By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
• Recognize and avoid coaching pitfalls.
• Build trust when you confront difficult coaching situations.
• Deal with the most common coaching problems.
• Coach teams through conflict.
We have spent a lot of time examining what you can do to be an effective coach. As you put these skills and techniques into practice you become a valuable coaching asset to your organization and to those you lead.
It’s also important to be aware of some of the common coaching traps. Some of these may be obvious, but others not. ...