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Coaching People: Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges by Harvard Business School Press

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What Is Coaching?

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You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.

—Galileo Galilei

What do we mean by the word coaching in the world of management? The manager who acts as coach is helping the coachee to reach a goal, but there are some special elements of coaching in the business world that a football coach or singing coach might not use.

What coaching is and what coaching is not

As a manager you are called on to work with people in many different capacities, and your role as a coach is one such function. Coaching is an opportunity to contribute to another person’s development. It is a two-way partnership ...

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