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The Strengths-Focused Guide to Leadership by Kathy Toogood, Mike Roarty

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11

Strengths-focused coaching

Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.(Tom Peters, business management author)

THIS IS NOT A BOOK ABOUT COACHING. It is a book about developing yourself as a strengths-focused leader. So why do we have a chapter on coaching?

Well, we would argue that a strengths-focused leader does what Tom Peters, the business writer, describes in our quote above.

There are many ways to build people’s strengths, their confidence, their motivation, their initiative and their leadership. An important one of these is coaching.

By the end of this chapter you will have answers to the following questions:

  1. What is coaching and what are its specific benefits?
  2. When should I coach and when should I not?
  3. How do I ...

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