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

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Chapter 11Coaches Need Feedback Too

An understandable mistake that many coaches make is to believe that coaching is something that one person does to support another and that it is exclusively for the benefit of the person who is being coached. The very word coaching connotes that to most people. While the coaching process is normally structured with the understanding that it will largely benefit the coachee, the best coaches also recognize two important facts:

1. Coaching excels when it is a two-way street. It is a powerful indication of respect when the coach not only is open to receiving constructive feedback from the person being coached but also deliberately solicits it.

Coaching excels when it is a two-way street.

2. Leaders improve their ...

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