Tales for Coaching: Using Stories and Metaphors with Individuals & Small Groups

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2001 - Business & Economics - 198 pages
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* Companion to the highly successful 'Tales for Trainers'
 

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Contents

Introducing Storytelling
7
Coaching and Storytelling
21
Finding and Using Stories in Coaching
35
Telling the Tale
49
Then Ill Begin
65
How to Use the Tales
67
Envisioning and Goal Setting
71
Midas and the Golden Touch
73
Belling the Cat
130
Two Caterpillars
132
Changing Course
133
Cable Cars
135
Trip to Vesuvius
137
Style
139
Empowerment
141
Not Ham Again
143

Look Before You
75
The 5tar Thrower
77
The Wise Fisherman
79
Let There be Light
82
The Spider
84
Arrows
86
In Which Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting
88
Golf Story
91
The Ignorant Thief
93
Problem Solving
95
The Gordian Knot
97
Tiger Teaching
98
The Prophet on Talking
100
Edison and the Light Bulb
102
Its Easy
104
Pandoras Box
107
The Devils Toolbox
109
Alice and the Croquet Ground
111
Look After the Pennies
113
David and Goliath
115
Refraining and Creativity
119
The Grand Canyon Story
121
Sour Grapes
123
Making a Spectacle
125
Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby
127
The Choice is Yours
145
The Processionary Caterpillars
148
The Elephant Story
150
Sticking to the Rules
152
Stamp Out Creativity
154
Empowerment Involves Risk
156
The FourMinute Mile
158
Seeing Through the Glasses
159
Walls
161
Success and SelfEsteem
163
I Like Your Socks
165
KNC Consulting
167
The Ugly Duckling
171
Did You Pass?
174
The Acorn Principle
176
The Hidden Gold
178
EnorMouse Moves On
180
Red Necks
182
The Firemens Rule
184
A Final Note
186
References and Further Reading
187
Useful Addresses and Contacts
190
Index
193
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Margaret Parkin - BiographyMargaret Parkin is as an internationally accomplished and highly-respected training and development consultant, best-selling author and executive coach. She is the author of three internationally best-selling books on business storytelling and organisational change, all published by Kogan Page.Margaret has over twenty years' experience in learning, development and organisational change. She is founder/Director of Success Stories with a developed world class reputation for innovative and transformational training and coaching. She holds a Masters degree in Education and is a Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). She has helped scores of organisations, managers and individuals to create their own unique success story. Her clients include: John Lewis Partnership, European Broadcasting Union, First Direct, Funkwerk IT (UK), The National Portrait Gallery, YFM Group, The Pensions Trust, The Musgrave Group and Twinings UKMargaret is also a popular, highly entertaining and engaging public speaker. She has addressed conferences, events and organisations around the world - including The American Society for Training and Development, BBC Preput conference (Budapest), La Caixa Bank (Barcelona) The Chartered Management Institute, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Institute of Leadership and Management. Her articles are regularly featured in professional journals, including People Management and Training Zone.She also tells lots of stories!Find out more about Margaret's work at www.success-stories.co.uk

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