"Coaching for Performance is the proven resource for all coaches and pioneers of the future of coaching." Magdalena N. Mook, CEO, International Coach Federation (ICF) "Shines a light on what it takes to create high performance." John McFarlane, Chairman, Barclays, Chairman, TheCityUK Coaching for Performance is the definitive book for coaches, leaders, talent managers and professionals around the world. An international bestseller, featuring the influential GROW model, this book is the founding text of the coaching profession. It explains why enabling people to bring the best out of themselves is the key to driving productivity, growth, and engagement. A meaningful coaching culture has the potential to transform the relationship between organizations and employees and to put both on the path to long-term success. Written by Sir John Whitmore, the pioneer of coaching, and Performance Consultants, the global market leaders in performance coaching, this extensively revised and extended edition will revolutionize the traditional approach to organizational culture. Brand new practical exercises, corporate examples, coaching dialogues, and a glossary, strengthen the learning process, whilst a critical new chapter demonstrates how to measure the benefits of coaching as a return on investment, ensuring this landmark new edition will remain at the forefront of professional coaching and leadership development.
This extensively revised and expanded new edition clearly explains the principles of coaching, with illustrations from business and sport.
Coaching for Performance
Author: John Whitmore
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
This edition now out of print. 4th Edition available.
The Coaching Manual
Author: Julie Starr
Publisher: Pearson UK
Translated around the world, and recommended reading on many coaching programmes this bestselling book is trusted globally as the definitive guide to coaching. This carefully revised edition will guide you through the entire process from first meeting to when coaching ends, with methods, tips and techniques that simply work. Understand and develop the core skills and beliefs of an effective coach Know how to ask insightful questions that deliver valuable answers Gain practical help to plan coaching assignments that accelerate and improve your results Adeptly handle the main barriers to great coaching Feel fully confident in your ability to coach in any situation Whether you’re new to coaching or already an experienced coach, you’ll find clear guidance and principles to help you coach more effectively and with greater impact. To support you further The Coaching Manual has a range of free to download resources – templates, tools and checklists – available now at www.starrconsulting.co.uk. "Full of important information that all coaches just need to know! I would absolutely recommend this book to any coach, neophyte or experienced." Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. MCC, Author of If Life is a Game, These are the Rules, Transformational Life Coaching and 15 other titles "The definitive resource for aspiring as well as seasoned coaches. No one has brought to life the nuts and bolts better than Julie Starr." Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers, Mojo and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
Author: Carol Wilson
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Performance Coaching offers a guide to the fundamentals of coaching with an overview of all the key principles, tools and case studies you need to develop more advanced knowledge. Whether you're thinking about becoming a coach, already running a professional coaching practice or thinking about how you can embed a coaching culture in your organization, Carol Wilson illustrates how to develop a best practice approach. Using practical tools throughout and with international case studies to illustrate the various cultural challenges coaches and managers can face, Performance Coaching is a complete resource for developing coaching in any organization. This new edition of Performance Coaching has been completely updated to offer a greater focus on building a coaching culture in organizations and the challenges that leaders face in understanding and developing a coaching approach.
Author: Myles Downey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
"A book about achieving actual results for individuals, teams, and orgnizations"--Back cover.
NLP at Work
Author: Sue Knight
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
This major new edition of Sue Knight's bestselling book NLP at Work has been extensively revised and updated, with an emphasis on the heart of NLP becoming a model of excellence. In addition to a new slant to every chapter, there are three new chapters on the key things that make the biggest difference for the greatest results: Humor: enabling you to stand back and see things from a different perspective Clean questions: minimising yourself to find out the essence of the other person Time: understanding how what you get in life is influenced by your relationship to time past, present and future. Neuro Linguistic Programming is how you make sense of your world and, most importantly, how you make it what you want it to be: Neuro: the way you filter and process your experience through your senses Linguistic: the way you interpret your experience through language Programming: the way you make sense of your experience to create your personal program. NLP at Work has sold over 100,000 copies and is one of the most popular books ever published on the practical skills of NLP and how it can be applied in business. It transformed NLP from a peripheral art into an accessible, practical concept with relevant applications in the areas of influence, communication, negotiation, teamwork and coaching. Clear, readable and jargon free, this book will help you get to the essence of what makes you and your business excellent and unique.
