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Challenging Coaching: Going beyond traditional coaching to face the FACTS by Ian Day, John Blakey

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CHAPTER 1Time to face the FACTS of coaching

What is overextended becomes diminished, what is too high is cut down. (Tao Te Ching, Verse 36)

One of the reasons we wrote this book is that we like a challenge. First, we want to stir up the young coaching profession by suggesting that it could be more than it currently is. Second, we want to help coaches learn new skills that can courageously challenge those they coach and so transform their potential and performance. In this sense, the coaching challenge starts with shining the spotlight on ourselves and then extends to explore the impact on those we work with and the results they deliver.

As experienced executive coaches we have worked with board-level executives around the globe and we’ve been ...

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