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Effective Modern Coaching by Myles Downey

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– Chapter 2 –

Coaching described

The conversation in chapter 1 is a good example of effective coaching. The questions and objections listed reflect a general confusion about what coaching is, what its function is, and how it fits in the workplace. In this chapter, I want to bring some clarity to the ‘territory’, and to begin to describe effective coaching. More specific definitions will follow in the next chapter—this chapter is more about bringing the core ideas to life in a descriptive manner. In doing this, I will give a brief overview of the field and seek to establish a foundation for the rest of the book. (The question about how coaching fits in the workplace is largely addressed in chapter 11.)

The territory and the confusion

‘Coaching ...

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