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Mentor, Jump In and Rescue, or Coach?

How to manage when there’s a struggle or stumble

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This morning I was curious what results if you Google “should I mentor, coach, direct.” I pictured a manager faced with a team member who is struggling or has recently stumbled, and she’s trying to decide what to say or do. In most such scenarios, there is a right answer, and that is to coach. I was hoping that would…




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Shane Kinkennon

Shane Kinkennon

I write about principled, person-centered leadership. And occasionally matters of the heart.

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