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

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Conclusion

Throughout this book each chapter has been preceded by a phrase from the Tao Te Ching. The Tao Te Ching (translated as “The Great Way of Integrity”) is an ancient collection of poetry written around the sixth century BC by a Chinese sage known as Lao Tzu. It consists of 81 verses that muse on topics such as war, nature, leadership, harmony, and personal development. Together the verses summarize the wisdom of the Chinese philosophy of Daoism. Central to Daoism are the concepts of yin and yang, as often represented by this famous symbol:

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According to Daoism, yin and yang are two opposing energies in the world that wax and wane and represent ...

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