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Action Learning: An Approach to Team Coaching

  • Jennifer Whitcomb

Abstract

AS SOMEONE WHO COACHES INDIVIDUALS, you might be intrigued to learn about an approach that uses your existing skills to coach a group or team effectively. Organizations all over the world are using action learning as a group-coaching method to develop teams, enhance leadership skills, solve complex problems, and improve organizational efficiency. Action learning is fast becoming a popular group-coaching method as groups work on real-time challenges and apply learning and action at the same time.

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© Christine Wahl, Clarice Scriber, and Beth Bloomfield 2013

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  • Jennifer Whitcomb

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