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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Blakey, Ian Day Narrator: Dana Hickox Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781469063065
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Based on the authors’ extensive experience working with international board level teams, Challenging Coaching suggests that for too long coaches have shied away from adopting a more challenging stance in their work—a stance that can provoke greater performance and unlock deeper potential in business leaders and their teams. In particular, the authors offer a new coaching approach, FACTS, to help coaches develop this challenging stance. The FACTS approach with its emphasis on FeeDavies-Blackack, Accountability, Courageous Goals, Tension and Systems Thinking is explored in theory and in practice using case studies, example dialogues and practical exercises. Long held coaching principles such as being non-directive, building rapport and holding to the client’s agenda are put under the spotlight with the authors questioning their relevance to a twenty-first century business environment where the needs of the wider business must take precedence over the “me me me” of any specific executive. This is a timely wake up call for anyone who is responsible for the performance of others—be they coach, business leader or leadership development expert. An original and thought-provoking message that dares the reader to face the FACTS, and accept the coaching challenge.

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About the Author

John Blakey is a coach to board level leaders around the globe having worked in the US, UK, Australia, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Portugal, Czech Republic, Malaysia, India, France and Germany in recent years. In his corporate career he was international managing director in Logica plc and later their director of coaching—the first such role in a FTSE250 organisation. In the nineties he was consulting director of Team121 Ltd, one of the fastest growing private companies in the UK. He has an MSc in Information Systems, an MBA from Aston Business School and is a PCC credentialed coach with the International Coach Federation. His work draws upon a broad spectrum of influences including his expertise in t’ai chi, his work with Olympic athletes and their coaches, his Christian faith, and his passion for systems thinking.

About the Narrator

Dana Hickox is a Juilliard-trained actor with off-Broadway, regional theater, and network television credits. As a voice-over artist, he has recorded textbooks for Learning Ally’s New York and Washington, DC, units. He has also recorded poetry and children’s stories for the David Black Literary Agency.