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Coaching for Leadership: Writings on Leadership from the World's Greatest Coaches, 3rd Edition by Sarah McArthur, Laurence Lyons, Marshall Goldsmith

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CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN

CREATING WINNERS IN THE CAREER GAME

What Every Player and Coach Needs to Know

By Stephen A. Miles and Nathan Bennett1

In our work with executives at all career stages we have become fond of the game metaphor as a way to frame productive, strategic coaching sessions focused on resolving challenging career decisions. We like the metaphor because it is easy for executives to grasp and leverage. They quickly recognize that in their career game, there are positions they hope to obtain that reflect their own idea of winning. It is easy to see how there are other players who can have an impact on their game, such as competitors, mentors, coworkers, and family members. Each of these players has their own motives in the game that ...

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