Positive Provocation: 25 Questions to Elevate Your Coaching Practice

Positive Provocation: 25 Questions to Elevate Your Coaching Practice

by Robert Biswas-Diener
Positive Provocation: 25 Questions to Elevate Your Coaching Practice

Positive Provocation: 25 Questions to Elevate Your Coaching Practice

by Robert Biswas-Diener

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Overview

Hone your skills and strengthen your practice with this series of twenty-five fresh and provocative questions for reflection that challenge the conventional wisdom in the coaching profession.

Like any established profession, coaching is full of unexamined assumptions. These need to be regularly questioned and tested to keep the profession vital and valuable. Coaches need to engage in the same kind of scrutiny and self-examination that offers such powerful benefits to their clients.

In Positive Provocation, coaching thought leader Robert Biswas-Diener asks a series of twenty-five provocative and sometimes playful questions that take a fresh look at some of coaching’s most cherished beliefs. What if coaches had agendas? Why are ethics so boring? What’s so great about interrupting? Can we trust eureka moments? What if we used less empathy?

This is not an attack on the coaching profession—Biswas-Diener writes with a light, conversational, and often humorous touch. These are positive provocations, meant to stimulate your curiosity, engage you with the latest research, and invite you to see your practice with new eyes.

Biswas-Diener covers philosophies of coaching, communicating with clients, common coaching concepts, coaching interventions, and a big final provocation: should coaching be informed by science? This book will give you a richer understanding of the coaching process, make you more articulate about your own beliefs, and allow you to feel more engaged with the craft.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523003938
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: 06/20/2023
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 459,236
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is a leading authority in Positive Psychology on strengths, culture, courage, and happiness and known for his pioneering work in the application of positive psychology to coaching. He is known as the “Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology” because he has researched happiness and other positive topics with groups such as the Amish, the Inuit, and the Maasai. Robert has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed academic articles and chapters, two of which are “citation classics” (cited more than 1,000 times each) and has authored seven books, including The Courage Quotient, the 2007 PROSE Award winner, Happiness, and The Upside of Your Dark Side.
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