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Get In Position

As a young professional, I got very lucky. My first manager was perhaps the most natural coach I have ever met. Most of anything good I've achieved I owe to him - he gave me opportunities, believed in my ability far more than I did, and spent time with me. He also...

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Focus, Focus, Focus

So let's say you've gotten started on the right foot in your coaching work. You've anticipated questions the colleague you're coaching might have about this shift in your relationship and you've answered them credibly. You've watched for typical reactions to engaging...

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Press hard, there are three copies

Like anything new (baseball seasons, for example), coaching relationships usually begin optimistically. I'm assuming here that both parties are engaged in coaching voluntarily (ie they aren't hostages!) and that both people have at least a basic level of respect for...

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Into the deep end

A couple of years ago, I got the crazy idea of wanting to compete in an Olympic distance triathlon. I had competed (I use that term loosely) in slightly shorter triathlons over the past ten years, but wanted to up the ante. The leg of the event that I most feared was...

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