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The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development: New and Revised Edition by Doug Silsbee

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CHAPTER 10
The Contractor
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Goethe
 
The road to wisdom Is simple to express: Err and err and err again, But less and less and less.
Piet Hein
 
THE PULL OF HABIT IS STRONG. EVEN FOR PRACTICED leaders who are self-aware and committed, it is easy for the tumult and pressures of life to subvert our best intentions for change. Having an accountability partner who can support us in building clear commitments and serve as a friendly but tough advocate for completing these commitments can be enormously helpful in building traction for real and sustainable change. The Contractor builds this psychological and behavioral accountability for the client.

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