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

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

Mavor, Penny, Sadler-Smith, Eugene and Gray, David E. ORCID: 0000-0002-3881-5083 (2010) Teaching and learning intuition: Some implications for HRD and coaching practice. Journal of European Industrial Training, 34 (8/9). pp. 822-838. ISSN 0309-0590 (doi:

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Purpose: 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.
Method and Sample: 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.
Implications: 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 situations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here ( Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. [2] Published in the Journal of European Industrial Training (2010) Volume 34, Issue 8/9 - Special Issue: Innovative practice in the teaching and learning of Human Resource Development. Guest editor(s): Rick Holden and Vivienne Griggs.
Uncontrolled Keywords: coaching, intuition, HRD, human resource development, competence, emotional competence, human resource management
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Business > Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Research Group
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