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Leverage Your Best, Ditch the Rest: The Coaching Secrets Top Executives Depend On Hardcover – May 25, 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; Stated 1st Edition edition (May 25, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060559780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060559786
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,409,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The authors, founders of coaching.com, have created a plan that incorporates the strategies used by coaches when assisting their clients. Blanchard (son of renowned business consultant, Ken Blanchard) and Homan start by raising three key questions: How do you see yourself? How do others see you? How do you want to be seen? People must be able to answer these points to improve their daily work routines as well as to be happier in general. The authors walk readers through a series of exercises that offer a perspective on their office situation and in what specific areas they need guidance. In some cases, by learning how others see them, readers may be able to make easy "fixes" to a troubling professional problem, but others may find they need to change their careers. The authors clearly explain the steps readers need to take to make these changes. For example, readers are encouraged to understand their personal and professional needs, by identifying them, setting goals and looking toward friends or family who can help. Then they're asked to consider a specific incident that was unsettling and ask themselves what needs were not being met, what they might have done differently and whom they might have spoken to for advice at the time. This is an upbeat book, filled with practical advice, real life examples and numerous exercises. It is almost as good as having one-on-one sessions with an executive coach.
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About the Author

Scott Blanchard is a founder of Coaching.com, a Web-enabled leadership development coaching service. He is currently executive director of Service Delivery for The Ken Blanchard Companies, an internationally recognized management and leadership training and consulting firm based in San Diego, California. Scott lives on top of Bernardo Mountain in beautiful Escondido, California.



Madeleine Homan is the vice president of Blended Solutions at The Ken Blanchard Companies and a founder of Coaching.com. Her clients have included executives at PictureTel, Altel, Adobe, American Standard, and some of the top consulting and investment banking firms. She splits her time between Dobbs Ferry, New York, and Escondido, California.


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Well written, practical exercises.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Coach Yoda on June 12, 2004
Format: Hardcover
As an executive coach, I'm hyper-critical of coaching books. This one was different. I LOVED it. I read the whole book up to the Scrubdown, took the test and plotted my score on the grid. ELIMINATE YOUR TOLERATIONS stood out as THE KEY PLACE for my attention, so I went directly to chapter 10. Now, I'm not a novice to assessments, or even to the coaching principles discussed in the book. What's different and exceptional is the USABILITY of the book. The design lets you zero in on what's most important. I got what I needed FIRST, and went to work on that. The other reason I recommend this book is that the writing makes it so much fun. It's sassy, irreverent, perceptive, and so clear about what is true about the human condition. Acceptance, endorsement and okayness are conveyed in every sentence. The "Snapshots" (stories about people) are fresh and have an unmistakeable ring of truth. You'll want to get copies for friends and loved ones, including colleagues and your staff, who may have wondered what executive coaching is about..
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Cathy Goodwin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 1, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Blanchard and Homan have set out to demonstrate the benefits of coaching to readers who may not have experienced the process first-hand. Some readers will be looking for ways to change their lives; others want a preview of what's in store if they hire a coach.

It is important to understand that Blanchard and Homan are explaining a very specific type of coaching, what could be called "mainstream" coaching, identified in many minds with the original CoachU under the leadership of Thomas Leonard. If you hire a graduate of another coach school, or an independent coach, you may get a whole different experience.

Even more important, Blanchard and Homan seem to be exceptional as people and as coaches. They share a a fairly sophisticated understanding of business. Many -- some would say most -- coaches do not resemble them. Going to coach school doesn't automatically create a business, career or relationship expert.

For example, I really liked the section on managing one's strengths, a topic that is rarely discussed. The authors describe what happens when young lawyers begin to do well, intimidating the partners. As coaches, they helped their clients overcome these obstacles to success. But not every coach has the political savvy to address those challenges. Blanchard and Homan didn't learn these skills in coach school.

Readers who identify with the chapter topics will find helpful guidance. But as a certified grinch, I believe the authors left out a key question: "What are the challenges that this type of coaching is uniquely suited to addressing? And what assumptions do mainstream coaches make about human behavior?"

The authors write that coaching is "an art of the soul and coaches are artists of the soul.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Leigh P. Strohn on July 17, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I am thrilled with the "call to action" this book created for me. When I began, I underestimated the impact a coaching "book" could have on me as I have utilized a personal coach before and that was an incredibly powerful experience that helped me to make a (wonderful) major change in my life. However, because of this book, I am now making some critical changes to improve the quality of my life. As a wife, mother, family member and employee, it's the first time that I can remember really focusing on myself! And feeling like that's OK. The scrubdown forced me to be brutally honest about what was causing me fatigue and pain, and the book is providing me with clear direction on where and how to change that. Plus, I can focus on my immediate needs first, which has truly enrolled me. The author's bring out so many truths which are helpful and inspiring for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maria Elena Duron on May 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is absolutely to guide to finding what your strengths are and the things that are standing in the way, or distracting you, from developing and focusing on those strength areas.

What are you tolerating? What served you before and no longer serves you?

Go through the guide and take action to leverage your personal best!

Well written, practical exercises.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is like having a personal coach right at my desk. I really enjoyed it! The questions make me ask myself things that I had never thought about, that are affecting my life quite a bit. This book is something I will alawys keep on my desk. I like to thank the authors for taking time to write a book that is teaching me how to Leverage My Best and Ditch the Rest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Whiteley on May 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Scott Blanchard and Madeleine Homan have created an outstanding book not just for business but for any person working in any organization. Their examples, models and insights come from practical, "hands on" experience in working with and developing thousands of coaches. The best feature of the book is its practicality and the value it will create back on the job. All in all, an outstranding piece of work.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mark Paskowitz on June 14, 2004
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Madeleine Homan & Scott Blanchard have done a wonderful job of blending the needed characteristics of being a better leader through the 7 leverage points. This book combines both the character issues from the inside-out as well as the tactical strategies of what to do to lead ourselves better. Managing your gifts is a wonderful example of representing your authentic self.
It's an easy read with clear outcomes from each chapter.
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