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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
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.