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Sustaining the Journey

Supporting Self-Directedness in Others

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September 23, 2013

Last week we considered three facets of self-directed learning in ourselves. This week we will consider how we support self-directedness in others. Consider those you are coaching on a regular basis. Take time to write some questions that might serve you in coaching for self-managing, self-monitoring, and self-modifying. An example for each follows. Add your own in the context of those you are coaching.


What are the most important goals you are striving to achieve in your work right now?


As you reflect on your work this week, what data is informing your self-assessment?


Given your analysis and reflection, what new insights are you having about the next steps you might take?

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