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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 implement coaching during this step, be alert to the following pitfalls and take the recommended steps for addressing them:

Giving Fuzzy Feedback on Learning Agility

As I've said, learning agility is a rather complex construct. Making vague comments about a person's “inability to adapt”or the fact that he seems “reluctant to experiment with new ideas”doesn't provide that individual with the type of detailed information he needs to support his development. Instead, try to provide professionals with feedback that helps them to paint a clear picture of the specific behaviors they need to strengthen to support their learning agility. Two examples are provided below:

  • “I know that once you are on board ...

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