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Five Ways to Be a Better Coach

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“Coaching is no longer a specialty; you cannot be a good manager without being a good coach.” Eric Schmidt, former Chairman & CEO of Google

Good managers need to be good coaches. Furthermore, despite initial reluctance Schmidt came to believe every executive, including himself as CEO, can benefit from coaching, because people are never good at seeing themselves as others see them.

A manager does not become a good coach by chance. It is important to develop a coaching style, understand how to focus the coaching initiative, create value through conversations and feedback, and to foster a culture of developmental coaching.

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DOWNLOAD: A FIVE POINT FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE COACHING

A complimentary Learning Tool from Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

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In this accessible learning tool Professor Mark Cannon of the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, offers practical advice based on his teaching and coaching experience and his research into the impact of feedback and coaching on learning and performance and in facilitating leadership transitions.

Mike describes 5 important ways for managers at all levels to approach coaching – things to look for from a coach and things they must embrace to become effective coaches themselves.

Finally, the learning tool encourages learners to take Time to Reflect with questions designed to help them turn theory into practice.


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