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HBR Guide to Coaching Employees (HBR Guide Series) by Harvard Business Review

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Chapter 5

Following Up After a Coaching Session

by Pam Krulitz and Nina Bowman

It is often said that the real work of coaching happens after a coaching session. That’s when you and your direct report actually put your conversation into practice, after all. But as a manager, how do you make sure to follow up appropriately? And how do you know whether your coaching is working?

Align Expectations for Follow-Up

After a coaching meeting, your direct report can quickly become aware of how difficult it is to balance new coaching commitments with the hectic demands of normal day-to-day work. To keep the process on track, you need to work with him in advance to set up a thoughtful approach for maintaining momentum between sessions.

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