The Coaching Habit

Author: Michael Bungay Stanier
Publisher: Box of Crayons Press
ISBN: 0978440749
Format: PDF, Docs
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Coaching is an essential skill for leaders. But for most busy, overworked managers, coaching employees is done badly, or not at all. They're just too busy, and it's too hard to change. But what if managers could coach their people in 10 minutes or less? In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Coaching is an art and it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer, or unleash a solution. Giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. It can also mean unlearning our ''fix it'' habits. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and support. And, he guides us through the tricky part - how to take this new information and turn it into habits and a daily practice. -Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how---by saying less and asking more--you can develop coaching methods that produce great results. - Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question - Stay on track during any interaction with The AWE Question - Save hours of time for yourself with The Lazy Question, and hours of time for others with The Strategic Question - Get to the heart of any interpersonal or external challenge with The Focus Question and The Foundation Question - Finally, ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question A fresh, innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turn practical advice into practiced habits. Dynamic question-and-answer sections help identify old habits and kick-start new behaviour, making sure you get the most out of all seven chapters. Witty and conversational, The Coaching Habit takes your work--and your workplace--from good to great.

Summary of the Coaching Habit Say Less Ask More and Change the Way You Lead Fore

Author: Sunny Akins
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533565037
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It is common knowledge that to have a truly efficient working unit (to do less work and have more impact), leaders need to provide adequate training for their subordinates and co-workers. Research has shown that out of the six important leadership skills, coaching is the most important but least practiced. This book aims to explain in detail how using questions will help you make your employees less dependent and how the right questions will help you turn every meeting into a learning session. The main book is written by "Michael Bungay Stanier" but has been summarized and well simplified for Smart Readers. This is a well summarized book that makes you grab all the major concepts in the main book in about 30 minutes of reading time.

Do More Great Work

Author: Michael Bungay Stanier
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761156445
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An inspiration book uses 12 short, visual exercises called "Maps" that provoke thought and help the reader to figure out how to do more "great work," the type of creative work that moves a business forward. Original.

A Manager s Guide to Coaching

Author: Brian Emerson
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814410813
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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To stay on top, companies need to do more than just tread water—they need to grow. And that means that their employees need to develop and improve their skills at the same pace. More than ever, managers are being encouraged to improve employee performance through effective coaching, but so few of them have the time—or the knowledge—it takes to do it successfully. Brian Emerson and Ann Loehr have spent years showing some of the country’s top companies how to develop their most promising employees. Now in this helpful manual they guide managers through every step of the coaching process, from problem solving to developing accountability. Readers will discover: the top 10 tips every manager should know before he starts to coach • how to handle difficult conversations, conflicting priorities, and problem team members • how to hold follow-up meetings after goals and priorities have been set • sample questions they can adapt to various situations • examples of common problems and how they can use coaching to address them. Clear, practical and straightforward, this is an invaluable tool that will help all leaders coach employees, colleagues, and themselves to excellence.

Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Workplace

Author: Jackie Arnold
Publisher: How To Books
ISBN: 1845285662
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides instruction on the requirements for the Institute of Leadership and Management coaching & mentoring qualifications levels 5-7. As a leader, senior manager or executive, you are often required to act as a coach or mentor for your staff. This book will enable you to set up coaching programmes that can make a significant difference to staff retention and motivation. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to encourage your staff to grow so that you can get on with your own essential leadership role. In this book you'll discover how to: - become an effective leader and coach *distinguish between coaching and mentoring - establish the right coaching climate *develop effective communication skills - set up the first coaching session *present a business case for coaching ...and much more. You'll also find out the various coaching models available and equip yourself with useful tools and exercises that you can employ in your coaching sessions. Contents: List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. What is Coaching?; 2. Become an effective leader and coach; 3. Internal and external coaching; 4. The differences between coaching and mentoring; 5. Establishing the right climate; 6. Coaching Models; 7. Coaching tools and exercises; 8. Effective communication skills; 9. Analysing comminications to indentify meaning; 10. Respecting others' worldviews and motivating your coachees; 11. Overcoming barriers to coaching and mentoring; 12. Understanding the role of power and authority; 13. Setting up the first session; 14. Presenting a business case for coaching; 15. Coaching supervision and super-vision; 16. Co-Coaching and team coaching; 17. Organisational approaches to coaching; Appendix 1: Sample forms and competences; Appendix 2: Controlling costs; Appendix 3: Case studies and evidence to support the value of coaching; Useful resources; Index

Speaking As a Leader

Author: Judith Humphrey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118141016
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Outlines a four-step speaking model as demonstrated by a leading communications coach, providing coverage of such topics as structuring thoughts and messages clearly, listening effectively and avoiding practices that cannot retain an audience's attention.

Helping

Author: Edgar H. Schein
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458777464
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Helping is a fundamental human activity, but it can also be a frustrating one. All too often, to our bewilderment, our sincere offers of help are resented, resisted, or refused - and we often react the same way when people try to help us. Why is it so difficult to provide or accept help? How can we make the whole process easier? Many different words are used for helping: assisting, aiding, advising, care giving, coaching, consulting, counseling, guiding, mentoring, supporting, teaching, and many more. In this seminal book on the topic, corporate culture and organizational development guru Ed Schein analyzes the social and psychological dynamics common to all types of helping relationships, explains why help is often not helpful, and shows what any would-be helpers must do to ensure that their assistance is both welcomed and genuinely useful. The moment of asking for and offering help is a delicate and complex one, fraught with inequities and ambiguities. Schein helps us navigate that moment so we avoid potential pitfalls, mitigate power imbalances, and establish a solid foundation of trust. He identifies three roles a helper can play, explaining which one is nearly always the best starting point if we are to provide truly effective help. So that readers can determine exactly what kind of help is needed, he describes an inquiry process that puts the helper and the client on an equal footing, encouraging the client to open up and engage and giving the helper much better information to work with. And he shows how these techniques can be applied to teamwork and to organizational leadership. Illustrated with examples from many types of relationships - husbands and wives, doctors and patients, consultants and clients - Helping is a concise, definitive analysis of what it takes to establish successful, mutually satisfying helping relationships.

Playing to Win

Author: Alan G. Lafley
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 142218739X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explains how companies must pinpoint business strategies to a few critically important choices, identifying common blunders while outlining simple exercises and questions that can guide day-to-day and long-term decisions.

Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart

Author: Mary Beth A. O'Neill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118047249
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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