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Clarification Skills Assessment Worksheet

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Your interpersonal communication skills are a vital component of your success, and learning how to ask clarifying questions is a critical communication skill that helps you build relationships, avoid mistakes (and frustration) and solidify your place as an effective part of your team. Don’t leave important directives and “make or break” projects up to interpretation. Test your Clarification Skills with this great training tool from the experts at Peak Focus. Then pass it along to your whole team to start focusing on better communication together.

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Clarification Skills Assessment Worksheet

  1. 1. www.peakfocuscoach.comPeak Focus LLC © 2008-2013 • All rights reserved.Unauthorized duplication in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.PEOPLE. PERFORMANCE. PROFITABILITY.Clarification and VerificationSkills Assessment2.Add up your total,giving yourself one point per the rating you assessed yourself for each question.Forexample,an answer of 8 equals 8 points.(Please note:the highest possible score is 100.If you scored that,please letus know when your next book on the art of clarification questions comes out...we want a signed copy.)My“clarification questioning score”is:3.Since none of us can work on all 10 of these at once,below list the top three you think would have the mostimpact to sharpen your clarification and verification skills.Make a plan and exercise these for at least 30 days,making note of your progress.1 _________________________________________________________2 _________________________________________________________3 _________________________________________________________1.On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 indicating“this is nothing like me”and 10 indicating“I do this consistently”),circle the numbercorresponding to the accuracy of the following statements compared to how you ask clarification andverification questions with others:I regularly ask clarifying questions during a conversation ordebate.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10I carefully frame my clarifying questions to avoid beingmisunderstood.I refrain from asking more than one clarifying question at a timebefore giving the other person a chance to answer.I ask specific questions ("What did you enjoy most about yourtrip?") instead of general questions ("How was your trip?").When asking a clarification question,I always repeat at least aportion of what I heard,to serve as an anchor for my question,before asking my question.I always use trusted resources (ask an expert,a trusted colleague)to learn more before challenging the position of others.I use both analog (a trusted person,reference book) and digital(an online expert,search engine) to research any information inquestion.I double check my facts before challenging others.I always use a variety of likely competing sources to verifyinformation which may controversial.When asking a challenge question,I am careful to ask myquestion in a way that will not be intentionally confrontationaland sticks to the subject (and not a personal attack).1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  2. 2. www.peakfocuscoach.comPeak Focus LLC © 2008-2013 • All rights reserved.Unauthorized duplication in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.PEOPLE. PERFORMANCE. PROFITABILITY.About Peak Focus, LLCPeople. Performance. Profitability.Peak Focus gives you the tools to grow, develop and strengthen your team. Witha mix of resources that we’ve created ourselves, as well as several powerful toolswe’ve carefully assessed and believe in, we combine our passion and experience toguide companies and individuals toward optimized performance. Select your teammembers with confidence, help your key players develop their soft skills, and learnhow to coach your entire team more effectively by engaging the experts at PeakFocus.For more information and access to free resources, please visit our website atwww.peakfocuscoach.comEngage With UsFree tools, resources & updatesLIKE us on FacebookCheck out our blogFollow us on TwitterFollow us on LinkedIn

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