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Working with Goals in Coaching

Working with Goals in Coaching

Working with Goals in Coaching
David Ashley ClutterbuckGordon Spence

Goals and goal constructs have been a central feature of the coaching literature for almost all its scholarly history. Indeed, evidence of a focus on goals can be detected as far back as Parkes (1955), when goal-setting was recommended as an essential practice for executive development. Since that time numerous scholars have made goals a primary focus of theoretical (e.g. Grant, 2012), methodological (e.g. Spence, 2007) and empirical work (Burke & Linley, 2007; Grant, 2014; O'Connor & Cavanagh, 2012; Spence & Grant, 2007). Whilst goals have generally been considered a fundamental part of behavioural change processes, they tend to have been viewed in two distinct ways.

The first is the linear view, which ...

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