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Becoming a Better Coach

Beyond the Basics

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • Delegating coaching responsibilities
  • Three conditions that improve coaching results
  • Common mistakes made by coaches—and the remedies
  • The challenge of team coaching

KNOWING THE why and what of coaching is enough to get started, but is insufficient to make you excel as a coach. And becoming an excellent coach can truly enhance your career in management.

Like many interpersonal activities, good coaching is often the product of personal qualities and interpersonal skills, neither of which can be taught in any book, this one included. Nevertheless, you can learn some things that will improve your coaching experiences. One lesson is knowing when not to coach; some situations ...

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