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RESEARCH MATTERS: COACHING TENSION: DIVISIVE PROCESS OR A POWERFUL LENS?

The coaching process is full of paradoxes that have a tendency to act as a divide between camps. But what if we harness the energy of the paradox to better understand tension? Sue Fontannaz and Elaine Cox identify seven team coaching paradoxes   Coaching is a complex, multi-faceted process which, although widely used, is often perceived with scepticism. This could be due to the seeming tensions or paradoxes in the process of coaching, including, for example, the developmental/performance tension, the individual/team focus and the support/challenge dilemma. Barnson (2014) claims a theory of coaching paradoxes might offer a unifying framework for […]

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