The ‘philosopher’ coach: he who asks the right questions


Ian Jeffreys

We live in an online age where answers are readily available. Whether in a pub argument over the 1970 FA cup winners or checking the time of the last bus, it’s easy to get the answer there and then from our phone. This search for ‘answers’ is alluring and can provide an illusion of knowledge whereby ‘soundbite solutions’ can be found in an instant via an article – or increasingly via an infographic or tweet. This ease of access plays into our need for certainty: clear answers are a comfort blanket, giving us a false sense of certainty that what we are doing is right.

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