Coaching and developing people is a critical capability of leaders in any field. This book provides a practical method for doing this more skillfully, based on a proven approach. The reader looking for a set of skills and tools will be happy with the practical tools included here.
The book, however, goes beyond tools and skills. The uniqueness of this book is the particular emphasis on the corresponding development of the coach. The act of coaching itself, when entered into by a thoughtful practitioner, provides a constant invitation to learning.
In my own work with leaders in business, government, and education, I've often felt that I was learning alongside those I was working for. The underlying premise of this book is that we can't truly serve the learning of others unless we are, at the same time, doing our own work. As you coach, you must also be a learner. It's my hope that the book will both inspire and guide you toward this end. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great book for anyone wanting to grow relationships skills, and especially if already trained in coaching, advising, or mentoring. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Pamela Schoessling
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Doug Silsbee offers a structure for coaches that absolutely honors the philosophy of empowerment and the principles of the International Coach Federation Core Competencies. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Frances J. Fisher
When I took my training in Executive Coaching, there were a number of dilemmas but I decided to go with the flow. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Aalok Gupta
Useful practical reflections on walking the path of mindfulness. This book's emphasis on self-observation in conjunction with the coaching process is helpful to a novice like... Read morePublished 17 months ago by cuartor wynne
This a very good resource for those interested in getting a taste of what developmental coaching is about. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Nisha Walibhai, Ontological Coach
An absolute must-read for all coaching professionals and for leaders using a coaching style, Silsbee breaks it down to provide the essence of why each role exists and how to... Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by Deb Denis
I wish I had written this book! This book provides a clear path for how to connect with and guide leaders to a clear understanding of the real work of connection... Read morePublished on February 15, 2010 by Darelyn Mitsch