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July 2014

Considering Coaching to Support Learning? Be Sure to Avoid These Common Mistakes

Coaching helps an individual take something they've learned and turn it into new behaviors—and that's true whether the coaching is a follow-up to leadership development training or is a part of a broader executive coaching initiative.

But organizations often underestimate the time and effort required to help leaders change.

You need a good partner who can help you identify some of the common pitfalls and who can guide you to success, says Patricia Overland, a master certified coach who helps to head up the Coaching Services Division at The Ken Blanchard Companies.

The most successful coaching initiatives occur when an organization sees learning as a way to constantly help their people develop new skills instead of just checking a box saying that they completed a training program. The better goal is to create an organization where people are continuously learning and continually improving their skills.

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