"This is a book by experienced coaches. . . . As useful to the experienced coach as it is to the novice, it's a book worth owning!" —William Bridges, author, Managing Transitions and Creating You & Co
"Coaching for Leadership is an exceptional work on a vital subject in today's business environment that you don't want to miss." —Elmer B. Harris, president and CEO, Alabama Power Company
"This new book is a must-read for CEOs and top human resources and executive development managers. It tells how to use the hottest new techniques in preparing executives for today's business challenges." —D. Quinn Mills, professor of business administration, Harvard Business School, author, The New Competitors, Rebirth of the Corporation, and The GEM Principle.
"A thorough exploration of coaching and mentoring." (Ambassador, December 2000)
"When I opened the book I wanted to ring my colleagues and tell them, buy it! All the coaching models and theories you will ever need are here under one cover. There is a refreshing humour and reality throughout, and a peppering of some splendid "Aha" moments that encourage you to read on! Truly the best, most inspirational, enjoyable, motivational, realistic book I have read in a long time." (Training, October 2000)
From the Author
Welcome to Coaching for Leadership!
In Coaching for Leadership, my co-editors and I have brought together the coaching philosophies and methods of the worlds top leading coaching professionals for the simple purpose of helping leaders achieve positive, measurable change for themselves, their people and their teams.
Nearly twenty years ago, I co-founded Keilty, Goldsmith & Company. Our leadership development, coaching, and feedback processes have impacted over one million people in leading organizations around the world. During this time, Ive seen coaching dramatically increase in popularity and emerge as a field in which leaders around the world are partaking both as coaches and as those being coached. But, the understanding of what executive coaching is and how it can increase leaders effectiveness has not grown as fast as the application of this process.
In putting together Coaching for Leadership, our aim is to give the reader an understanding of how coaching works, why it works, and how leaders can make the best use of the coaching process.