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Coaching for Leadership: Writings on Leadership from the World's Greatest Coaches Hardcover – May 1, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0470947746 ISBN-10: 0470947748 Edition: 3rd

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pfeiffer; 3 edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470947748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470947746
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.9 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #282,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The third edition of the classic book Coaching for Leadership is written for today's coaches who are challenged with the task of combining concepts from various disciplines in order to help their clients, especially high-potential leaders, learn and succeed. In this sense, coaches have to become discriminating eclectics, developing a keen sense of judgment to select which ideas are best woven into their coaching method and which concepts are best to ignore. Coaching for Leadership is intended to be a cherished companion in that learning journey presented by the world's greatest coaches, including: Marshall Goldsmith, Paul Hersey, Beverly Kaye, Dave Ulrich, and many more.

This comprehensive resource offers a wealth of material for established and novice coaches including proven coaching techniques, key principles, and important learning points. The book offers a concise overview of the foundations of coaching and reveals

  • What it takes to coach for engagement and retention

  • Why mentoring is circular

  • How to build a team without wasting time

  • What it means to be a purposeful leader

  • How to write like a leader

  • The right stuff of leadership

  • What is needed to lead across national boundaries

  • How to coach high potential women

  • Why coaching is empowerment

  • How to influence decision makers

  • Why you should double your value

  • The ten suggestions for successful peer coaching

  • The coaching tools for the leadership journey

  • How to coach executives for succession

Coaching for Leadership is a proven resource that offers best practices, sample scenarios, case studies, and practical tools.

About the Author

Marshall Goldsmith, Ph.D., is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 120 major CEOs and their management teams. A million-selling author, his books include the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There, a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and Harold Longman Award winner for Business Book of the Year.

Laurence S. Lyons, Ph.D. specializes in global change initiatives and director coaching in large organizations. A former technical director at Digital, Lyons brings over 20 years hands-on industrial and commercial experience to his coaching practice. He is the author of this book's companion edition, The Coaching for Leadership Case Study Workbook, which features Dr. Fink's Leadership Casebook and includes A Guide to Organizational Life which presents a new management paradigm that is applicable to the 21st Century.

Sarah McArthur is founder of *sdedit. With nearly two decades of experience in the publishing field, she is an expert in the field of management, leadership, and executive coaching writing. She is co-editor of the Choice Top 10 Leadership Title, The AMA Handbook of Leadership.


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By Clare Beckett-McInroy on October 2, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This is a must read. The style of the book with the case studies ensuring the ready not only knows and understands the content, but sees how it can be applied across sectors, if, for me the most useful element. And any reference to using 360 feedback effectively is always a good read! Dr Clare Beckett-McInroy EdD CPCC PCC MAC
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By Cedric Dave on December 10, 2014
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This is a decent read, but doesn't necessarily match up with Goldsmith's other works.
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