You know what sidetracks are even if you don't know them by name... You know you need to coach a direct report on an issue, so you engage, only to get blown back by the employee with all the reasons the current situation (the one you're coaching on) exists.. It's them, it's their tools, hell, it's even you.
Yes, you! Sidetracks are so dynamic your direct reports can use them to throw you under the bus!!
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