Coaching Models A Cultural Perspective

Author: Diane Lennard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135965803
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"In addition to providing an extensive analysis of strategies for changing performance and the factors that can impact coaching effectiveness, this book offers what may be a unique value: instead of promoting one approach as the best, Dr. Lennard guides readers through a highly customized process of developing our own individualized coaching model. As a result of the book's thought-provoking activities, I strengthened my own sense of personal authenticity and saw new ways to coach and collaborate fully with employees who may have very different perspectives." — Tita Theodora Beal, Learning & Development, Pfizer, Inc. "This is a wise book. The essential take-away is simple and profound. Develop, refine, and apply your own (as in ownership) personalized coaching model. Much is provided; nothing is imposed. Readers are invited to reflect on unique and defining experiences, strengths, values, perspectives and style and to begin creating their own ‘work in progress.’ Coaching Models will be a compelling read for experienced coaches and new coach practitioners alike." — Bethene LeMahieu, Ed.D.; Professional Coach and Conversation Conservationist Coaching Models: A Cultural Perspective encourages and assists students and practitioners of business coaching to develop and apply their own coaching models. The entire field of coaching will benefit from having coaches who use their models to continually improve their practice. The first part of this book presents the model development process by looking at the relationship among culture, beliefs, and behavior in the coaching context. It explains the importance of identifying cultural factors that influence the way coaches approach coaching interactions, and their coaching models. The second section provides coaches with information and strategies for developing personalized coaching models, applying them to specific contexts, and reflecting on their interactions to refine their core coaching practices. The third part describes the evolution of the author’s own coaching model—the Performance Coaching Model—and illustrates how one coach incorporates unique perspectives and sets of skills, knowledge, and experience in her coaching practice.

Values and Ethics in Coaching

Author: Ioanna Iordanou
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987296
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first complete guide to exploring values and ethics in coaching, this book will guide you through the responsibilities of coaching practice, and help you recognize and reconcile common ethical dilemmas and choices. Part I explores the theory and research underpinning ethical coaching practice, and invites you to examine own personal and professional values. Part II delves into the key ethical considerations in the coaching relationship, including contracting, confidentiality and understanding boundaries. It explores each issue in depth, and offers implications and suggestions for practice. Part III examines individual professional contexts, including coaching in business, sports and healthcare with real life examples and reflections from practising coaches. This book is vital reading for trainee and practitioner coaches, and those looking to introduce ethical coaching practice into a professional setting.

Coaching for Change

Author: John L. Bennett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136496009
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Current research indicates that approximately 70% of all organizational change initiatives fail. This includes mergers and acquisitions, introductions of new technologies, and changes in business processes. Leadership is critical in initiating, driving and sustaining change to produce business results, and executive coaching is the best way to support leaders at all levels. Coaching for Change introduces a model for executive coaching that provides the tools and resources to support leaders in driving organization change. In this book, a number of coaching and change models are explored with the goal of integrating them into a framework that can be applied to the individual, team or organization. Bennett and Bush explain the theories behind both coaching and change, and include practical sections on developing coaching skills. A companion website supports this book as a learning tool, featuring a curriculum, instructor guides, powerpoint presentations and more. Coaching for Change is a valuable book for students in coaching, change management or organizational development courses, as well as professionals who want to develop their skills to drive successful change within their organizations.

Strategic Communication at Work

Author: Diane Lennard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351863096
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Strategic Communication at Work provides the reader with a practical approach to engaging in all types of communication—one-on-one, small group, and large group—to achieve intended results. The framework presented enables readers to make informed decisions that increase the effectiveness of their communication and enhance their credibility. Lennard presents the IMPACT Paradigm—Intending, Messaging, Presence, Attending, Connecting, and Together—in the first part of the book explaining the benefits of using a single framework for all strategic communication. The second part illustrates how to apply these principles and approach interactions with a purposeful mindset, express ideas congruently, and connect with others. The third part offers curated exercises for practicing communication skills, along with specific ways to integrate the paradigm into everyday communication interactions. The text’s clear and practical approach will appeal to graduate students of business communication, as well as instructors and professionals interested in improving their communication skills.

The Psychology of Executive Coaching

Author: Bruce Peltier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113584982X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Coaching has become an important way for psychotherapists and other mental health professionals to adapt their skills to a changing environment. This book provides a comprehensive translation of psychotherapy theory and skills for the would-be executive coach.

Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart

Author: Mary Beth A. O'Neill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118047249
Format: PDF
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Praise for Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart "In this book, O'Neill brings form and structure to the art of executive coaching. Novices are provided a path while seasoned practitioners will find affirmation." —Daryl R. Conner, CEO and president, ODR-USA, Inc. "Mary Beth O'Neill's executive coaching gave me the tools and clarity to become a far more effective leader and change agent. The bottom line was that we succeeded with a monumental organizational turnaround that had seemed impossible to accomplish." —Eric Stevens, former CEO, Courage Center "O'Neill writes in a way that allows you to see this experienced coach in action. What a wonderful way to learn!" —Geoff Bellman, consultant and author, The Consultant's Calling "Mary Beth brings a keen business focus to coaching by not just contributing insights but through helping me and my team gain the insights that we need to solve our own problems. She has the ability to see through the sometimes chaotic dialogue and personalities in order to help a team focus on the real issues and dynamics that can impede organizations from achieving their goals." —John C. Nicol, general manager, MSN Media Network "Effective leaders require courage, compassion, and initiative. O'Neill's systems-based coaching serves as a guide for both coaches and executives to better enable good decisions and good decision-makers." —Paul D. Purcell, president, Beacon Development Group "With Mary Beth O'Neill's coaching, I've become the kind of leader who balances both the needs to get results and to develop great working relationships. Since I started working with her, I've won accolades as the Top Innovator for my company, and as Professional of the Year for my industry. More important, I've been able to scope my job in a way that allows me to learn and contribute at the same time, all the while delivering great results to the bottom line." —Lynann Bradbury, vice president, Waggener Edstrom

Excellence in Coaching

Author: Jonathan Passmore
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749446376
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Excellence in Coaching presents cutting-edge thinking in the field of workplace coaching. Leading practitioners in the field, including Sir John Whitmore (author of the bestselling Coaching for Performance) and Cary Cooper (author of Shut Up and Listen), offer a breadth of perspectives and insights into the range of coaching disciplines. This comprehensive industry guide enables coaches to achieve personal excellence with a groundbreaking collection of best-practice material covering: setting up and running your coaching practice; transpersonal coaching; behavioural coaching - the GROW model; integrative coaching; solution-focused coaching; intercultural coaching; cognitive behavioural coaching; coaching and stress; NLP coaching; coaching ethics. Excellence in Coaching is essential reading for practising coaches as well as for anyone studying coaching through the ILM, coaching training, a Master's course, or more generally as part of a psychology or business degree. If you only have one coaching book on your shelf, this is the one to have. Includes contributions from: John Whitmore Carol Wilson Katherine Tulpa Graham Alexander Michael Neenan Alex Szabo Ian McDermott Dr Anthony M Grant Philippe Rosiniski María Alicia Peña Cary L Cooper Geoffrey Abbott Allard de Jong Dr Peter Hawkins Frank Bresser Hetty Einzig Published with the Association for Coaching Promoting excellence & ethics in coaching The Association for Coaching is an independent, non-profit professional body whose aim is to promote best practice and to raise the awareness and standards of coaching while providing value-added benefits to its members - whether they are professional coaches or organizations involved in coaching. Find out more at www.associationforcoaching.com.

The Art of Coaching

Author: Jenny Bird
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317486056
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Art of Coaching is a book to shift thinking and open up new possibilities, to stimulate fresh insight, to adapt to your needs as a coach or manager and to use creatively in practice. Written by two experienced, highly qualified international coaches and supervisors, this creative book offers ideas to use across the range of coaching contexts including leadership, decision making, change and supervision. Combining brand-new, original diagrams with classic models from the learning development and management fields, Jenny Bird and Sarah Gornall have a created a valuable resource for quick reference, instant accessibility and fast learning, built on a strong theoretical base. Each model in the book is explained with a clear, accessible diagram and a simple guide to what it is, how it works and how to put it into action. The text is full of inspiration for applications of the ideas in scenarios based on real coaching practice. The Art of Coaching will be an invaluable companion for coaches looking for new ways of developing awareness with clients, coaching students and trainees, coach supervisors, learning and development professionals and those working in human resource departments.

The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching

Author: Pamela McLean
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111823507X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Praise for The Completely Revised HANDBOOK OF COACHING "Pam McLean has written a jewel of a book. Its straightforward, easy-to-read style lays out an elegantly simple, effective, and agile coaching methodology. This will become a well-used ('dog-eared,' in the days before e-books) guidebook for both the new and the seasoned coach." —MARY BETH O'NEILL, author, Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart "A welcome and comprehensive update of the original Handbook, this theoretically grounded, yet highly practical book presents important integrative coaching models that deal with complex coaching issues in an easy-to-read way. This book will be of use to novices and experienced coaches alike." —ANTHONY M. GRANT Ph.D., coauthor, Evidence Based Coaching Handbook; faculty, University of Sydney "I love this book. Pam McLean offers the most comprehensive and clear explanation of use of self—why it is important and where we need to focus our attention—that I have ever read. In addition, she describes the robust Hudson coaching methodology clearly with lots of examples and always links theory to practice." —RICK MAURER, author, Beyond the Wall of Resistance; faculty, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland "The new Handbook of Coaching is intellectually satisfying and pragmatically rich, a tour-de-force grounded in a thorough exploration of adult development and coaching models. This major rework of Hudson's classic offers practitioners extensive guidance on coach methodology, the system dynamics of change, and the crucial use of self. Leadership coaches at any level will find this an invaluable resource." —DOUG SILSBEE, author, Presence-Based Coaching "With an emphasis on thoroughly understanding one's self as a coach and supporting one's clients to understand themselves, as well as their contexts, Pam's book is very resourceful both practically and conceptually. Her very current real-life examples are insightful and useful." —EDIE SEASHORE, M.A., author, Triple Impact Coaching