Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others

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Routledge, 2010 - Business & Economics - 223 pages
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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.

* New edition of a coaching classic—let James Flaherty guide you through the principles and practice of helping others to achieve their goals
* Theoretically rigorous, thought-provoking and practical—dissects the art and science of coaching and offers clear structures for implementing effective self-improvement and personnel development programs
* Revised and updated to include new material on the latest approaches, with a new chapter on communication and a new central case study running throughout the book
 

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Contents

1 The Foundation for Coaching
1
2 Basic Principles
15
3 The Flow of Coaching
31
4 The Coaching Relationship
39
5 Openings
51
6 Assessment Models
59
7 How Things Really Get Done
83
8 Enrollment
107
11 Getting in Condition for Change
157
Working with Ourselves
169
Conclusion
181
SelfObservations
183
Practices
193
Bibliography
205
About the Author
213
Index
215

9 Coaching Conversations
115
10 Stuck
151

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About the author (2010)

James Flaherty, founder of New Ventures West and co-founder of Integral Leadership, designs coaching courses and leads classes throughout North America, South Africa and Europe. He has coached top executives at many Fortune 500 companies and is a highly sought after speaker at meetings and conferences. Over the past two decades, James has led coaching and leadership courses involving thousands of people. His innovative approach to coaching, known as Integral Coaching, integrates recent discoveries in linguistics, developmental psychology, twentieth-century philosophy and biology into a widely-acclaimed, practical method of self-improvement and personnel development.

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