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Coaching and the Power of Positive Reinforcement

Positive reinforcement is arguably the most essential ingredient of coaching, because there is power in positive influence.


Tue Jun 02 2015


In the lexicon of the working world, the word “coaching” has taken on negative connotations. Whereas coaching employees was once analogous to what an athletic coach does during practice—providing helpful tips and encouragement intended to help players improve their skills and abilities—its meaning has morphed into corporate doublespeak for getting a verbal smackdown for having done something wrong. I reject that definition wholeheartedly. 

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