The Extraordinary Coach and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $32.95
  • Save: $11.39 (35%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: SHIPS DIRECT. Book is sharp with only minor wear. Has a publisher's remainder mark.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $2.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow Hardcover – May 3, 2010


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$21.56
$17.33 $3.00

Frequently Bought Together

The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow + The Extraordinary Leader:  Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders
Price for both: $42.94

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (May 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071703403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071703406
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

John H. Zenger is the cofounder of the executive education firm Zenger|Folkman. Coauthor of the bestselling books The Extraordinary Leader and The Inspiring Leader, he was inducted into the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame in 1994 and received the Thought Leader Award from his industry colleagues in 2005.

Kathleen Stinnett is a senior consultant and executive coach with Zenger|Folkman. She serves on the faculty of the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, leading foundational workshops required for the professional certifi cation program. In 2005, Stinnett earned the Master Certified Coach credential (MCC) through the International Coaching Federation.


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
7
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 8 customer reviews
I endorse this read 100%, you won't regret it !!
Yvonne Lopez-Diaz
It's a unique combination of solid research, relevant and illustrative examples, with lots of practical how-to applications.
Jim Clemmer
Highly recommended for anyone that develops people or coaches for a living.
Raymond J Luther

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard E Neslund on May 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great framework, enjoyable read, useful tools!

As coaches, in the face of our complex challenges of developing people, we frequently recognize our need for better tools, processes and practices. In `The Extraordinary Coach' Stinnett and Zenger share their model as adopted by executives across the country.

Coaching, as Stinnett and Zenger emphasize, is about helping people develop their awareness, confidence and capacity for achieving better results. The Extraordinary Coach provides an excellent framework for both adopting a coaching mindset and developing more effective coaching practices. Filled with a powerful collage of real-life examples, proven models and developmental self evaluations, Stinnett and Zenger coach us through a deeper understanding of productive coaching relationships and extend their invitation toward our mastering their proven coaching practices.

As examples of the wisdom shared in `The Extraordinary Coach', Stinnett and Zenger encourage solutions to pressing coaching questions. For example:
1. How can we structure our coaching relationships so we continually make progress?
2. How can we build people's commitment for the changes they're seeking?
3. How can we model accountability in our coaching relationships as examples for accountability people's performance?

A recommended read for every leader who recognizes their need for more effectively developing the self-leadership and performance capabilities of their people.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jim Clemmer on June 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I absolutely love this book. It's a unique combination of solid research, relevant and illustrative examples, with lots of practical how-to applications. I don't know Kathleen but I've worked with Jack on and off since 1981. Clearly they've co-authored this book because of the strong alignment of their style, approaches, and experience. I was delighted to read the manuscript Jack sent me earlier this year and provide a supportive "jacket blurb" for it.

Like Jack's previous book, The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders The Extraordinary Coach is written in a warm and conversational style. Reading this how-to guidebook feels like feel like a personal coaching session with two highly effective leadership development coaches. The book brims with practical and timely advice distilled from Jack and Kathleen's decades of successful leadership development experience. It is an absolute must-read for anyone wanting to strengthen their leadership and development skills.

This book is chockfull of so many useful observations and advice on coaching it's really tough to highlight just a few. Here are some that particularly stand out:

Coaching Definition
"Interactions that help the individual being coached to expand awareness, discover superior solutions, and make and implement better decisions." They go on to explain, "Coaching helps individuals discover answers within themselves and helps them feel more personally empowered. The coach is also dedicated to helping to ensure the implementation and long-term follow-through of planned actions."

What Gets in the Way of Coaching?
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve Gladis on May 8, 2011
Format: Hardcover
If I had to suggest the top five books about coaching for leaders, or coaching in general for that matter, The Extraordinary Coach would be on that list. This is a great book for any leader or coach--new or old. It's not that the information is earth shattering. As far as coaching is concerned, the model is relatively standard--figure out the problem, its current status, the ideal state, and finally a plan to move toward that ideal state. These authors call their model F.U.E.L.--Frame the Conversation; Understand the Current State; Explore the Desired State; Lay out a Success Plan. What does distinguish this publication? The authors create a simple but powerful chart of a simple four-step process; they present excellent probative questions associated with each step; they provide rich-text dialogues between coach-leader and coachee; and finally, the website resources, especially the videos, are worth the price of the book alone. There's nothing as instructive as watching good coaching, and watching Jack Zenger (a master leadership guru) coach an employee is like watching the Dalai Lama talk about spirituality. My suggestion to coaches and leaders alike: Add this one to your library.

Read an in-depth review of this book an other leadership-related books on my blog, "Survival Leadership," [...]. Reviews by Steve Gladis, author of The Agile Leader and 15 other leadership books.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Oceanfront TOP 50 REVIEWER on March 1, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
"The Extraordinary Coach" is extraordinary because it helps give people the tools to help them develop as coaches and understand why this skill is so critical in order to have a well

Part of my profession requires me to be available to coach senior managers, who recognize that they need to develop in many ways, but usually they ask for help with their coaching abilities, in order to help increase their own teams performance capabilities. They also don't know hoe to have those difficult conversations, regarding issues such as poor performance. This book effectively helps them do that, along with a little guidance and feedback from my office ;-) (just until they feel completely prepared to tackle this world).

Stint and Zenger explains why it is so critical they possess these skills, proving many real life examples from their own experiences in practice, that really are helpful and relative in helping others who are trying to build effective relationships in the workplace.

They give a lot of interesting example, ideas and comments you may come across in your own practice. My favorite was one was one I hear all the time from senior management, which is totally unacceptable:

"I don't have the time for this"

Well, then make time! The authors make it clear there are no excuses.

The authors have their own websites, complete with videos.

This book is a great read and will encourage many people and really make a difference in an efficient and happier workplace.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search