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Teaching and learning intuition: Some implications for HRD and coaching practice

Mavor, P, Sadler-Smith, E and Gray, DE (2010) Teaching and learning intuition: Some implications for HRD and coaching practice Journal of European Industrial Training, 34 (8). pp. 822-838.

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine conceptual and theoretical links between intuition and coaching; investigate accomplished coaches' practical experiences of intuition; identify skill set of an intuitive coach; discuss implications of findings for coaches', HRD professionals', and line managers' learning and development. Design/methodology/approach – In-depth, semi-structured, individual interviews with 14 accomplished experienced executive coaches (eight males and six females) averaging 14.5 years as a coach. Findings – Outline of core attributes of an intuitive coach. Originality/value – Immersion in experience, a reflective approach to practice, effective feedback and supervision, and attending to personal well-being are likely to enable coaches, HRD practitioners and line managers to take a more informed and intelligent approach to “going with their gut” in coaching and other situations where inter- and intra-personal awareness are important.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Mavor, P
Sadler-Smith, E
Gray, DE
Date : 2010
DOI : 10.1108/03090591011080995
Copyright Disclaimer : © Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 25 Nov 2011 10:28
Last Modified : 16 Oct 2017 10:03

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