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Hans Samios [Domain Curiosity or Expertise]
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 > "When you begin to look at any of the core skills that leaders have, it quickly becomes clear that domain-specific expertise is bound up in all of them. And the domains of expertise required may also be fairly specific. Even business is not really a single domain. Leadership in construction,​ semiconductor fabrication,​ consulting, and retail sales all require a lot of specific knowledge."​ -- [[https://​hbr.org/​2017/​11/​can-you-be-a-great-leader-without-technical-expertise|Can you be a great leader without technical expertise?​]] > "When you begin to look at any of the core skills that leaders have, it quickly becomes clear that domain-specific expertise is bound up in all of them. And the domains of expertise required may also be fairly specific. Even business is not really a single domain. Leadership in construction,​ semiconductor fabrication,​ consulting, and retail sales all require a lot of specific knowledge."​ -- [[https://​hbr.org/​2017/​11/​can-you-be-a-great-leader-without-technical-expertise|Can you be a great leader without technical expertise?​]]
  
-If you regard coaching is a combination of leading, teaching, mentoring, communication,​ and facilitation,​ then the benefits accrue when you add in domain knowledge. For example, lets take something where it would seem to be OK to have no domain knowledge - facilitation. ​In your a coaches ​as a facilitator of a session, you might find that you will want to intervene when a conversation is taking a long time. Domain knowledge could help you understand better whether the discussion is worthwhile, or not. +If you regard coaching is a combination of leading, teaching, mentoring, communication,​ and facilitation,​ then the benefits accrue when you add in domain knowledge. For example, lets take something where it would seem to be OK to have no domain knowledge - facilitation. ​If you are functioning ​as a facilitator of a session, you might find that you will want to intervene when a conversation is taking a long time. Domain knowledge could help you understand better whether the discussion is worthwhile, or not. 
  
 You will probably find it hard to always find coaches that have the appropriate background, but this is not the point. At a minimum you will want to find coaches that are willing to do the work to increase their knowledge of your domain. If you don't you will end up with coaches that spout theory, but are unable to make things concrete. ​ You will probably find it hard to always find coaches that have the appropriate background, but this is not the point. At a minimum you will want to find coaches that are willing to do the work to increase their knowledge of your domain. If you don't you will end up with coaches that spout theory, but are unable to make things concrete. ​
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