Opening the Door to Coaching Conversations

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Corwin Press, May 16, 2012 - Education - 184 pages

What does coach leadership look like in action?

Effective leaders help others learn to resolve issues. This companion and follow-up book to Coaching Conversations brings the coaching style of leadership to life with stories of real people, facing real problems, who use coaching skills to empower their staff. Each chapter deals with a challenging leadership area and includes space for personal reflection, questions, and next steps. Topics covered include:

  • Core values
  • Building trust and community
  • High expectations
  • School turnaround
  • Garnering genuine buy-in
  • Difficult conversations
  • Accountability
  • Balancing personal and professional commitments
 

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Contents

WHAT IS A COACHING CONVERSATION?
1
Defining a Coaching Conversation
5
The Four Essential Skills for Holding Coaching Conversations
6
Paraphrasing
7
Reflective Feedback
9
CoachLeader ManFeeding the Hunger
12
Coaching Insights
13
Final Thoughts
14
Coaching Insights
71
ENGAGING IN DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
75
Moving Staff Up or Out
77
Coaching Insights
78
A Closer Look
79
Coaching Insights
80
A Marginal Teacher Spurs the Evolution of a CoachLeader
81
Coaching Insights
82

DISCOVERING AND USING YOUR CORE VALUES
17
From Terminator to Hope Builder
19
Coaching Insights
20
Coaching Insights
21
Courage at the Core
22
Coaching Insights
23
Leading With Your Core Values
24
Coaching Insights
26
BUILDING TRUST AND COMMUNITY
29
Better Late Than Never
30
Coaching Insights
32
Language Matters
33
Coaching Insights
34
The Safest Haven
35
Coaching Insights
36
From Parent Intrusion to Parent Involvement
37
Coaching Insights
39
HOLDING UP HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL
41
Finding Your Leadership Voice
42
Coaching Insights
44
Being Contagious Makes You Better
45
Coaching Insights
46
Turning Around a Failing School
47
Coaching Insights
48
CHANGING HOW WE CHANGE
51
I Want to But
52
The Crucial Aha Moment
54
Coaching Insights
55
Changing a Relationship Through Language
56
Coaching Insights
58
Acting Out My FutureLife Is Just a Performance
59
Coaching Insights
60
GETTING GENUINE BUYIN FRAMING EXPECTATIONS TO SUPPORT CHANGE
63
Reflected Glory
64
Coaching Insights
65
Scoring With the Music Teacher
66
Coaching Insights
68
Its in the Details
69
Change Happens One by One
70
Facing Our Dragons
83
Coaching Insights
85
CHANGING BLAMERS INTO BELIEVERS
89
Softening Discipline at the Edges
90
Coaching Insights
91
Caught in the Middle
92
Coaching Insights
93
Nobody at This School Gets Me
94
Coaching Insights
96
EVERYONE IS ACCOUNTABLE
99
Monkey Collector
100
Coaching Insights
101
Whose ProblemWhose Solution?
103
Coaching Insights
104
Just Call Me Mom
105
Coaching Insights
106
Middle School Under Attack
107
Coaching Insights
108
BALANCING PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENTS
111
Sitting on a Seesaw
113
Coaching Insights
114
The 180Degree Turnaround
115
Coaching Insights
116
Reframing Balance
117
Coaching Insights
119
Coaching Insights
121
NAVIGATING SUCCESSFUL LIFE TRANSITIONS
123
Rewiring
124
Coaching Insights
126
I Feel Like a Failure
127
Coaching Insights
128
Investing in the Next Steps
129
Coaching Insights
130
TAKING UP THE CHALLENGE HOW READY ARE YOU TO BECOME A COACHLEADER?
133
POWERFUL QUESTIONSOPENENDED QUESTIONS SHOWING POSITIVE INTENT
137
REFERENCES
141
INDEX
143
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About the author (2012)

Consulting Description


Linda Gross Cheliotes has over 38 years of successful educational experience, including fourteen years as a school administrator. As principal, she transformed her underperforming school to a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. She was named a National Distinguished Principal in 2002 and holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership.

For the past two years, Dr. Gross has been a coach and trainer with Coaching for Results, Inc, a national consortium of school leadership coaches. She is a founding member and coach for NAESP’s principal mentor certification program. Dr. Gross currently works with the New York City Council of School Administrators’ Educational Leadership Institute, providing professional development for assistant principals who aspire to become principals. She has presented numerous professional development programs at the national, state, and local levels.

Dr. Gross is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

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Marceta Reilly, PhD, has 42 years of experience in education, moving from teacher to principal to school superintendent in Kansas. Her vision and passion were to create schools that were welcoming to students and families, and centers of learning and success for the entire community.

Dr. Reilly is now a leadership coach and has the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation. She is a founding member of Coaching for Results, Inc., and dedicated to partnering with school leaders who are doing transformational work. She uses coaching conversations to help her clients gain insight and confidence, and she helps build their capacity to be extraordinary leaders, based on their individual, innate strengths.

Dr. Reilly regularly conducts workshops about coaching conversations. She is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences, and has been invited to present these ideas to audiences in China (2007) and India (2009).

Learn more at http://marcetareilly.com/leadership-that-inspires.

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