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Coaching the Team at Work by David Clutterbuck

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CHAPTER ONEWhat is coaching?

“A successful coaching engagement will have a cascading effect, creating positive change beyond the person receiving the coaching.” I Diana and Merrill Anderson1

There are various theories about the origins of the word coach in the context of people development, but somewhere along the line it shares a common ancestry with coax Coaches act as external stimulators to the potential that other people hold within them. They use a combination of patience, insight, perseverance and caring (sometimes called charisma) to help the coachee(s) find the internal and external resources to improve performance.

Beyond this generic definition, however, lies a wide spectrum of different interpretations about the proper role, behaviours ...

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