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    The Game of Coaching: Part Two

    September 10, 2022 Posted by : Tim Hagen
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    The game of coaching has changed. For so many years our major objection when collaborating with clients was organizations and their leaders saying they do not have time to coach. Here's The funny thing about that notion is coaching has really gravitated from it would be nice to do to now, we must do it. The caveat is that the game has changed.



    Let us take a basketball game. If a team is down by twenty points and they are playing a zone defense a good coach would adjust and then go to a man-to-man defense. The players on the court who are playing the zone now must play man to man defense meaning they are going to have to be in really good physical shape as it's a much more difficult defense to play physically. The court is the same, yet now the court looks differently because the players are doing different things on the court. Coaches are today's leaders. The players are employees and individual contributors. The playing field really is equal to the organizational culture, and it is being conducted in person or virtually or a hybrid model. All these changes and circumstances require adjustments and navigation by the coach, the leader. The players need guidance and support now more than ever from whom? The coach, the leader. The field changes sometimes it feels daily from this virtual field to the hybrid field to the in-person field asking both the leader, the coach and the employee, the player, to adjust and do things differently in a brief period of time.

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    Tim Hagen
    Tim Hagen

    Tim Hagen founded Progress Coaching, a Training Reinforcement Partner Company, in 1997. His entrepreneurial career began in college leading to positions in sales, sales management, and sales training for small and large corporations, and eventually ownership of several training companies. Tim is often a keynote speaker at companies teaching the value of coaching and conversations in the workplace. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on experience, academics, and innovative insight to solve the industry’s most common challenges specific to workplace performance. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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