Coaching Leaders: Guiding People Who Guide Others / Edition 1

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Overview

While most executive coaches have a professional background in oneof four areas of expertise?—human resources and organizationaldevelopment, career counseling, business at the executive level, orpsychotherapy—they have little formal training to prepare themfor the ups and downs of leadership coaching. Coaching Leadersoffers new and seasoned coaches a hands-on training manual thatincorporates the valuable lessons, techniques, processes, andskills that will help them achieve the next level of coachingprofessionalism.

Coaching Leaders is written for coaches who are in thechallenging position of working with leaders and helping them excelas the top executives and managers in their organizations. The bookis filled with illustrative examples from Daniel White's practiceas a successful executive coach. His clients' stories reveal thehuman drama of becoming a leader and explore the courageous andfascinating accomplishments these individuals have achieved inorder to grow professionally. These stories also clearly show how askilled coach adjusts to meet an individual client's personalityand targeted challenge. Coaching Leaders includes a wide variety ofeffective coaching concepts and the information needed to guideleaders and help them maintain the motivation to change; battleanxiety, fear, and resistance; and achieve emotionalintelligence.

Throughout Coaching Leaders White reveals the keys to becoming asuccessful coach and shows how to develop the skill, empathy, andinsight that will put you on the road to coaching excellence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787977146
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/2/2005
  • Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series , #221
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel White is the managing director of Discovery Consulting, a firm specializing in coaching and training leaders. He also leads a training group for new coaches and founded a learning group for senior coaches.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Author.

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 andMarketing.

Chapter 13: Distinctive Approaches to Coaching.

Chapter 14: Coaching Themes Familiar and Unique.

Chapter 15: The Business of Coaching.

Bibliography.

Index of Cases.

Index.

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