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Leadership development’s softer side: Coaching helps overcome resistance to feedback

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

How many times have you heard of a manager within your organization or in the wider sphere of business who has risen swiftly through the ranks on the basis of his or her technical ability only to find that, once they reach the top, these abilities pale into insignificance in comparison with the need for interpersonal and leadership skills? Such a problem is certainly not uncommon yet according to a recent study in the UK by Whitehead Mann Group, these senior executives are receiving little or no training in order to develop the necessary attributes.

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(2004), "Leadership development’s softer side: Coaching helps overcome resistance to feedback", Strategic Direction, Vol. 20 No. 6, pp. 21-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/02580540410533235

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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