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Manager’s Guide to Effective Coaching, Second Edition by Laura Poole, Marshall Cook

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Chapter 4The Signs of Good Coaching

Coaching frequently takes place one player at a time. Forget those fiery “Win one for the Gipper!” locker room speeches (or their business equivalent, the motivational meeting). That’s not where the heart and soul of coaching really happen. You’ll do your most effective coaching one on one, face to face before the game starts.

In this chapter, we discuss some guidelines to help you plan and perfect your coaching technique.

Body Language

Let’s take a look at two scenarios that illustrate the positive and the negative uses of body language to send a message.

In the first scenario, Hank hesitates at his boss’s office doorway. It has taken nearly all his courage to come this far, and now he’s trying to push on ...

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