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Coaching, 3rd Edition by James Flaherty

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How Things Really Get Done

Things move in the human world when someone speaks. Our attention and energy become focused as we respond to requests we hear and possibilities we see. The entire social world of humanity is brought forth, sustained, and forwarded by conversations. Coaching itself is a blending of different types of conversations. Upon examination, it becomes clear that a huge number of coaching topics that clients bring us are resolvable by their entering into conversations that would resolve conflict, build alliances, and open up opportunities. This chapter crystallizes the last 50 years of study of the kind of speaking that moves things forward. Learning how all of these works is an essential skill for coaches and for anyone else ...

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