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A Coach's Guide to Emotional Intelligence: Strategies for Developing Successful Leaders by Marcia Hughes, James Bradford Terrell

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1. TAKE A LOOK AT HOW YOU TAKE A LOOK

As human beings, we all have a particular way of seeing and explaining the world around us and our place in it. The way we see our reality is shaped by myriad influences that are largely transparent to us, as we discussed in the previous chapter. One of the many gifts that coaching can be for others is a safe place to explore, examine, and even challenge the assumptions we base our thinking and actions on. While this is the territory of coaching, it is also an essential step in personal growth and development, since our automatic habits and assumptions are in the way of us getting what we desire.
So, how do you begin to examine the assumptions that inform your thinking? And how is that related to the ...

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