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

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CHAPTER 8
The Teacher
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
André Gide
 
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
Margaret Fuller
 
If you re not modeling what you’re teaching, then you’re teaching something else.
Roger Schwarz
 
THE TEACHER IS THE SECOND OF THE THREE VOICES that I describe as “sharpeners” of the client’s responses to the Investigator’s three areas of questioning. The very legitimacy of teaching in a coaching context is sometimes a topic of fierce debate; some schools of thought maintain that coaching is inherently and exclusively a questioning process and that teaching is not part of the a role. I disagree.
Any leader has blind spots and gaps in the information available ...

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