Common Workplace Coaching Mistakes & Failures

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Instructor: Beth Hendricks

Beth holds a master's degree in integrated marketing communications, and has worked in journalism and marketing throughout her career.

Coaches dealing with employees in the workplace may encounter different types of mistakes or failures along the way. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the most common workplace coaching blunders.

Workplace Coaching

Paul has recently been hired as a coach, but not the type you might be thinking of. Instead of drawing up plays, prowling the sidelines, and guiding his team to a victory on the field, Paul is tasked with employee development, both personal and professional, as a workplace coach. However, it's been months since Paul was hired, and conditions are not improving. Morale is down, productivity is suffering, employees are bickering, and things are on a steady decline. There could be any number of reasons for these workplace issues, but as a diligent employee, Paul has decided to take a look at what his own role might be in the situation.

Common Coaching Blunders

Coaching employees in the workplace is not a fail-proof endeavor. It's a road fraught with challenges, including potential failures and mistakes on both the part of the coach and the person being coached. Here's a list of potential coaching mistakes Paul needs to determine if he's committed:

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