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Accelerating Your Development as a Leader: A Guide for Leaders and Their Managers by Robert Barner

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Avoid These Coaching Pitfalls

When attempting to coach your people, be alert to the following pitfalls, and take the recommended steps to address them:

Making Your Career Priorities Their Career Priorities

Any development plan requires professionals to be able to weigh the potential tradeoffs between alternative career options. Examples include:

  • Determining whether to pursue a job that provides a great promotional opportunity, but at the price of an undesirable relocation
  • Determining whether to make the move from a relatively autonomous business unit to the political hotbed of the corporate office
  • Determining whether to take on an exciting development project that would also require adding on a lot of hours to an already crowded workday

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