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Contracting 11: Key Question 2 for Contracting in an Organisation

Key Question 2 for successful contracting in an organisation builds on the key question we explored last week These first 2 questions focus on helping you to gain an understanding of the organisational context for the coaching or mentoring. This

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Contracting 12: Key Question 3 for Contracting in an Organisation

Key Question 3 for successful contracting . . . of coaching or mentoring in an organisation focuses on where the ownership lies for the learning and the resultant action. Clarifying this at the outset is central to your coachee or

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Contracting 13: Key Questions 4 & 5 for Contracting in an Organisation

Key Questions 4 & 5 . . . for contracting coaching in organisations build on the 3 questions we have considered already.  The 6 Key Questions we’re exploring are designed to help you to scope the territory before starting the

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Contracting 14: Key Question 6 for Contracting in an Organisation

Key Question 6 . . . for successful contracting of coaching or mentoring in an organisation puts its focus absolutely on to your coachee or mentee. Having asked yourself the first 5 Key Questions about the wider organisational context you

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Contracting 15: 3 Way Contracting Helps to Keep Everybody on Message

In my experience 3 Way Contracting . . . of coaching and mentoring is the best way of keeping everybody ‘on message’ when your client is an organisation rather than an individual. The omission of 3 Way Contracting of coaching

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Contracting 16: 3-Way Contracting helps to get everybody reading from the same page

3-Way Contracting in Coaching and Mentoring . . . will help you bring all stakeholders on board and reading from the same page. This is essential to your success when working as a coach or mentor in an organisational context.

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Contracting 17: Contracting in a Virtual/Remote Coaching and Mentoring context

Does contracting in a virtual coaching and mentoring context require additionality? As we have seen in my previous blogs on Contracting, at the heart of great coaching and mentoring lies a great coaching and mentoring relationship. Effective contracting is the

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Contracting 1: Establishing an Effective Coaching and Mentoring Relationship

For any good coach or mentor . . . establishing an effective coaching and mentoring relationship doesn’t happen by magic. Neither will it look the same for every client you work with. While there are some general principles and good practice

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Contracting 2: First Impressions Count?

When does the coaching or mentoring relationship start? This is an essential question for you to ask yourself as a coach or mentor and to answer. It also needs to be asked and answered separately for each one of your clients.

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Contracting 3: The Medium is the Message

HOW . . . You go about coaching and mentoring will set the scene for an effective and ethical relationship right from the outset of the process. The medium really is the message. As coaches and mentors we forget that

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