Excellence in Coaching
Author: Jonathan Passmore
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Excellence in Coaching presents cutting-edge thinking in the field of workplace coaching. This comprehensive industry guide enables coaches to achieve personal excellence in a rapidly evolving profession through a collection of best-practice material from some of the biggest names in the profession including Carol Wilson, Peter Hawkins and Cary Cooper. Part One covers the business of coaching, telling practitioners everything they need to know about setting up a coaching practice, defining the coaching requirements, building a business case and embedding best practice in workplace coaching. Part Two covers models and approaches including NLP, appreciative coaching, cognitive behavioural coaching and solution-focused coaching. Part Three considers issues around coaching including evaluating coaching programmes, ethics, and coaching supervision. This latest edition has been updated to reflect recent developments in the industry and includes a new chapter on team coaching. Excellence in Coaching is essential reading for practising coaches as well as for anyone studying coaching through the ILM, coaching training, a Master's course, or more generally as part of a psychology or business degree.
Author: David W. Smith
Publisher: TNT Tennis Academy
Coaching Mastery : The ULTIMATE "Blueprint" for Tennis Coaches, Tennis Parents, and Tennis-teaching Professionals. Learn how to: Attract tennis players to your program, develop sustainable tennis programs, and build perennial championship teams and successful individuals. Following the world-wide embrace of David W. Smith's book, TENNIS MASTERY, David now brings his "Advanced Foundation" to the art of coaching and teaching tennis. For the High School, Club or Team Coach, from the highly experienced to the uninitiated, Coaching Mastery is a PROVEN "blueprint" to attracting players and designing highly effective and efficient tennis practices. For the Tennis Parent: Regardless of your tennis experience, Coaching Mastery will provide a clear and proven method to make sure you are providing your child the right progression and patterns of play to insure they will reach their personal best...and do it in a way that makes it fun for both parent and child! For the Tennis-teaching Professional: Coaching Mastery provides a lifetime of successful tennis club programming and teaching experience, a resource to enhance any teaching professional's teaching program. Coaching Mastery provides over 70 effective drills and dozens of ideas that allow any coach or teacher to get the most out of their tennis opportunities. In addition, Coaching Mastery provides the "Advanced Foundation" principles that define every shot and every stroke in the sport.
Leadership Team Coaching
Author: Peter Hawkins
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Organizations are most effective when the teams responsible for their success function to the best of their ability. When the relationships within the team work well and all members have a clear focus, the team is able to achieve goals more easily. Leadership Team Coaching is a roadmap for those who have the responsibility of developing a leadership team. It provides a thorough explanation of the key elements of team coaching and is filled with practical tools and techniques to facilitate optimum performance across virtual teams, international teams, executive boards and other teams. The fully updated 3rd edition of Leadership Team Coaching brings together the latest research in leadership teams and team coaching along with numerous examples to illustrate how to develop people from disparate groups into a high-performing team. With new international case studies throughout as well as a new chapter on systemic coaching, the book covers the five disciplines of team performance, how to select team members, how the relationship of the coach and the team develops through stages, how CEOs can foster effective teams with shared leadership, how to choose the best team coach and more to facilitate effective leadership teams.
Author: Tony Stoltzfus
The single most important skill in coaching is asking powerful questions. In this volume, master coach trainer Tony Stoltzfus joins with 12 other professional coaches to present dozens of valuable asking tools, models and exercises, then illustrates these coaching strategies with over 1,000 examples of penetrating questions. Covering the gamut from basic techniques like options and actions to advanced concepts such as challenge and reframing, Coaching Questions is a book that will find a home on any coach's short list of handy references. Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills includes:1. Dozens of asking tools, models, and strategies.2. The top ten asking mistakes coaches make, and how to correct each one.3. Nearly 1200 examples of powerful questions from real coaching situations.4. Destiny discovery tools organized in a four-part life-purpose model .5. Overviews of 15 popular coaching niches, with a tool and examples for each.6. A schedule of training exercises to help you become a "Master of Asking".
