#COACHING Tweet Book01: 140 Bite-Sized Insights on Making a Difference Through Coaching

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Happy About, Aug 19, 2011 - Business & Economics - 106 pages
Mentor...teacher...guide...friend...a coach is all of these, and more. "Sterling Lanier," author of "'#COACHING tweet Book01'," has decades of experience coaching CEOs and CEOs-in-the-wings, and knows that coaching is no secret or magical process. Rather it is the art of inspiring, encouraging and motivating people through active listening, by asking thoughtful and thought-provoking questions and helping to set ambitious but realistic goals and action plans. It is a journey of self discovery, as much for the coach as for the person being coached.

In the corporate world, a typical 'coaching' session consists of an annual manager or supervisor soliloquy in which the employee receives 'a mound of criticism sandwiched between two thin slices of praise.' Instead, as Sterling shares with us, coaching should consist of a series of frequent dialogs between employee and manager on the employee's goals, action plans, measurement milestones, alignment to corporate direction, and resources needed for improvement.

In "'#COACHING tweet Book01'," Sterling has distilled his practical experience into bite-sized insights on the power, practices and sheer joy of coaching. Individual sections cover coaching philosophy--coaching from the heart and being fully present in the moment--and coaching practices, which reveal the tools of the trade, including such subtleties as ensuring non-judgmental listening and peeling back the layers so that clients voice the hidden issues.

This little gem is written in the popular tweet format, which makes it easy to read but also, even more important, easy to immediately put to good use in your own work and life. As Sterling succinctly puts it, anyone can seize the opportunity to be a coach for someone--for a friend, a colleague, a business associate, even a family member or a child. "#COACHING tweet" sets you on the path to being a successful coach--here and now.

'#COACHING tweet Book01' is part of the THINKaha series whose 100-page books contain 140 well-thought-out quotes (tweets/ahas).

 

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Contents

Foreword by Mark Joyner
9
Being a Coach
11
Coaching Practices
33
Power Questions
75
Setting Goals
89
A Final Thought
99
About the Author
101
Other Books in the THINKaha Series
102
Back Cover
104
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Sterling Lanier is a CEO Group Chair for Vistage International, the world's leading CEO membership organization. He helps CEOs become better leaders, make better decisions, and achieve better results through leading monthly meetings for peer groups, individual coaching sessions and expert speaker workshops. Sterling has more than thirty years of CEO leadership and management accomplishments in specialty retailing, manufacturing, software, and financial services. Sterling became a Vistage Chair in 2000 and leads three Vistage groups. He is the author of 'Eating Your Way Through Tuscany & Umbria' and 'Italiane: A Student Reader with Parallel English Text.'

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