- Hardcover: 202 pages
- Publisher: VCO Global (26 Nov. 2012)
- ISBN-10: 0957249306
- ISBN-13: 978-0957249301
- Package Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.4 x 2.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 747,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Courage to Ask: Cultivating Opportunity in the New Economy Hardcover – 26 Nov 2012
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About the Author
John Niland is best known as a conference speaker and coach with VCO Global(www.vco-global.com), focusing on creating opportunity via better dialogue with customers and the market place. John is one of the co-founders of the European Forum of Independent Professionals. following twelve years of coaching more than 500 professionals to create more value in their work. John is passionate about motivating contrbutors to find meaning in work, creating both economic and social value at the same time, cultivating opportunity and encouraging workplaces. One of his current projects is connecting professionals to non-profit organisations which need specialist services to increase their capacity to serve. while at the same time enhancing value for contributing professionals. He is the author of the ebooks 'Hidden Value' and '100 Tips To Find Time' (available on www.success121.com) Kate Daly is an organisation development specialist, coach and psychotherapist(www.katedaly.co.uk. She has twenty years'experience working with businesses from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies, helping them design and develop their organisations. She is an expert in organisation systems, behavioural psychology and change management and spends most of her time working closely with clients' leadership teams to identify the capabilities and behaviour change required to deliver their visions and step-change organisational performance. Kate also has a one-to-one counselling practice based online and in south-west London, specialising in relationship breakdown and divorce coaching - she is a passionate advocate for the work of Refuge, the domestic violence charity. When she's not putting clients' businesses under the microscope, Kate can often be found with one eye through a telescope fulfilling another of her passions, cosmology, and the theory of multiverse (infinute universe, apparently!)
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The authors provide not just the usual exhortations to self-help, but a framework for the necessary self-analysis which will lead one to the best path (gateway is actually the term they use) to increasing ones reserves of courage and then applying them.
The book utilises quotes at the start of each chapter. Let me offer another, from Cervantes, that sums up the point of the book for me: "He that loses wealth loses much; he that loses a friend loses more; he that loses courage loses all."