 countries, we’ve concluded that many, if not all people leadership competencies and behaviors are consistent. That said, enhanced complexities, demonstration, and prioritization of people leadership competencies and behaviors exemplify the quintessence of global people leadership. But what about traits of leaders and especially the most admired traits? Are they the same throughout the world? Are they they same for every generation? PLEASE complete a short survey to tell us what you admire most in leaders: Click to complete: Admired Traits The traits list came from The Leadership Challenge workshop. The workshop supports The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations Fifth Edition by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z.... read more

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VP Talent Management, Western Union

Pris coached me through a period of tremendous change and significant personal growth. She is a passionate, high energy leader who truly cares about people, and a phenomenal coach and mentor.
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