Coaching for Action: A Report on Long-term Advising in a Program Context

Coaching for Action: A Report on Long-term Advising in a Program Context

by Victoria A. Guthrie

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ISBN-13: 9781604918526
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
Publication date: 03/24/1999
Pages: 58
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.16(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ....................................................................................................................... vii

Introduction .................................................................................................................1

Why Process Advisors Are Important to Development ...........................................2

The Center’s View of Development........................................................................2

What the Clients Wanted from Development Training...........................................3

Meeting the Challenge of Development.................................................................5

Creating the Process Advisor .....................................................................................6

Naming and Defining the Process Advisor.............................................................6

The Tasks of the Process Advisor...........................................................................8

The Tools of the Process Advisor............................................................................9

The Roles of the Process Advisor.........................................................................13

How to Be an Effective Process Advisor .................................................................17

The Three Keys of Effective Process Advisors.....................................................18

Developing Effective Process Advisors................................................................19

What We Have Learned About Process Advising ..................................................20

Process Advising Is Different from Executive Coaching.....................................20

Process Advising Requires Advisee Readiness.....................................................21

The Process Advisor Provides a Safe Environment..............................................22

The Process Advisor Must Understand the Advisee’s Situation...........................23

Process Advising Is Real-time Support.................................................................23

The Process Advisor Provides On-time Action Learning.....................................23

The Process Advisor Blends Candor and Belief in the Advisee...........................23

The Process Advisor Works with the Changes the Advisee Wants to Make.........24

Process Advising Makes the Most of the Advisor-Advisee Pairing.....................24

The Process Advisor Establishes Clear Expectations and a Framework..............25

Other Uses for Process Advising ..............................................................................26

To Nurture Developmental Relationships and Systems........................................26

To Maximize New Technologies...........................................................................27

To Support Strategic Goals...................................................................................27

To Set Action Plans or Development Plans..........................................................28

Is Process Advising Right for Your Organization? ................................................28

A Brief Exercise for Determining the Suitability of Process Advising.................30

Alternative and Adjunct Roles for Internal Long-term Advising.........................30

The Value of Process Advising.............................................................................32

References ..................................................................................................................33

Suggested Reading ....................................................................................................34

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