On Becoming a Leadership Coach
Author: Christine Wahl, Clarice Scriber, Beth Bloomfield
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
A guide for coaching leaders drawing on the curriculum of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program Drawing upon the curriculum of one of the premier coach training programs in the world, On Becoming a Leadership Coach focuses on coaching leaders in the context of the organizational systems within which they lead. Forty percent of this edition consists of new and revised material, including chapters on professional coaching, self-awareness, cultures in coaching, coaching relationships, behavioral practices, and grounded assessments.
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
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
There is one skill that separates a leader from all others. Do you have it? As a leader, the most significant role you can play is that of coach. As a coach to some of the country’s highest-profile executives, Daniel Harkavy has witnessed the transformation—both professional and personal—that comes when leaders utilize coaching to turn their paycheck-driven teams into vibrant and successful growth cultures. Since founding his company in 1996, Harkavy and his team have coached thousands and shared their knowledge by certifying Coaching Leaders across the country. Now he is sharing his proven strategy with you. Why become a Coaching Leader? Coaching makes developing people a high-payoff activity. It allows you to equip tomorrow’s leaders today. And it gives you the ability to improve performance while raising the quality of life inside and outside of the office. Your legacy as a leader will begin when you take your first steps toward becoming a Coaching Leader.
Advancing Executive Coaching
Author: Gina Hernez-Broome, Lisa A. Boyce
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Praise for Advancing Executive Coaching "Rich in content, this book is an impressive and varied review of the field of coaching from a notable assembly of authors. It is thought provoking yet practical, and represents an important contribution to a fast-moving field. A must read for anyone interested in executive coaching and all organizations that want to implement coaching " —Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and author of the New York Times best-sellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There "This excellent book on executive coaching takes the reader on an exciting journey of discovery and explores the link between practice and research. A great resource for HR professionals and coaches." —Professor Stephen Palmer, Ph.D., director of the Coaching Psychology Unit, City University, London, United Kingdom "If you are looking for a solid evidence-based book on leadership and executive coaching – look no further. From tools and techniques, to theoretical frameworks and practice advice on how to implement and measure leadership coaching – it's all here. A must-have for the novice and experienced executive coach alike. Enjoy!" —Anthony M. Grant, Ph.D., director, Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney "The book offers both tested strategies and techniques and an exploration of emerging issues and new directions." —Cindy McCauley, Ph.D., senior fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership "The editors have compiled an 'all-star' roster of authors who tackle issues from implementing and evaluating coaching programs to maximizing the effectiveness of individual coaching relationships. This book will be a must have for anyone interested in world-class executive coaching." —Kurt Kraiger, Ph.D., 2010 SIOP President, Professor and Director of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program at Colorado State University
Intended for courses on leadership, practicing managers, consultants, and practitioners, this approachable guide teaches readers about how to become a leader. By blending the real-world insights of business executive Al Bolea with tested research findings provided by leadership scholar Leanne Atwater, it effectively bridges theory and practice to outline powerful leadership behaviors. Based on Bolea’s original "J-Curve" model of leadership, the authors identify and describe nine essential elements for leadership mastery, including skills such as setting direction, creating key proceses, and nurturing behaviors. Each chapter pairs concrete narratives with succinct research synopses to show how to expand the potential of people and organizations. A unique, experiential text, Applied Leadership Development engages students with self-reflection and self-assessment exercises, and encourages them in their own development as future leaders.
Advances in Rugby Coaching
Author: Richard Light, John R. Evans, Stephen Harvey, Rémy Hassanin
Contemporary sports coaching studies have moved beyond simple biophysical approaches to more complex understandings of coaching as a set of social relationships and processes. This is the first book to examine what that means in the context of one major international sport, rugby union. Drawing on cutting-edge empirical research in the five most powerful rugby-playing nations, as well as developments in pedagogical and social theory, the book argues for an holistic approach to coaching, coach development and player and team performance, helping to close the gap between coaching theory and applied practice. With player-centered approaches to coaching, such as Game Sense and Teaching Games for Understanding, at the heart of the book, it covers key contemporary topics in coach education such as: Long term coach development Experience and culture in coaching practice Positive coaching for youth rugby Improving decision-making ability Collaborative action research in rugby coaching Informed by work with elite-level rugby coaches, and examining coaching practice in both the full and sevens versions of the game, this book encourages the reader to think critically about their own coaching practice and to consider innovative new approaches to player and coach development. It is essential reading for all students of sports coaching with an interest in rugby, and for any coach, manager or administrator looking to develop better programmes in coach education.
