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Coaching, 3rd Edition by James Flaherty

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Appendix B

Practices

Practices naturally follow self-observation. A practice is a behavior that we do again and again with the intention of improving a quality or competence. In order to improve, we must be able to observe whether or not we are doing the behavior competently and correct accordingly. Self-observation then becomes part of every practice that we do. Here are examples of practices that clients have taken on over the years. A practice fades into the background when a person has done it enough times to be able to competently perform the action effortlessly and seamlessly. For example, many of us have practiced making right-hand turns, but probably none of us practices making right-hand turns on our way to work. We’ve practiced enough ...

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