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Coaching Across Cultures: New Tools for Leveraging National, Corporate and Professional Differences by Philippe Rosinski

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Introduction

Coaching as a profession is a relatively new phenomenon in organizations. It started just over a decade ago in the United States and has since emerged as an important leadership practice and a distinct profession, and many leaders are recognizing the benefits of adding coaching to their repertoire.

Rather than telling people what to do, coaches1 act as facilitators. They assume people have more potential than they are currently able to use. Coaches help clients unleash this potential, just like good sports coaches enable athletes to access the champions within.

Facing increased competition and changing conditions, corporations and other organizations have to achieve more output with fewer resources. They need creativity and flexibility ...

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