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Coaching, Counseling & Mentoring by Florence M. Stone

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CHAPTER

3

Let’s Talk: “Should I Say That?”

I Mentioned That Managerial Coaching actually begins the day you hire a new employee, even during the job interview. Sports coaches have the advantage of seeing prospective team players on the field before they offer them a place on their team. That isn’t the case for managerial coaches. While you can and should contact references, they aren’t always willing to tell the truth about a former employee or even to speak with you about an individual. Some companies will give only the dates of employment and departure, job title, and salary.

That situation makes the decision to hire or not to hire dependent on the information you gain during your interview with the prospective candidate. I won’t discuss here ...

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