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Introduction

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
Part of the INSEAD Business Press book series (IBP)

Abstract

So you like the challenge of helping others learn and grow? You want people to be more effective and you’d like to help them change? You are seriously considering becoming an executive coach, or (to put it in a slightly different context) you’d like to be better at coaching other executives in your organization? I must warn you that you are embarking on a challenging journey. As the saying goes, “You will be living in interesting times.” Indeed, I am always amazed at the power of the coaching process—it has the potential to draw out capabilities that your clients never even knew were there. But do you understand what executive coaching requires? Do you understand the effort involved? Being an effective executive coach requires insight into human behavior and knowledge of organizations. It also involves patience, stamina, and hard work.

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© Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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  1. 1.INSEAD, France, Singapore & Abu DhabiThe Netherlands

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