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The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development: New and Revised Edition by Doug Silsbee

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DISTINGUISHING COACHING FROM OTHER ASPECTS OF PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

If, like the department head above, coaching is only one portion of your work, you will be helped by clarifying which parts of your overall professional activity are or are not coaching.
Exhibit I.1 illustrates examples of coaching and noncoaching activities in three professional venues. Even if your own profession is not one of the three, the table should help you consider how various activities do or don’t fit the definition of coaching as we’ve framed it. (Note that I’ve used subordinate, student, and patient in the table, as seeming more natural in the context of the professional realms represented. However, throughout the book, the word client is used in general ...

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