This book provides instruction on the requirements for the Institute of Leadership and Management coaching & mentoring qualifications levels 5-7. As a leader, senior manager or executive, you are often required to act as a coach or mentor for your staff. This book will enable you to set up coaching programmes that can make a significant difference to staff retention and motivation. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to encourage your staff to grow so that you can get on with your own essential leadership role. In this book you'll discover how to: - become an effective leader and coach *distinguish between coaching and mentoring - establish the right coaching climate *develop effective communication skills - set up the first coaching session *present a business case for coaching ...and much more. You'll also find out the various coaching models available and equip yourself with useful tools and exercises that you can employ in your coaching sessions. Contents: List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. What is Coaching?; 2. Become an effective leader and coach; 3. Internal and external coaching; 4. The differences between coaching and mentoring; 5. Establishing the right climate; 6. Coaching Models; 7. Coaching tools and exercises; 8. Effective communication skills; 9. Analysing comminications to indentify meaning; 10. Respecting others' worldviews and motivating your coachees; 11. Overcoming barriers to coaching and mentoring; 12. Understanding the role of power and authority; 13. Setting up the first session; 14. Presenting a business case for coaching; 15. Coaching supervision and super-vision; 16. Co-Coaching and team coaching; 17. Organisational approaches to coaching; Appendix 1: Sample forms and competences; Appendix 2: Controlling costs; Appendix 3: Case studies and evidence to support the value of coaching; Useful resources; Index
This toolkit suits coaches and prospective coaches in all sectors, particularly those who want a rapid and accessible route to understanding coaching practice and who want a reliable source book for coaching methods.
Intelligence professionals are commonly viewed as solo operators. But these days intelligence work is mostly about collaboration. Interdisciplinary and even inter - organizational teams are necessary to solve the really hard problems intelligence professionals face. Tragically, these teams often devolve into wheel - spinning, contentious assemblies that get nothing done. Or members may disengage from a team if they find its work frustrating, trivial, or a waste of their time. Even teams with a spirit of camaraderie may take actions that are flat - out wrong. But there is also good news. This book draws on recent research findings as well as Harvard Professor Richard Hackman's own experience as an intelligence community researcher and advisor to show how leaders can create an environment where teamwork flourishes. Hackman identifies six enabling conditions - such as establishing clear norms of conduct and providing well - timed team coaching - that increase the likelihood that teams will be effective in any setting or type of organization.. Although written explicitly for intelligence, defense, crisis management, and law enforcement professionals it will also be valuable for improving team success in all kinds of leadership, management, service, and production teams in business, government, and nonprofit enterprises.
"Jenny Rogers' advice is simple, memorable, deeply pragmatic, and always focused on results. If only more managers would take it!" Tim Brooks, CEO, BMJ Group "This pragmatic book will stimulate managers to drive higher performance and get the best out of people. In such a challenging environment, this can only be good for business!" Carolyn McCall, CEO, Easy Jet "A must-read for any manager working to foster the right culture. Belief in excellence and the ability to enable people to perform at their best is fundamental for generating and sustaining high performance." Johanna Friedl-Naderer,Region Vice President, Biogen Idec "I believe this common-sense, simple approach would motivate both managers and individuals to change and empower them to improve their own performance." Michael Parr, CEO, British Arab Commercial Bank It's a tough job being a manager. How do you manage performance? If you come across as too directive you may get a reputation for harshness. If you are too nice you risk being known as a gullible and easily outmanoeuvred. Neither approach works. 'Employee engagement' is the magical ingredient: it makes staff genuinely committed, creating excellent work. Few organizations actually achieve it, though all say they want it. Coaching is the most reliable a way of producing it. In Manager as Coach, Jenny Rogers challenges many of the traditional assumptions about what works in management and shows you, step by step, how to be a brilliant manager and get fantastic results: Reduce your stress Develop employees' key skills Create a culture of engagement Improve bottom line results Jenny Rogers is one of the leading executive coaches in the UK with more than 20 years of experience. Her clients are typically chief executives and directors of large organizations. She writes extensively about coaching and leadership and has trained many hundreds of managers in coaching skills in the UK and internationally. Karen Whittleworth is an acclaimed trainer, coach and coach supervisor, and the founding director of Worth Consulting Ltd. Andrew Gilbert is an internationally known as a speaker, trainer and executive coach. He is the co-director of Worth Consulting Ltd.