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The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow by Kathleen Stinnett, John Zenger

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Chapter 8Understand theCurrent State“So How Is That Working for You?”

Assuming that you have successfully completed the first step of the coaching dialogue, Frame the Conversation, you and your coachee will both be targeting the same focus and desired outcome for the conversation. You will have been explicit regarding what that conversation will be about. You are now ready to dive into the details of the current situation, so that you both understand the territory that you are trying to navigate.

Here are some ground rules and guidelines for approaching this step of the coaching conversation:

1. Suspend your judgment and “knowing.” Chances are that a high percentage of what you believe to be true about the situation—either from preconceived notions ...

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