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Masterful Coaching Hardcover – October 21, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0787960841 ISBN-10: 0787960845 Edition: Revised Edition

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pfeiffer; Revised Edition edition (October 21, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787960845
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787960841
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,753,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Robert Hargrove's Masterful Coaching sets the context of the coach as steward rather than mere teacher, a critical agent in transforming organizational cultures and developing the skills and capabilities necessary for new cultures to be sustained." (Peter Senge, author, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization)

"Finally, a book that helps release people's collective aspirations—almost non-existent in today's corporate environment—and links them to business goals. A treasure trove of 'take-action' tools!" (Melanie Warren, vice president, Fidelity Investments) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Robert Hargrove's Masterful Coaching sets the context of the coach as steward rather than mere teacher, a critical agent in transforming organizational cultures and developing the skills and capabilities necessary for new cultures to be sustained."
— Peter Senge, author, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

"Masterful Coaching will empower you to stand for an impossible future while acting boldly in the present to make it a reality."
— Richard W. Severance, president, Conoco, North American Downstream

"Masterful Coaching brings clarity, power, and velocity to producing extraordinary leaders and extraordinary results."
— Tom Kaiser, president, Zurich Financial Services

"The author's five-step 'transformationa' coaching model has been field-tested by thousands of managers worldwide."
— Accounting Today

"Finally, a book that helps release people's collective aspirations— almost non-existent in today's corporate environment— and links them to business goals. A treasure trove of 'take-action' tools!"
— Melanie Warren, vice-president, Fidelity Investments

"This is a great hands-on book. . . . Hargrove explains how to coach a person through one frame of reference (paradigm) to another or to coach groups of individuals into a cohesive, collaborative team."
Net Results

"Masterful Coaching provides thorough descriptions of the characteristics of a coach and thoughtful insights about becoming an effective coach."
Canadian HR Reporter

"If you are looking for some techniques to help your employees creatively meet your customers' needs, this is a must read."
The Business Resource


More About the Author

Robert Hargrove is a world-renowned, revolutionary thought leader in the field of talent development and coaching. His motto is "Better Leaders, Better World" and he believes that coaching leaders to achieve an Impossible Future is the fastest, most powerful way to achieve both.

Hargrove is the founder of Masterful Coaching Inc. and served as a Director of the Harvard Leadership Research Project. He has been awarded for Distinguished Public Service by the United States Government for his coaching work with political leaders.

Some recent clients have included the United States Assistant Secretary of Defense in charge of Acquisitions, the President of the New York Stock Exchange, and European CEO of the year. Hargrove's focus is on helping leaders realize an Impossible Future, while at the same time, transforming their nation or organization.

Visit Robert at: www.roberthargrove.com; www.masterfulcoaching.com; www.myfirst100day.net; and www.therevenueengine.com

Contact Robert directly at robert.hargrove@masterfulcoaching.com

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One unique contribution is Hargrove's model of triple-loop learning.
Keith E. Webb
For anyone who is a coach, considering becoming a coach, or curious about coaching, this book is a MUST read!
Rosalind R. Ward
He also writes in a very readable style, and balances profundity and humor to get his points across.
Jeff Griffin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

103 of 105 people found the following review helpful By J Henderson on January 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I would highly recommend Mr. Hargrove's book, Masterful Coaching, for individuals who are ready and willing to take on the challenge of transforming their own life and impacting others both in the workplace and on a personal level. The author assists the reader in the journey to personal transformation and the journey of coaching others to expand and grow. It is not an advice or prescription book but a tool to help one help themselves and also in the process help others. I especially appreciated the "Calling Forth Questions." The passion of the author is evident and the presentations of ideas are thought provoking, human, insightful and straightforward.
3 major points for pondering:
Personal Transformation: The author focuses on taking effective action throughout the book but the personal transformation that the book pushes readers to explore is powerful. "...coach is someone who engages and enters into the learning system of a person, business or social institution with the intent of improving it so as to impact people's ability to perform" (pg. 17) The presentation of coaching methodology and transformational learning discuss an individual's governing values and implications of those values in learning including Triple-loop learning, Double-loop learning, and Single-loop learning. Personal transformation is the foundation for everything that is presented in the book and is key to the "being" of a person.
A way of "Being" is central to being an effective coach: The characteristics of masterful coaches provide a guide for self-reflection and self-growth. The characteristics are the core of who one is and their sense of "being". Characteristics: 1. The ability to inspire; 2.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Foraker on June 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Robert Hargrove has done an exceptional job of clearly articulating and illustrating principles that have often been difficult to express in writing. Early in the text he links the ability to create truly extraordinary results with "personal transformation" and introduces the concept of "transformational learning." He does this by asking us to consider three learning loops: single loop learning (adding new skills-what normally passes for education), double loop learning (altering patterns of thinking/behavior), and triple loop learning (shifting context).
Fully grasping the third loop and its potential impact is not trivial, and the capacity to operate at this level provides a coach, manager, or leader an access to "transformation" of who people are and what they perceive in a given situation. The results can be far beyond the predictable. I personally know of corporate programs based on the principles of this book that have generated millions through productivity gains in a span of a six months.
This is NOT manipulation. Hargrove states in chapter 1, "it requires authentic communication" and again in chapter 4, "Any attempt to manipulate people will likely be detected and backfire."
If you are accountable for producing results through others as a leader, manager, business owner, or little league coach, this book provides powerful material for helping them achieve performance far beyond what is predictable.
For those already on the cutting edge of consulting in the distinctions of being, context, enrollment, and personal and organizational transformation, Hargrove's book offers yet more ways to express these ideas and produce the results that lead to effective action.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Derek McD on August 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Mr. Hargrove has made the concept of "transformational learning" understandable in this well written and concise text. Masterful Coaching describes a process of thinking and coaching that leads to "being" versus "doing".
As a facilitator for a company that delivers adventure-based outdoor team building seminars, I was looking for a guide to help me make a real difference for my corporate clients; this book provides a structure for coaching that can have a profound and lasting impact.
My personal experience of participating in "transformational learning" seminars delivered by the Landmark Education Corporation, leads me to suggest that the maximum value of this book can be realized not just by reading, but by actually participating in a seminar or training program that gives one access to a trained "transformation coach". It was only after experiencing the distinctions of transformational learning on a personal level that I became effective at coaching others in transformation.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Oltmanns on July 17, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Coaching is the hot buzzword lately. Hargrove makes it clear that coaching is not just a management trend or a fashionable way of describing something like mentoring. There is a technology to coaching and the results can be powerful. I found something useful to me as a coach on almost every page. Exceptionally rich. Everyone who calls themselves a coach, and especially those who work in corporate situations, need to put this title on their desk next to the other reference books.
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