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

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CHAPTER 9Applying the FACTS

The best leader is indistinguishable from the will of those who selected him or her. (Tao Te Ching, Verse 17)

In the previous chapters we have discussed the FACTS model in detail to explain the concept and approach of challenging coaching. In this chapter we focus more on the practical application of FACTS on a day-to-day basis from the perspective of a leader. As well as being writers and coaches we are also business people, so everything we do must make a difference. Everything we do has to have a purpose to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. This book has been written not as an intellectual discussion, but as a practical guide. As one colleague frequently said, “This is where the rubber ...

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