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COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER

It is important for each leader to build a strong personal philosophy grounded in the leader's sense of values and judgment. Although relying on mentors and others for guidance is certainly a worthwhile way to gain insights and learn, ultimately, each leader must grow into her own set of belief systems that guide the leader's actions. Sometimes the development of these belief systems is thwarted because leaders ''grow up'' in certain organizations and those belief systems are adopted as their own without the benefit of determining if they actually fit their personal belief systems. If the organizational belief systems do not fit their own belief systems, then leaders often appear incongruent to their followers.

Incongruent actions can cause followers to get the sense that leaders are ''not real.'' That something that they project is not in line with what they believe. Followers are quick to notice these inconsistencies and will often label these leaders as ''cardboard cutouts,'' because they do not know what they truly believe and act only on what the company tells them to believe. That's not to say that all leaders must not at times take actions that are not totally consistent with their belief system. Of course, part of being a good follower demands this at times. However, when this occurs, the strong self-assured leader understands the compromise and is willing to make it because she also can see some benefit.


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