Chapter 4

Coaching and making the most of yourself

As a good coach you will help your team be the best of who they are. You should also be able to help yourself become the best of who you are. If you cannot coach yourself, you probably cannot coach your team. Coaching yourself is great practice for coaching your team.

Being the best of who you are is not about following the latest leadership fashion. It is not about becoming a mix of Donald Trump and Florence Nightingale. It is about finding out what you are good at and building on those strengths. You then have to find ways of minimising and working around your weaknesses. This normally means finding the right role at the right time. These roles will play to your strengths, let you build ...

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