Problems with Definition of Coaching

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Problems with Definition of Coaching
Bernard Liebowitz PhD CMC, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Overly broad definitions of coaching (and mentoring too) plague discussions around these two topics:
- Coaching can be remediation or developmental, goal-specific or general in coverage, conducted internally or by an outside consultant, by a leader/boss or by someone neutral, behaviorally- or psychologically-oriented. Each has different goals, expectations, usages, value, etc.
- Likewise mentoring -- it might be conducted by someone in the same industry or not, in the same company or not, with specific or general goals, by an outsider or not, etc.
Another way of saying this is that the statements about both fields phrased in general terms without context subject the field to either misunderstanding by those in the field and outside, ridicule, avoidance (by people and organizations that can benefit form either) or worse....Sign up

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Doug Johnson, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
I keep it simple - I mentor the person and coach the team....Sign up

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Cynthia Crump, Antigua and Barbuda, Member
From doing my dissertation research, I note the literature has presented several definitions and for the most part they do not appear distinct, and th...Sign up

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Sean . Lally, Manager, United Kingdom, Member
One could define coaching as honing (Ed: ~sharpening) someone's skills so that they become proficient at which ever task/s they carry out by fully uti...Sign up

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Isaac E. Kruger, HRA, Management Consultant, South Africa, Member
You may find persons deeming themselves coaches, without the faintest clue what the concept actually entails. Their definition is locked up in their h...Sign up

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Dumisani Sibandze, Swaziland, Member
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