Coaching for Performance, 4th Edition: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose / Edition 4

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Overview

Over 500,000 copies sold. This major new edition is totally revised and updated with new material on coaching in a crisis and leadership for a difficult future. Coaching for Performance is the bible of the industry and very much the definitive work that all coaches stand on. This new edition explains clearly and in-depth how to unlock people s potential to maximise their performance Contains the eponymous GROW model (Goals, Reality, Options, Will), now established as the basis for coaching professionals. Clear, concise, hands-on and reader-friendly, this is a coaching guide written in a coaching style. It digs deep into the roots of coaching, particularly transpersonal psychology, a useful model for personal development and in-depth coaching. There are new coaching questions and fresh chapters on emotional intelligence and high-performance leadership. Whitmore also considers the future of coaching and its role in the transformation of learning and workplace relationships, as well as illustrating how coaching can help in a crisis.

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Editorial Reviews

Laura Whitworth
"A must read for any coach aspiring to do advanced work with their clients. Bringing together the simplicity of the coaching process and the larger scope of the coaching profession in a readable and provocative way."
From the Publisher
"Coaching is a way of managing, a way of treating people, a way of thinking, a way of being. Coaching has matured into an invaluable profession fit for our times and this fourth edition of the most widely read coaching book takes it to the next frontier." - John Whitmore

"Overall, the newly written sections on leadership for high performance and transformation through transpersonal coaching really stand out. They are up-to-date and relevant. These pages make a significant challenge to the reader's mindset." — People Management

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857885354
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Edition description: 4th Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 112,429
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John Whitmore has received the President's Award from the International Coach Federation in recognition for his work in the coaching field. He consults and lectures widely on coaching and teamworking for business with Performance Consultants International (www.performanceconsultants.com). He has written five books on sports, leadership and coaching of which Coaching for Performance is the best known, having been translated into over 20 different languages.
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Table of Contents

THE PRINCIPLES OF COACHING What Is Coaching? The Manager as Coach The Nature of Change The Nature of Coaching Effective Questions The Sequence of Questioning Goal Setting What Is Reality? What Options Do You Have? What Will You Do? PART II: THE PRACTICE OF COACHING What Is Performance? Learning and Enjoyment Motivation and Self-Belief Coaching for Meaning and Purpose Feedback and Assessment The Development of a Team Coaching Teams Overcoming Barriers to Coaching The Multiple Benefits of Coaching PART III: LEADERSHIP FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE The Challenge to Leaders The Foundation of Leadership The Qualities of Leadership PART IV: TRANSFORMATION THROUGH TRANSPERSONAL COACHING Emotional Intelligence Tools of Transpersonal Psychology The Future Focus of Coaching
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Well written & easy to apply

    This book not only introduces you to an effective coaching method, it also gives opportunities for application of the theories. Great for both those new to coaching as well as anyone wanting to learn about GROW coaching.

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

    Well written and filled with practical exercises

    John Whitmore's Coaching for Performance book is light and well laid-out. The book is ideal for professionals wanting to take the next step in advancing their careers. Readers are guided through many areas from coaching principles to assessments to team building techniques.

    Each chapter suggested action steps that will enhance your performance, the performance of the coachee, and raise the profile of your business. John Whitmore offers great insight into the reasons why coaching to people strengths is so beneficial, backed up by sound ways to use proven techniques in applying the science of Coaching for Performance.

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