Coach People's Strengths or Weaknesses?

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Coach People's Strengths or Weaknesses?
Barry Wilding-Webb, Coach, United Kingdom, Member
Coaching people's strengths I find is much more effective than coaching their weaknesses. Working on a strong usually preferred area is more motivating than concentrating on something that perhaps they are avoiding, quite often for good reason, they're not good at it.
I encourage my clients to work with people who have different skills than themselves and compliment each other, and to develop their own strong skills.
The area of professional sport always has great examples: Beckham's coach wouldn't encourage him to develop his goal-keeping skills but to highly refine his passing, play-making and dead ball skills and to play(work) with someone else who is a good goalkeeper!...Sign up

Coaching People's Strength or Weaknesses?
Sonny Vicente, Coach, Philippines, Member
In co-active coaching, the coach addresses the issues that the coachee wishes to bring up. What is brought up initially may not be the real issues but...Sign up

Strengths Must Be Up Skilled; Weaknesses Must Be Managed
Holguin, HR Consultant, Mexico, Member
Its true that a chain could brake by the weaker link, so as a coach you have to help your coachee to scope his strengths to cover that weakness.
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Coaching Must Be Balanced in Order to Achieve the Objective
kenechukwu, Accountant, Member
As a coach, one must be able to balance the coaching process/exercise. You don't coach only their strengths, you coach also their weaknesses because i...Sign up

Or Maybe Coach Only for Weaknesses?
Haresh K Patel, Coach, India, Member
While in theory it's right to focus on strengths, the example of Beckham may not be the most appropriate as we are not asking the client to change his...Sign up

Getting the Result
Tito Rafael Hidalgo Barcia, Strategy Consultant, Ecuador, Member
That is right @Sonny Vicente, it is the coachee's call. We only guide and model the how to get there, get to the po...Sign up

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