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Coaching Leaders: Guiding People Who Guide Others by Marshall Goldsmith, Daniel White

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Chapter 1

Why Coach Leaders?

Leaders have powerful impacts on their organizations. Their words and deeds affect all the people around them. The power implicit in their role causes people to look to them for direction. Everything they say becomes amplified as if spoken through a microphone. Their accomplishments as well as their missteps are exaggerated in the eyes of others.

Their actions affect people and the organization in a variety of ways. They provide vision and strategic direction, which can lead the organization down successful or ruinous paths. They maintain important relationships with members, which can be inspiring, neutral, or demoralizing. They can stimulate learning and innovation or foster stagnant adherence to the status quo. ...

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