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Effective Modern Coaching by Myles Downey

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– CHAPTER 1 –

A conversation

‘Henry! How are you?’

‘God knows!’

‘What do you mean?’

‘I’m on autopilot. I’ve had about 17 hours sleep all week.’

Just so you, the reader, know, we are in the offices of Brand plc. by the water cooler on the fourth floor.

‘Wow. How’s that?’

‘You don’t want to know.’

‘Try me.’

‘How long do you have?’

‘Seriously? About half an hour now, but if we need it I have an hour toward the end of the day, after 4:30.’

‘Yeah, maybe we should talk. We can sit over there.’

‘Fine. Let me fill my glass. So … what’s happening?’ ‘It feels like I’m working flat-out and getting nowhere.’

There’s a pause. Melanie says nothing. Henry continues.

‘You know I have an objective to develop our offering for the Public Sector?’

‘Of course. We ...

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