Your Coach (in a Book): Mastering the Trickiest Leadership, Business, and Career Challenges You Will Ever Face

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 24, 2004 - Business & Economics - 254 pages
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Coaching has proven to be one of the most power and effective ways for leaders to develop and improve their performance. Yet working one-on-one with a coach is not always possible. If you want the experience of masterful coaching, Your Coach (In a Book) provides a time-efficient and affordable solution. Based on the authors’ highly successful Masterful Coaching approach, Your Coach (In a Book) is designed to help you master your trickiest leadership, business, and career challenges. Throughout, master-level coaches Robert Hargrove and Michel Renaud engage the reader in a “coaching conversation” about your most important goals, pivotal decisions, bothersome issues, and dilemmas. Your Coach (In A Book) simulates the experience of working with a personal coach. drawing on thousands of hours of coaching conversations. It gives you the insights you need to set aspirational goals, master the corporate chessboard, and create new openings for action where you are stuck or ineffective.
 

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Once they get past the authors' rah-rah style and their extravagant claim that their coaching method can change the world, corporate leaders will find a wealth of practical advice on how to advance ... Read full review

Contents

Democratizing Coaching
1
Whats the Opportunity in Coaching for You?
8
Your Extraordinary Business Challenge
23
Declare an Impossible FutureThat Captures
39
Face RealityIdentify Whats Missing That
46
Create a Source DocumentVision Major
53
Get Everyone to Formulate a Significant Business
62
Desperate to Break Out of the NoGrowth
69
Take an A Player in Every JobCoach Bs Redeploy
144
Stop Being a Victim of Your CalendarStart
151
Get Ready for Big Meetings Like a Championship
159
Your Extraordinary Career Challenge
167
Do You Have a Burning Ambition?Seize
177
Network to Match Your AmbitionPower Comes
183
Sourcing a Powerful Relationship with Your
190
Create an Extraordinary Career in a Turbulent
197

Looking to Get a Chunk of Capital at Your Next
77
Create Customers Who Brag About YouShift
84
Your Extraordinary
91
Be an Extraordinary LeaderRecognize That Your
107
Stand for SomethingLeadership Arises
114
Get Your Grand Design Over the LineVision
121
Become a Master PoliticianThe Art of Politics
127
How to Lead When You
137
Dealing With DerailersShine Your Light Manage
205
Theres a Conversation Out There About
211
Beat BurnoutGet to the Source of Frustration First
218
Fed Up with Your Job? Take the Go to America
225
Notes
231
Acknowledgments
241
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Robert Hargrove is chairman of Masterful Coaching, Inc., of Brookline, Massachusetts, and a former director of the Harvard Leadership Research Project. Hargrove focuses on inspiring and empowering executive leaders in business, government, and nonprofit sectors to make a difference in their world. He is the author of Masterful Coaching (from Jossey-Bass), Mastering the Art of Creative Collaboration, E-Leader, and other books.
Michel Renaud is a senior partner in Masterful Coaching, Inc. He is the mastermind behind the acclaimed "Action Coaching" program, which is for people in groups.

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