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The Manager’s Coaching Toolkit: Fast and Simple Solutions for Busy Managers by Dr. David Allamby

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Sample coaching conversation

In the following conversation, Ali is not sure whether to apply for the post of team leader that has recently come up. It represents a promotion and he wants to analyse his own position to see whether it would be a good move (the focus of this SWOT analysis). Ali approaches one of the company’s coaching managers, a friend of his, to get some advice:

Ali:

I’d like you to help me decide whether to go for the team leader job. I’d like to try, but I’m not sure if I’m ready for it.

Coach:

So you’d like to assess your position?

Ali:

Yes. I only want to go for it if I have a good chance.

Coach:

OK. I suggest we look at your own ...

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