It is happening. Executive coaching is exploding. The hope expressed in the first edition of this book is being accomplished.

The Practice of Leadership Coaching is the name we have given to this second edition of Coaching for Leadership: How the World’s Greatest Coaches Help Leaders Learn. It builds on the success of the original work, acclaimed by many authorities as the definitive text on executive coaching. The original work, written as our subject was dawning, has to date inspired well in excess of twenty thousand English-speaking readers; it has since become available in a further four languages.

When Matthew C. Davis, senior editor at Pfeiffer, commissioned this new work, he most likely expected to receive ...

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