Letter from the Editor – Summer 2015

Letter from the Editor – Summer 2015
by Chad Hall, MCC

I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to thinking. You could say I’m thinking about thinking. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how coaches think.

I have the honor of training a lot of coaches, which involves hearing them coach and giving them feedback. I’ve noticed one of the big differentiators of coaches is that the really good ones think differently; they think like a coach.

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In Business

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