The CCL Handbook of Coaching: A Guide for the Leader Coach
Coaching is vital to developing talent in organizations, and it is an essential capability of effective leaders. The CCL Handbook of Coaching is based on a philosophy of leadership development that the Center for Creative Leadership has honed over thirty years with rigorous research and with long, rich experience in the practice of leadership coaching. The book uses a coaching framework to give a compass to leaders who are called to coach as a means of building sustainability and boosting performance in their organizations. The book explores the special considerations that leader coaches need to account for when coaching across differences and in special circumstances, describes advanced coaching techniques, and examines the systemic issues that arise when coaching moves from a one-to-one relationship to a developmental culture that embraces entire organizations.
The CCL Handbook of Coaching is filled with practical advice for applying a proven CCL coaching process, including information on coaching tools and techniques that leader coaches can use to facilitate learning. In this book, experienced CCL coaches and researchers explore some of the emergent thinking in the practice of coaching, which embraces both process and context issues, including coaching culture, integrated and blended solutions, teams, and contemporary theories about how adults, especially leaders, develop. The book also includes a library of classic CCL publications.
Whether coaching direct reports for their personal and professional development, or coaching peers at the most senior levels of the organization, leader coaches will find in this book an approach that is flexible, sensible, and effective. Senior HR managers who aspire to create a coaching culture in their organizations and professional coaches looking to integrate their practice with those initiatives can also draw from this impressive body of knowledge.