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Coaching, Counseling & Mentoring by Florence M. Stone

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Coaching Traps and Problems

Well Done, Coaching Can Boost individual and organizational effectiveness. Poorly done, it can alienate employees and undermine performance. Let’s look at the most frequent traps coaches fall into and how to avoid them.

Hiring the Wrong People

Professional coaches hire the best. Managerial coaches should do likewise, yet too often managers/coaches settle for less. For example, many coaches wait until they have someone on board before they worry about job performance, rather than begin the coaching process even before someone is hired in order to make sure that they get the very best person for the job. Sloppy hiring procedures may leave a coach with a problem performer, somebody he might never have hired ...

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