From the Inside Flap
Coaching for Leadership
"This is a significant addition to the authors' earlier works, and comes at a most timely point in the continuing evolution of corporate leadership. The complexities of today's business challenges are prompting leaders at all levels to seek out professional coaching support, and this book does a great job in exploring the options, insights, and practices."
Jon R. Katzenbach, founding partner, Katzenbach Partners LLC, and author, Why Pride Matters
When it was published in 2000, Coaching for Leadership became an instant classic in the field of executive coaching. This second edition updates and expands on the original book and brings together the best executive coaches who offer a basic understanding of how coaching works, why it works, and how leaders can make the best use of the coaching process. This thoroughly revised edition reflects recent changes in coaching practices, includes well-researched best practices, and provides additional guidance and tools from the greatest leadership coaches from around the world. Each chapter in this important volume addresses a proven application, offers key principles of practice, and highlights critical learning points.
A timely book, Coaching for Leadership covers important new concepts and Shows when coaching is necessary and when it is needed most
- Explains how different coaching styles embrace various practices
- Shows how coaching applies to different situations
- Describes how to engage human resource professionals in the process
- Demonstrates how to manage leadership coaching programs
- Illustrates how to make leadership coaching align with key OD values, such as dignity and collaboration
- Shows how to negotiate the return on investment conversation between human resources and finance
- Details how to make process consultation work in leadership coaching.
The second edition of Coaching for Leadership is a practical resource that is filled with best practices, sample scenarios, case studies, and hands-on tools.
From the Back Cover
Praise for Coaching for Leadership
"This book is the single best collection of first-rate articles on executive coaching. It covers every base from leading change to strategy and should be on the bookshelf of every student and practitioner of leadership and organizational development."
Warren Bennis, University Professor and Distinguished Professor of business, University of Southern California,and author, On Becoming a Leader, and coauthor, Geeks and Geezers
"What a resource! In Coaching for Leadership, the world's best coaches come together to present an advanced tutorial on the art of coaching. Anyone interested in becoming an executive coach, either as an individual practice or within his or her organization, must immediately buy and read this essential hands-on guide."
Sally Helgesen, author, The Female Advantage and The Web of Inclusion
"This exceptional book is a must read for individuals at all levels of the organization. Coaches, HR managers, and executives hoping to become coaches will benefit greatly from the concepts, practices, and techniques brought to light in Coaching for Leadership."
Vijay Govindarajan, Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business, and director, Center for Global Leadership
"This book is very important and valuable reading for executives who are reaching retirement and moving into another important area of contribution: coaching others to become effective executives. It is no less significant for corporate HR executives who are increasingly called upon to manage coaching interventions on behalf of their companies' leaders."
D. Quinn Mills, professor, Harvard Business School
"Coaching is a critical business skill in today's fast-changing world. Coaching for Leadership pulls together insightful contributions from several renowned coaches. This book is a must read for leaders and future leaders."
Dr. Homa Bahrami, senior lecturer, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley