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FROM THE EDITOR

Crunch, Crash, Cripes!

By Sarah McArthur

This has been an eventful issue of the eZine. My computer crashed during the process of putting this issue together and it's given me an entirely new perspective on the meaning of "back-up," "double back-up," "online back-up" and don't forget to "back up."

What has been so eye-opening though hasn't been the need for constant hard drive back-ups, it's the overwhelming sympathy and encouragement I've received from so many people who have been through a similar experience. So, I just wanted to say a personal thank you to the WABC staff and all of the contributors without whom this issue would not exist!

But it does. And, it's a great one!

Colin Gautrey and Katie McGuidwin explain the unique position business coaches are in to help their clients weather the current credit crunch in their article "Business Coaching and the Credit Crunch." For a good laugh, read about Dr. Fink's latest exploits in Dr. Laurence S. Lyons' latest "Ask the Expert" column. Charles Brassard discusses the concept of Coaching CirclesTM in this issue's "Get the Edge" column and Adrian Furnham explains how to "Forget Your Weaknesses" in the "Hot Topic."

Columnist Marshall Goldsmith explores how to effectively influence upper management; while Dr. Sunny Stout Rostron continues her discussion of the coaching intervention. In his "Professional Selling" column, Barry Trailer explains how your coach can help you to attract new coaching prospects, and Dr. Annette Fillery-Travis delves into the importance to the business coaching profession of defining our body of knowledge. Finally, in his "Success Story", Enrique López de los Ríos discusses the coaching model used in the first coaching program in HSBC Mexico.

I hope you enjoy this issue of Business Coaching Worldwide. And if there is a subject you are interested in reading about, please send Letters to the Editor. We'd love to hear from you!

Sarah McArthur is editor of Business Coaching Worldwide. Founder of *sdedit, Sarah has nearly 20 years experience in the publishing field as a development and managing editor and writer. With numerous books and articles to her credit, she has become an expert in the fields of management, leadership, executive coaching and human resources. Contact Sarah.


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