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

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Chapter 10Lay Out the Success Plan Emphasizing Accountability

You are in the home stretch of the coaching conversation. During the previous step, you outlined the desired vision of success as well as several alternatives for getting there. You prioritized the options that will work best. Now you are ready to dive into the specific detailed action steps and a follow-up plan.

Now is not the time to get lazy. When you reach this stage of the conversation, you may be tempted to ease up on the final steps that will ensure success and sustainability. After all, the coachee is clear on the desired end state and has articulated the specific actions that he intends to take. You might feel that your work is done. You might even say to yourself, “Well, ...

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