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Best practice in performance coaching : a handbook for leaders, coaches, HR professionals, and organizations /
Carol Wilson.
imprint
London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2007.
description
xiv, 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0749450827, 9780749450823
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2007.
isbn
0749450827
9780749450823
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
6530190
A Look Inside
First Chapter
Part One - Fundamentals - The how, who, when and where of coaching for performance and good leadership. What is coaching?; Coaching techniques; Coaching models; Structure; Training as a coach; Running a professional coaching practice; Coaching in organizations Part Two - Advanced coaching tools, models and international case histories Appendix I:Coaching tools Appendix II: Case histories; Appendix III: Awareness questions Appendix IV: Worksheets; Appendix V: Sample contracts Appendix VI: Coaching evaluation Appendix VII: References
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This is a useful resource for a reader who is new to the world of coaching. Such a reader will get a clear picture of the process and the skills required to deliver coaching and will have a grasp of the potential applications of coaching in a variety of contexts." Personal Success "This excellent book offers insights, tools, strategies and practical exercises for all coaches. With an introduction by Richard Branson, the book contains some illuminating descriptions of coaching from Carol's early days as a pioneering leader in Virgin. Full of examples of coaching conversations, that capture the essence of effective and resourceful coaching, this book is both accessible and informative." David E Gray, Professor of Management Learning, School of Management, University of Surrey, UK "A practical, accurate and thorough guide for anyone involved in coaching. With insights into the best coaching tools and techniques, there are plenty of coaching nuggets, too! A must read for professional coaches, internal coaches, or anyone entering this emerging profession." Katherine Tulpa, Chair and Co-founder Association for Coaching "The best coaching starter kit I have come across to date." Sir John Whitmore, Executive Chairman of Performance Consultants International "Written by highly experienced coaches, this book gives the reader valuable insights in a straightforward and practical fashion. If only more coaching texts were as useful, unpretentious and jargon-free!" Dr Anthony Grant PhD, Director, Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney, Australia "Carol Wilson has managed to capture much of the best of good practice in this excellent primer on coaching... The book's value is enhanced by case studies illustrating a variety of coaching approaches and by just enough detail on relevant techniques to whet the interest of the beginner coach and hint at the long but fascinating learning journey ahead of them." Professor David Clutterbuck, Co-founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, visiting professor at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and co-author of Mentoring in Action, also published by Kogan Page "Anyone who knows Carol knows she is a class act and this book will certainly re-enforce that opinion. ...This is a 'must read book' for those who prefer commonsense to the often rather pretentious over academic psychobabble that mark too many new contributions to the coaching professional literature." Eric Parsloe, OTLG/Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring
"The best coaching starter kit I have come across to date."
"The best coaching starter kit I have come across to date." -- Sir John Whitmore, Executive Chairman of Performance Consultants International
"This is a useful resource for a reader who is new to the world of coaching. Such a reader will get a clear picture of the process and the skills required to deliver coaching and will have a grasp of the potential applications of coaching in a variety of contexts." Personal Success
"If you want a comprehensive handbook full of insights and tools you can use in your coaching practice, go pick up a copy and read it." -- BusinessCoach.com
"An invaluable point of reference for anyone seeking a clearer understanding of coaching and its associated benefits." -- Coaching at Work
"An invaluable point of reference for anyone seeking a clearer understanding of coaching and its associated benefits." --Coaching at Work
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Summaries
Main Description
Performance coaching helps individuals and organizations achieve their maximum potential, tackle challenges and reach specific goals. It leads to personal and professional development and helps to create a work/life balance. "Best Practice in Performance Coaching" is both an introduction for anyone thinking of becoming or hiring a coach - whether private or corporate - and a reference guide for experienced coaches. A practical guide to the 'what' and the 'how' of performance coaching, it covers all topics from the personal and executive angle and explains the structure of a coaching relationship. There is extensive guidance on coaching techniques, models and tools as well as advice on how to train as a coach, how to run a coaching practice and how to structure coaching sessions. Complete with worksheets and exercises, evaluations and international case studies this is a thorough guide to performance coaching.
Long Description
Performance coaching helps individuals and organizations achieve their maximum potential, tackle challenges, and reach specific goals. It leads to personal and professional development and helps to create a work/life balance. Best Practice in Performance Coaching is both an introduction for anyone thinking of becoming or hiring a coach -- private or corporate -- and a reference guide for experienced coaches. A practical guide to the "what" and "how" of performance coaching, it covers all topics from the personal and executive angle and explains the structure of a coaching relationship. There is extensive guidance on coaching techniques, models, and tools as well as advice on how to train as a coach, how to run a coaching practice and how to structure coaching sessions. Complete with worksheets, exercises, evaluations, and international case studies, this is a thorough guide to performance coaching.
Description for Bookstore
Best Practice in Performance Coaching: A Handbook for Leaders, Coaches, HR Professionals and Organizationsoffers coaching models, tools, techinques and case histories, and explains how to run a coaching practice. Preface by Richard Branson. Foreword by John Whitmore.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Performance coaching helps individuals & organizations achieve their maximum potential & reach specific goals. It leads to personal & professional development. This book is both an introduction for anyone thinking of becoming or hiring a coach & a reference guide for experienced coaches.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals - The how, who, when and where of coaching for performance and good leadership
What is coaching?
Coaching techniques
Coaching models
Structure
Training as a coach
Running a professional coaching practice
Coaching in organizations
Advanced coaching tools, models and international case histories
Coaching tools
Case histories
Awareness questions
Worksheets
Sample contracts
Coaching evaluation
References
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