Coaching Yourself to Leadership

Coaching Yourself to Leadership

by Ginny O'Brien
     
 

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What would happen if a respected business coach gave you a new model for leadership that could help you achieve the happiness, productivity and fulfillment at work you so desire? It would change your life.

That's exactly what author Ginny O'Brien has done. She's a certified business coach who draws on an approach she's used successfully for years in her

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What would happen if a respected business coach gave you a new model for leadership that could help you achieve the happiness, productivity and fulfillment at work you so desire? It would change your life.

That's exactly what author Ginny O'Brien has done. She's a certified business coach who draws on an approach she's used successfully for years in her practice to develop effective leaders. It integrates competencies from three domains of leadership-self, work and others-and emphasizes both masculine and feminine elements of strength.

O'Brien's themes-be authentic, visionary, emotionally intelligent, an assertive communicator and connected to others through relationships and alliances-are covered in-depth in separate chapters. Exercises, tools and specific guidance are also provided to help you turn the information presented into everyday practices.

The purpose of the book is not to help you become the next Jack Welch-being a great leader doesn't mean you have to get to the top. Rather, it is to provide you with practices and techniques that will transform you into a more positive, authentic leader who can make work better for yourself and those you currently lead.

Sample topics:
* Identifying values: Getting to the core of you
* The dilemma of defensive behaviors
* Leadership and parenting: The same skill set
* Dealing with people you don't respect
* Assertive vs aggressive
* Passive-aggressive communicators: The Alienators
* The art of asking powerful questions
* Managing your fear
* The problem with delegating perfection

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Editorial Reviews

Gail McMeekan
Ginny has created an excellent self-study guidebook illustrating the essential ingredients of leadership savvy and advancement. Her 5-part skill model outlines the necessary change process to achieve improvement and mastery. Spiced with practical case examples and provocative coaching exercises, this book is a valuable tool for today's leaders who must take responsibility for their own professional development.
Lynn Robinson
In Coaching Yourself to Leadership, Ginny O'Brien takes a fresh look at what it takes to be a truly effective leader. She believes that "leadership develops internally with a deep understanding of self, but blossoms externally from knowing how to empathize, engage and communicate with others." If you aspire to leadership, or simply want to understand it better, you owe it to yourself to read this important book on a critical subject.
Sydney Rice
Ginny has done it again! Coaching Yourself to Leadership: Five Key Strategies for Becoming an Integrated Leader is a highly readable, well organized window into what it really takes to become a leader in today's economy. No pat formulas here. Just wise suggestions, great exercises and lots of practical knowledge gleaned from a rich background of excellent research and many years of successfully coaching her clients. This book goes straight into my library - our coaching clients are going to love
Tami Brady
This book looks at leadership from a "feminine" perspective... is unique ... definitely worth a read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874258691
Publisher:
Human Resource Development Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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