Can analyzing podcast transcripts help us understand what types of questions create great conversation?

June 23, 2022

Podcast transcripts, specifically from the Freakonomics Radio Podcast, can help us understand how to better leverage asking questions to create great conversation. A proof-of-concept analysis indicates that to create great, engaging conversations, you want questions to be 1) frequent and 2) heavy on how/what questions rather than why questions.


Language for What Matters - A podcast with Chad Herst

June 6, 2022

An inquiry is, simply, the act of asking for information. Those that have worked with great leaders will remember the impact of a good question. Chad is no exception. He discusses the impact that async, voice-first Ponder inquiries have had on his practice, and how using the tool as session prep and session follow up have helped clients leave coaching sessions with greater clarity and readiness for action, while also strengthening the continuity between sessions.


Connecting your Remote-First Team

April 5, 2022

If connected teams drive innovation, increase job satisfaction, reduce burnout, and foster new skills like many thought-leaders propose, then connection is pretty darn important. Read more if you want to explore how increasingly hybrid and remote-first teams can more effectively


Manage like a Coach

March 28, 2022

The role of business leaders is rapidly changing, and the concept of the leader as coach represents an evolution in business management. This article explores factors leading to the shift and the benefits of adopting a coach like approach to management.


Interview with John Reed

December 9, 2021

Ponder had the pleasure of speaking with John Reed, a renowned executive coach, about active listening, creating a dedicated space for learning, fostering an environment for psychological safety, and measuring the ROI of coaching.


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