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Coaching for Commitment: Achieving Superior Performance from Individuals and Teams, Third Edition by Dennis Kinlaw, Amy Zehnder, Cindy Coe

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Chapter 2. The Coach Role

"Coaching takes a great deal of time, professionalism, and commitment. It also takes just the right personality and inner strength to be a great coach."

—Alison House, O.D.

JUST AS COACHES who live and breathe coaching must sometimes make a conscious shift to a non-coaching role when dealing with others; non-coaches and new coaches alike must make a similar shift in thinking before approaching a "coaching conversation." This book may change the way you have always thought about coaching!

The most recent controversy around coaching is what actually constitutes coaching. Is every interaction you have with another person considered coaching? The simple answer is, no.

Coaching is distinct in nature and is set apart from ...

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