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

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Overview

Completely Revised 4th Edition of the 500,000 Copy Bestseller! 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 Good coaching is a skill that requires a depth of understanding and plenty of practice if it is to deliver its astonishing potential. This extensively revised and expanded new edition of Coaching for Performance clearly explains the principles of coaching and illustrates them with examples of high performance from business and sport. It continues to follow the GROW sequence (Goals, Reality, Options, Will) and clarifies the process and practice of coaching by describing what coaching really is, what it can be used for, when and how much it can be used, and who can use it well.
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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: 78,354
  • 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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