- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (February 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470548665
- ISBN-13: 978-0470548660
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Doug's analysis is clear and intuitive. Its simplicity allows it to be easily used, yet it's rich in detail. -- Chris Dennen, PhD; Director, Adventure of the American Mind
Silsbee's approach is both practical and profound. this is a must-read for everyone concerned with people and learning. -- Arthur Blank; Co-Founder, Home Depot
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With its pertinent perspective, The Mindful Coach will bring an extra, fruitful dimension to the coaching relationship. -- Henry Berry; The Small Press Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Author
Writing this book has been an enormous pleasure and challenge. Many people have contributed in one way or another. I'm pleased to offer this book, not only to professional coaches, but to all professionals who take their own development, and that of others, seriously.
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.
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Being mindfully honest, open, straightforward is a necessity in coaching with excellence. Learning to know ones attachments and aversions and letting go of them, and mindfully fading into the background as the coachee assumes his own personal power is a superb gift this New and Revised Edition of The Mindful Coach provides.
The book presents and explores the seven Voices (Master, Partner, Investigator, Reflector, Teacher, Guide and Contractor) or roles through which coaches conduct professional dialogues to support learning and growth. Doug Silsbee provides many sample dialogues of each Voice, and also provides many exercises to self-coach and self observe oneself with increased awareness and mindfulness.
The exercises are very thought provoking and I recommend any coaches that purchase the book to do the exercises mindfully. This way they will have a powerful learning experience.
Doug Silsbee, with his Buddhist training, is perhaps one of the most experienced master teachers in the art of mindfulness applied to coaching. The book is full of wisdom and practical knowledge. Highly recommended.