Chapter 20

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Whether or not people have experience of coaching, they often have questions about the practical issues around their coaching skills and approach and what to do in different situations. We have picked some of the most frequently asked questions so you have a quick coaching reference guide to help you build your skills.

I DON’T HAVE TIME TO COACH, WHAT CAN I DO?

Having time to coach shouldn’t be an issue if you build it into your overall leadership approach. By asking good, open questions and using the TOPIC approach (see Chapter 3), the chances are that your conversations will become more focused and that problem-solving can be shared with the team. Coaching and delegation also go hand in hand so ...

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