ISBN-10:
1506377807
ISBN-13:
9781506377803
Pub. Date:
08/25/2017
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Evoking Greatness: Coaching to Bring Out the Best in Educational Leaders / Edition 1

Evoking Greatness: Coaching to Bring Out the Best in Educational Leaders / Edition 1

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Overview

Discover coaching strategies to inspire greatness in any educational leader!

Centered on evocative coaching, a person-centered, no-fault, strengths-based coaching model, this book will equip those who coach educational leaders to host engaging and productive coaching conversations. Coaches who read this book will learn to LEAD: Listen, Empathize, Appreciate, and Design, as well as to discover:


  • Guidance for coaching leaders with specific questions, things to listen for, and ways to generate new ideas and motivation


  • Research-based theories that ground the strategies presented in each chapter


  • Real-life vignettes that illustrate the evocative coaching model in action


  • Reflection and discussion questions, templates, and other materials to scaffold the learning of coaches as they innovate their way forward

"Leadership coaching has arisen as a powerful intervention to support the professional learning of leaders. In this book Megan and Bob Tschannen-Moran invite us to see into their world of evocative coaching. They demonstrate how coaching conversations can lead to a flow of energy, enthusiasm and possibilities that bring out movement in people. The authors combine their theoretical knowledge with their experience as coaches, exemplified in wonderful stories and practical examples. As a coach myself I could not stop reading because I was so curious about the next chapter. The book is a great example of how high quality professional learning can enhance educational leaders' daily leadership practice. "

—Marit Aas, Associate Professor

University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506377803
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/25/2017
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Megan Tschannen-Moran (Ph.D., The Ohio State University) is a Professor of Educational Leadership at the William & Mary School of Education. Inspired by her fourteen years of experience as the founder and principal of a school serving primarily low-income and minority students in a distressed neighborhood of Chicago, she is motivated to work at the intersection of theory and practice so that schools grow in their capacity to serve all students well. The coaching model presented in this book sits squarely at that intersection. Megan’s scholarly research focuses on relationships of trust in school settings and how these are related to important outcomes such as the collective efficacy beliefs of a school faculty, teacher professionalism, and student achievement. Her book Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools (2nd Ed.) (2014) reports the experience of three principals and the consequences of their successes and failures to build trust. Another line of research explores school climate through the Vibrant School Scale that assesses the degree to which a school fosters enlivened minds, emboldened voice, and playful learning.


Bob Tschannen-Moran (M. Div., Yale University) served as the President of Life Trek Coaching International and as CEO of the Center for School Transformation (www.schooltransformation.com). Bob is a past-President of the International Association of Coaching (www.Certified Coach.org). He trained a s a business and life coach through Coach U, Coach Ville, Fast Track Coaching Academy, and Wellcoaches Corporation. He served on the faculty of the Wellcoaches Coach Training School and co-authored a Coaching Psychology Manual (2nd Ed) (2015) with Margaret Moore and Erika Jackson. His work on Skills and Performance Coaching is included in The Complete Handbook of Coaching (3rd Ed.) (2017, Sage Publications). Using a variety of strengths-based approaches, Bob has assisted many individuals and organizations, including schools, congregations, and corporations, to build positive relationships and to achieve positive results.


Table of Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
The Promise and Practice of Coaching
The Five Concerns of Coaching
The Dynamic Dance of Evocative Coaching
Why Evocative Coaching Works
Key Points in This Chapter
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
CHAPTER 2 COACHING PRESENCE
Evocative Coaching as a Way of Being
The Mindful Coach
Fostering Trust and Rapport
Holding the Coaching Space
Conveying Coaching Presence
Creative Energy Check-In
Coaching Presence in Lateral and Vertical Relationships
The First Coaching Session
Key Points in This Chapter
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
INTERLUDE: LOOP I: THE NO-FAULT TURN
CHAPTER 3 LISTENING FOR STORIES
The Story of Principal A and Principal B
The Power of Story
Evoking Coachable Stories
Attentive Listening
Imaginative Story Listening
Key Points in This Chapter
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
CHAPTER 4 EXPRESSING EMPATHY
Understanding Empathy
Leading With Heart
The Language of Compassion
The Golden Sigh
Key Points in This Chapter
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
INTERLUDE: LOOP II: THE STRENGTHS-BUILDING TURN
The Learning Brief
CHAPTER 5 APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY
The Principles of Appreciative Inquiry
SOAR: Illuminating the Best of What Is and What Might Be
SOARing Into the Future
Key Points in This Chapter
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
CHAPTER 6 DESIGN THINKING
Designing SMARTER Experiments
Choreographing the Coaching Dance
Key Points in This Chapter
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
CHAPTER 7 THE DYNAMIC FLOW OF CHANGE
Getting Into Flow
Rolling With Resistance
Honoring Ambivalence
Getting out of the Way
Coaching as a Catalyst for Systems Change
Key Points in This Chapter
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
CHAPTER 8 THE REFLECTIVE COACH
Coaching the Self
Hearing Our Own Story
Self-Empathy
Inquiring Into Our Own Professional Practice
Designing Our Own SMARTER Experiments
Professional Coaching Code of Ethics
Conclusion
Key Points in This Chapter
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
APPENDIX: EVOCATIVE COACHING PRINCIPLES, QUESTIONS, AND REFLECTIONS
REFERENCES
INDEX

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