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I never take the time to write a critique, feel obliged though to do it with the fantastic book. I was pointed to the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) by a coach and found on their homepage some very valuable and nicely complementing material besides the reference to this book. The description of the "Co-active Coaching Model" is so done so well, that I feel having a very good basis now for what it takes to do successful coaching based on my 30 years of working experience in the Corporate world. Even when you think you are a great Manager (of others), you will learn many eye-opening and new aspects about your leadership/coaching style. There are two recommendations I would have for you: 1) buy the book if you are seriously considering becoming a coach 2) start with the last two chapters in the book on pages 199 (Coaching Skills for a Different Conversation) and 200 (Imagine a World) - this will guide your thinking from the beginning towards what your niche in coaching will be