Coaching Leaders: Guiding People Who Guide Others / Edition 1by Daniel White
Pub. Date: 12/02/2005
While most executive coaches have a professional background in one of four areas of expertise?human resources and organizational development, career counseling, business at the executive level, or psychotherapythey have little formal training to prepare them for the ups and downs of leadership coaching. Coaching Leaders offers new and seasoned coaches a
While most executive coaches have a professional background in one of four areas of expertise?human resources and organizational development, career counseling, business at the executive level, or psychotherapythey have little formal training to prepare them for the ups and downs of leadership coaching. Coaching Leaders offers new and seasoned coaches a hands-on training manual that incorporates the valuable lessons, techniques, processes, and skills that will help them achieve the next level of coaching professionalism.
Coaching Leaders is written for coaches who are in the challenging position of working with leaders and helping them excel as the top executives and managers in their organizations. The book is filled with illustrative examples from Daniel White's practice as a successful executive coach. His clients' stories reveal the human drama of becoming a leader and explore the courageous and fascinating accomplishments these individuals have achieved in order to grow professionally. These stories also clearly show how a skilled coach adjusts to meet an individual client's personality and targeted challenge. Coaching Leaders includes a wide variety of effective coaching concepts and the information needed to guide leaders and help them maintain the motivation to change; battle anxiety, fear, and resistance; and achieve emotional intelligence.
Throughout Coaching Leaders White reveals the keys to becoming a successful coach and shows how to develop the skill, empathy, and insight that will put you on the road to coaching excellence.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith.
Part One: On Leaders and Leadership.
Chapter 1: Why Coach Leaders?
Chapter 2: What Is Leadership?
Part Two: The Practice of Coaching.
Chapter 3: The Nature of Coaching.
Chapter 4: The Process of Behavioral Change.
Chapter 5: The Phases of Change.
Chapter 6: Self-Knowledge.
Chapter 7: Motives for Change.
Chapter 8: Steps in the Coaching Process.
Chapter 9: Coaching Skills and Techniques.
Chapter 10: Coaching Perspectives.
Chapter 11: Forces That Interfere with Growth.
Chapter 12: The Timing of Learning and Change.
Part Three: Coaching Applications and Marketing.
Chapter 13: Distinctive Approaches to Coaching.
Chapter 14: Coaching Themes Familiar and Unique.
Chapter 15: The Business of Coaching.
Index of Cases.
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