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Coaching Successfully by Roy Johnson, Robert Heller, John Eaton

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Dealing with Organizational Barriers

Barriers typically occur as organizations move from a traditional, directive management style to a coaching approach. Deal with these barriers by recognizing old attitudes and working to overcome them through education, example, and persistence.

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Get the support of colleagues who also favour a coaching approach.

Dealing with overload

Managers may be overloaded with responsibilities for a variety of reasons. You may be overloaded with work because you are carrying your employees’ responsibilities. This may reflect the old attitude that managers are the only people who know how the job should be done. If so, deal with this gradually by encouraging your employees to make decisions without relying on you. ...

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