The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching: 50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 7, 2011 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
Leadership coaching has become vitally important to today?s most successful businesses. The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching is a landmark resource that presents a variety of perspectives and best practices from today?s top executive coaches. It provides valuable guidance on exactly what the best coaches are now doing to get the most out of leaders, for now and into the future. Revealing core philosophies, critical capabilities, and the secrets of coaching success, this one-of-a-kind guide includes essays from fifty top coaches, including Ken Blanchard and Frances Hesselbein. Packed with cutting-edge ideas and proven best practices, this is the definitive source of information for anyone dealing with coaching.
 

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"Coaching as an Industry is exploding. More and more coaches from every walk of life are starting to offer their services. This book is a culmination of a research sponsored by Linkage, Inc. Linkage is a global org. development company specialising in leadership development as well as leadership coaching. The Content's of this book are divided into four parts.
Part I includes a summation of what's considered the latest thinking on how to select the right coach with some best practices in partnering with coaches.
Part II dives in to five coaching categories. It does not include coaching within the functional fields such as Marketing or Finance. Instead, it focuses on Leadership aspects from strategic to changing individual behavior at the micro level.
Part III looks at the trends in building internal coaching systems with an essay on the issue of developing the capabilities of "The Leader as a Coach".
Part IV includes "The Coaching Almanac" with an analysis of trends, a macro view of the coaching market place and a discussion on the issue of "Return on Investments in Coaching".
In the process of finding the Top 50 Executive Coaches, the book builds in the limitation of choosing coaches that are currently in North America though admittedly there are fantastic coaches around the globe. Yet, all in all, based on the customers' first choice as speakers on executive coaching, Marshall Goldsmith, the co-editor does a brilliant job on the book. "
 

Contents

50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 1 The Coaching Landscape
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 2 Selecting the Right Coach
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 3 Creating a Powerful CoachCoachee Partnership
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 4 Coaching LeadersBehavioral Coaching
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 5 CareerLife Coaching
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 6 Coaching for Leadership Development
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 7 Coaching for Organizational Change
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 8 Strategy Coaching
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 9 Applying the Behavioral Coaching Model OrganizationWide
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 10 The Leader as Coach
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 11 Is Coaching Worth the Money? Assessing the ROI of Executive Coaching
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Chapter 12 Interpretative Data Whats Shaping the Coaching Marketplace
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Notes
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50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets Index
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HOWARD MORGAN is Managing Director of the Leadership Research Institute and is recognized globally as a top executive coach and leadership development expert.

PHIL HARKINS is President and CEO of Linkage, Inc., an international leadership and organizational development company. He is also an acknowledged expert and frequent author on the subjects of leadership, communication, and coaching.

MARSHALL GOLDSMITH is a world authority on helping successful leaders achieve positive, measurable change in behavior. He is the author or editor of eighteen books, including the bestselling The Leader of the Future.

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