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

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How to Customize Your Coaching

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People learn in different ways depending on their personalities and studying habits. Some people can be shown how to perform a task once, and they have it. Some may have to see it repeated once or twice. Other people need to hear instructions; still others prefer learning by reading. Finding out how a particular person learns will save both you and the coachee time and frustration in the coaching process. The most effective way to discover a person’s learning preference is simply to ask him. Each person knows best what method he prefers.

Selecting a coaching style

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