Coaching in Organizations: Best Coaching Practices from the Ken Blanchard Companies / Edition 1

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Coaching in organizations has grown substantially over the past ten years, with businesses spending millions of dollars on coaching programs in the United States alone. Without a universal understanding of what coaching is, however, executive coaches and consultants may become frustrated with what appears to be little or no tangible results from their corporation's investment.

How can your company experience an "observable" return on investment through its coaching program? From The Ken Blanchard Companies, a leading global corporate training firm, comes a powerful guide designed to help executive coaches and managers implement programs that work for their organizations.

With Coaching in Organizations, your business can: Learn how to establish a top-quality "coaching climate", Support learning, achieve strategic objectives, and build up leadership development, Look at internal and external coaching and the roles and competencies of each, Put the right elements to work to get the most from your coaching program, Develop a coaching program that creates sustainability and ensures a real return on your organization's invested training dollars.

Written by two master certified business coaches and leaders in the business coaching field, Coaching in Organizations equips human resource and organizational development professionals, as well as beginning to expert coaches, with the tools and methodologies they need to help clients become more effective leaders within their organizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470125175
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.41 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Madeleine Homan, MCC, was a founder of the Blanchard Coaching business in 2000. A coach since 1989, Madeleine was a founding advisory board member and Senior Trainer for Coach University and a founding board member of the International Coach Federation, where she served for six years. She is the coauthor of Leverage Your Best, Ditch the Rest with Scott Blanchard and Coaching Essentials for Leaders with Linda Miller.

Linda J. Miller, MA, MCC, is a leader among organizational coaches and trainers. From 1997–2000, Linda helped launch Corporate Coach University's coaching business. Currently Linda is the Global Liaison for Coaching at The Ken Blanchard Companies, serving as an executive coach and interacting with clients to position coaching in their organizations. Linda coauthored Coaching Essentials for Leaders and delivers training seminars around the world.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Ken Blanchard.


Part I: The Basics of Organizational Coaching.

1. The History and Context of Coaching.

2. Creating a Coaching Climate in Your Organization.

3. Managing the Coaching Experience.

4. Measuring the Success of Coaching in Your Company.

Part II: Coaching Skills and Techniques.

5. The Coaching Process and Basic Coaching Skills.

6. Coaching to Support Learning.

7. Coaching for Performance.

8. Coaching for Leadership Development.

9. Team and Group Coaching.

10. Developing Master Coaching Skills.

Appendix I: Sample Coaching Participant Manual.

Appendix II: Sample Coaching Impact Report.


About the Authors.

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