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Coaching Up! Inspiring Peak Performance When It Matters Most Hardcover – October 3, 2016
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One of the most dramatic situations in sports arises when the clock is ticking down, the odds are stacked against the underdogs, and the players turn to the coach for the motivation they need to dig deep within themselves and pull off the win. Similar moments of truth, in which the people around us need inspiration and direction, happen all the time in our day-to-day lives. Coaching Up! gives you a proven formula for moving your colleagues, family members, and friends ahead to achieve their highest goals.
Written by a former professional basketball player and coach turned successful entrepreneur, this game-changing resource shares the three-part formula he uses as the philosophical cornerstone of the company he founded, CoachUp, Inc., now America's leader in sports coaching. Among CoachUp's roster of coaches and advisors are thousands of current and former professional athletes, including such top performers as two-time NBA MVP and champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and NFL world champion Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots.
The Coaching Up Model presented here is clear, concise, and straightforwardin fact, it's almost deceptively simple. Yet mastering it can make a profound difference in the quality and effectiveness of all your professional and personal relationships. When you read Coaching Up! and begin practicing these techniques in your daily interactions with colleagues, family members, and friends, you will immediately feel a difference in everyone's energy levels. You will be consistently building authentic connections, providing genuine support, and offering concise direction. And both you and the people you care about will be enjoying your interactions more and coming away from them full of renewed enthusiasm for the task at hand, whether small-scale or game-changing. The fact is that coaching people up along the lines described in this book feels greatboth for the person being coached up and for the person doing the coaching.
Once you have mastered the techniques of the Coaching Up Model, you will find yourself using these techniques with increasing fluency in your everyday interactions. The more Coaching Up Conversations you have with people, the deeper your mutual trust grows and the smoother and simpler these conversations get. In fact, under some circumstances, you can have an entire Coaching Up Conversation with just a look or a gesture. To get to that point, all it takes is practice in mastering the model???s three basic skills:
- Building authentic connections through specific dialogue, body language, and talking points, always laced with humor and humility
- Providing genuine support through conversations designed to boost confidence, shed light on individual progress and potential, and remove obstacles in people???s paths
- Giving clear, concise direction that people recognize as truly helpful and in their own interest
Coaching Up! is a quick read with a huge payoff. As the author promises right up front, this book will change your life.
From the Back Cover
INSPIRE THE BEST IN THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT IN EVERY CONVERSATION
Coaching Up! reveals how to inspire the people who matter to you to achieve peak performance. Whether you apply it in your professional life, your personal life, or both, this book will offer you a powerful way to connect to the people you care about and move them forward toward attaining their own highest goals. Coaching Up! aligns the techniques used by winning sports coaches and other charismatic leaders and distills their essence into a simple, fundamental model that you can use to hearten and guide your colleagues, teammates, family members, and friends. Plus, this book also provides a wealth of memorable examples, anecdotes, and tips to enrich your toolkit of practical skills for inspiring others. How greathow transformativewould it be to master those skills for use in your daily life?
Coaching Up! opens a window into the core of how inspiration actually works. Using the Coaching Up Model, you can become a source of empowerment, enabling the people around you to reach higher, go further, and achieve more. Coaching Up! gives you the game planand shows you how to run the plays.
"As a life-long entrepreneur and leader of Techstars, I've been fortunate to have a unique window into watching high-achieving leaders build powerful businesses from the ground up. Central to any startup's success is the degree to which its leaders possess high levels of emotional intelligence and relationship-building skills. Coaching Up! is a must-read for startup founders and other business executives who recognize the extreme importance of building authentic connections throughout their organizations, and want to learn how best to do it."
DAVID COHEN, Serial Entrepreneur, Cofounder and Managing Partner of Techstars, Investor in hundreds of startups collectively valued at more than $70 billion, and Coauthor of Do More Faster
"As a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, sports enthusiast, and father, I found that Coaching Up! contained valuable lessons on leadership and mentorship for all parts of my life. I LOVED this book. Read it to learn how to be a great coach in sports, work, and life."
JEFFREY J. BUSSGANG, Flybridge Capital, Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer, and Author of Mastering the VC Game
"Winning in life and in business involves the same skills as winning in basketballthe skills to create, develop, and motivate strong teams. In Coaching Up! Jordan Fliegel has written an elegant and easy to read but also very powerful book that captures the core message our business executives, political leaders, teachers, and parents need to hear about how to coach up those you wish to see succeed. This book is a slam dunk."
BILL AULET, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, Former Professional Basketball Player and Coach, Successful Entrepreneur, Long-Time Youth Coach, and Author of Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup
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Jordan understands what it takes to build a real business because he understands people. This book has helped me read between the lines and see the truth behind what is behind said. A great read for any entrepreneur!!