Last blog I spoke about the qualities that memorable coaches have; namely understanding ones strengths and internal resources, the capacity to manage disruptive emotions, a dogged persistence to keep going, being aware of other people’s feelings and the ability to inspire, listen and resolve conflicts.
Outstanding coaches/leaders also hold a strong code of ethics that binds their work practice. Think about these ethical considerations:
A disposition to act in ways that benefit both the individual possessing them and that person’s society.
A knowledge that coaches have a duty to respect other people and their rights to be who they are.
A guiding principle that a person’s conduct promotes the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people.
These principles outlined above promote deep thinking about our place in the community and the way we relate to others. But at a very practical level what do these guiding principles mean to the coach?
Uphold the code of ethics of your governing body.
Listen to your own moral compass.
Be aware of your leadership role and the position of influence, especially on younger, less experienced people.
I will cover the how you can lead a person to their own conclusions through Socratic questioning.
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