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Coaching at Work road-tests the Repertory Grid Interview

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What is it? Based on George Kelly’s Personal Construct Theory, developed and first published in 1955, the Repertory Grid Interview is a technique for identifying the ways that a person interprets or ‘construes’ and gives meaning to their experiences. According to Kelly (1955), we use our construct systems to make the process of understanding and navigating the world easier. ‘Constructs’ are ways of making sense of our experiences and perceptions and are not necessarily...

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