Megginson, David
October 2007
People Management;10/18/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 21, p48
The article discusses the importance of goal setting for coaching success. Setting goals is often seen as being at the core of coaching. Some writers argue that you must start a coaching session by having the client set a goal to achieve within their work, and then have them set a goal for the coaching itself. Any party with an interest in controlling the interaction could see goals as a means of maintaining such superficiality and as a defence against discomfort.


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