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Lindsay’s In Business: Part 18: Unexpected, top quality coaching

Stephen Covey

What happens when you realise your path is entrepreneurship rather than employment? Lindsay takes up the challenge and shares an account of her journey as it unfolds…

It’s 10.00am and I have a skype call lined up with a friend of a friend called Rekha Kent. Rekha moved out to Kenya 5 years ago with her family and went through her own journey of starting a new business from scratch out there. I was referred to her because was getting into a bit of a panic about how long things were taking to get going. I fully expected she’d provide me with some much needed, comforting reassurance.

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There are two major factors which have an immense impact on career development. The first is related to the self and the second to the immediate boss.

Regarding the self; take your own self development into your own hands. So many potential people today just sit back and wait for training and development opportunities to somehow come their way. If only they would realise that everyday such opportunities are passing by without even being noticed.

Regarding the boss; one has to be lucky enough to have a real coach. A lot of interest is being put on coaching and mentoring in the recent years and it is high time. The difference on the development of a subordinate who is being managed versus coached is immense both in terms of the speed and the quality of development.

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