Are you riding tandem or hammering a screw?

Ed Batista is an executive coach, a change management consultant and a Leadership Coach at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.  I’ve been following his blog and his exceptional work for several years.  He had another great post this week titled: “Hammering Screws (Bad Coaching).  His post is worth reading if you are a manager, youth coach, parent or anyone involving in teaching or coaching.  I’ve often found myself pressing in coaching scenarios because I’ve haven’t seen fast enough progress.  And as Ed suggests, sometimes the need to be an effective coach overtakes the real purpose of the exercise – to help the one being coached.  I’ve shared several excerpts below:

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