The Leadership Dojo
Author: Richard Strozzi-Heckler
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
History is filled with accounts of great leaders, but how did they become so? Written for emergent leaders in any endeavor, this new work from renowned consultant Richard Strozzi-Heckler offers a new approach to leadership. The first book of its kind to base business and management strength on integral body awareness, the book presents key principles such as shugyo, or self-cultivation, as crucial in developing the individual responsibility, social commitment, and moral and spiritual vision required to lead with authority and efficacy. The Leadership Dojo is based on three questions: What does a leader do? What are the character values most essential to exemplary leadership? How do you teach these values? Drawing on the wisdom of ages from Plato to the Bhagavad-Gita, from Thucydides to the Abidharma, the book asserts that understanding and answering these questions holds the key to superior leadership skills. Strozzi-Heckler teaches with real-world examples based on his wide experience training decision-makers at companies like AT&T and Microsoft. The book’s multifaceted approach helps readers establish a powerful Leadership Presence, a platform from which they can take ethical action with compassion and pragmatic wisdom.
Just Call Me John
Author: David J. Weeres
Publisher: North Star Pressof st Cloud
Practices are a little like a classroom you re teaching, says John Gagliardi. Since 1953, John, as head football coach at Saint John s University, has been teaching young men how to play winning football. His classroom has been the beautiful natural bowl of Clemens Stadium. His college teams have won 471 games, 63 more than those of his closest rival."
Hundreds of client-centered assessments, forms, and checklists as well as the essential marketing aids that every coach needs to build a successful practice Founded in 1988, Coach U, Inc., is the largest provider of online training for individuals interested in entering the fields of personal and professional coaching. Coach U, Inc., has educated more than ten thousand people, providing them the information, tools, and knowledge they need to successfully enter the fast-growing world of life, career, business, and corporate coaching. Coach U, Inc.'s unique approach to training encompasses the entire development of the professional coach. From the beginnings of becoming a coach, to all the ins-and-outs of growing a successful coaching practice, this program provides a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to learning how to become a strong, ethical, and dynamic leader in the coaching field. An all-in-one guide, Coach U's Essential Coaching Tools includes all of the materials a personal or executive coach needs to start and grow a successful coaching practice. This handy book and CD package includes both self- and client-assessment tools and worksheets/exercises to aid you in working effectively with your clients, as well as proven marketing and business development materials to help you get more clients and run a profitable coaching practice or provide superior coaching within an organization. Among these useful tools, you'll find: New client checklists, discussion and principles lists, success formulas, coaching mistakes to avoid, and many other helpful tools for coaching Record keeping and documentation forms to use in tracking your clients' personal information and billing information Worksheets, checklists, and sample materials to help market your practice A CD-ROM that contains all the materials in the book-fully customizable for your unique needs
Author: Catherine Fitzgerald, Jennifer Garvey Berger
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
As today's business leaders are rapidly discoveriong a true and trusted partner in the professionals pioneering the new frontier of executive coaching, Executive Coaching will lead the way as the first resource to bring together the theory and methods of this growing professional practice.
Be Your Own Coach
Author: Barbara Braham, Chris Wahl
Publisher: Crisp Pub Incorporated
This book will show you how to recognize opportunities for personal and professional growth, define commitments to yourself and keep them, develop greater self-confidence and self-awareness, and understand the power of your feelings, moods, and reactions. It is possible for you to develop your own approach to learning and excel without the benefit of a formal coach. By developing self-coaching skills, you will empower yourself by creating new possibilities for growth for yourself and your organization.
Author: James Flaherty
Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others is an insightful, thought-provoking guide that dissects the art and science of coaching. Beginning with theories, concepts and models, the book moves on to consider rigorous methods of practice and self-observation in a relationship of mutual trust, respect and freedom of expression. It will probe you to rethink how you relate to your clients and your staff, how you produce long-term excellent performance in yourself and how you can become more effective in helping others to achieve their goals This third edition includes a new chapter on communication and a new central case study that runs throughout the book to illustrate the impact of the themes and concepts discussed in the book. Coaching, 3rd edition is a rich learning resource guide for new and experienced coaches who want to challenge their methods of partnering with clients. It is also an inspiring guide for training managers and leaders, human resource development managers and general managers who want to develop their teams.
Author: Nancy J. Adler
The beautiful paintings and statements in Nancy's journal provoke reflection and give inspiration to every leader who is sensitive to capture the wisdom and translate it in his or her own language and vision for the future. An innovative piece of art in the leadership literature!--Danica Purg, CEO, IEDC Bled School of Management, Slovenia.
Praise for the first edition:"As interest in coaching grows, I think Flaherty's book will come to stand out as a definitive work."--Peter M. SengeCoaching: Evoking Excellence in Others proposes rigorous methods of practice and self-observation in a relationship of mutual trust, respect and freedom of expression. It will probe you to rethink and possibly undo how you relate to your clients, your partner, your staff, your friends, and how you produce long-term excellent performance in yourself. This 2nd edition includes new chapters on working with the body and what to do when we find ourse.