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Effective Modern Coaching by Myles Downey

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– Chapter 12 –

Starting to coach as a leader or manager

Learning the skills of coaching is a relatively easy task, and in a workshop situation most people can achieve a level of skill in a few days. The problems arise when they get back to their places of work—where business, the prevailing culture, and the expectations of co-workers, the boss, and direct reports tend to undermine the good intentions expressed at the end of the workshop.

In this sense, then, this is one of the most important parts of the book. Of course the skills are important, but I suggest that even a relatively unskilled coach whose heart is in the right place is a lot better than someone who gives no coaching at all. Now that I think of it, I am not sure it is possible to ...

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