The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching: 50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets

The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching: 50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets


By (author) Howard Morgan, By (author) Phil Harkins, By (author) Marshall Goldsmith

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 28mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 18 January 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0471705462
  • ISBN 13: 9780471705468
  • Sales rank: 335,341

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Leadership coaching has become vitally important to today's most successful businesses. The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching is a landmark resource that presents a variety of perspectives and best practices from today's top executive coaches. It provides valuable guidance on exactly what the best coaches are now doing to get the most out of leaders, for now and into the future. Revealing core philosophies, critical capabilities, and the secrets of coaching success, this one--of--a--kind guide includes essays from fifty top coaches, including Ken Blanchard and Frances Hesselbein. Packed with cutting--edge ideas and proven best practices, this is the definitive source of information for anyone dealing with coaching.

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HOWARD MORGAN is Managing Director of the Leadership Research Institute and is recognized globally as a top executive coach and leadership development expert. PHIL HARKINS is President and CEO of Linkage, Inc., an international leadership and organizational development company. He is also an acknowledged expert and frequent author on the subjects of leadership, communication, and coaching. MARSHALL GOLDSMITH is a world authority on helping successful leaders achieve positive, measurable change in behavior. He is the author or editor of eighteen books, including the bestselling The Leader of the Future.

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This landmark resource presents a wide variety of perspectives and proven best practices from fifty of today's top executive coaches: Nancy J. Adler John Alexander David Allen Shirley Anderson Julie Anixter Marian Baker Joel Barker Kim Barnes Christopher A. Bartlett Ken Blanchard Jim Bolt William Bridges W. Warner Burke Niko Canner Jay Conger Bill Davidson David Dotlich Leigh Fountain Robert M. Fulmer Joel Garfinkle Fariborz Ghadar David Giber Marshall Goldsmith Vijay Govindarajan Michael Hammer Phil Harkins Sally Helgesen Paul Hersey Frances Hesselbein Beverly Kaye Jim Kouzes Richard J. Leider Bobbie Little Jim Moore Howard Morgan Barbara Moses Bruce Pfau Gifford Pinchot Barry Posner C.K. Prahalad Gary Ranker Judy Rosenblum Stratford Sherman Ken Siegel Richard Strozzi-Heckler R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr. Noel M. Tichy Brian Tracy Dave Ulrich Albert A. Vicere

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Leadership coaching is vital to today's most successfulorganizations. In fact, around half of the top companies forleaders now assign coaches to their most promising employees. Andmore organizations are catching on every day. The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching is a landmarkresource that presents a variety of perspectives and best practicesfrom today's top executive coaches. It provides valuable guidanceon exactly what the best coaches are now doing to get the most outof leaders, for now and into the future.Revealing core philosophies, critical capabilities, and thesecrets of coaching success, this one-of-a-kind guide includesessays from fifty top coaches, including Ken Blanchard, MichaelHammer, Sally Helgesen, Frances Hesselbein, Beverly Kaye, JimKouzes, C.K. Prahalad, Noel M. Tichy, Dave Ulrich, and many others.The essays here are divided into five distinctcategories--behavioral, leadership development, career/lifetransitions, organizational change, and strategy--offeringunparalleled coverage of every aspect of leadership coaching.The contributors offer in-depth discussions on topics such asselecting the right coach, maximizing the impact of coaching, andleveraging the latest trends and strategies. The book also includesthe newest research and practical tools such as checklists, performance assessments, and quick tips. Packed with astutepersonal observations, detailed analyses, helpful best practices, and cutting-edge ideas, this practical guide is the definitivesource for those who want (or need) to master the art and practiceof coaching leaders.Leadership coaching has emerged as a powerful tool foraccelerating the performance of promising executives and attainingcompetitive advantage through that talent. The Art and Practice ofLeadership Coaching provides everything that you need to employthat tool with (and for) maximum impact.

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. About the Editors. Research Sponsor: Linkage, Inc. Research Partner: Hewitt Associates. 1. The Coaching Landscape, by Linkage, Inc. PART I: WORKING WITH COACHES. 2. Selecting the Right Coach. 3. Creating a Powerful Coach--Coachee Partnership. PART II: 50 TOP EXECUTIVE COACHES. 4. Coaching Leaders/Behavioral Coaching. Marshall Goldsmith. Jim Kouzes. Frances Hesselbein. Jay Conger. Dave Ulrich. Barry Posner. Howard Morgan. Ken Siegel. Bobbie Little. Kim Barnes. 5. Career/Life Coaching. Richard J. Leider. William Bridges. Beverly Kaye. David Allen. Barbara Moses. Brian Tracy. Shirley Anderson. Joel Garfinkle. Richard Strozzi--Heckler. Marian Baker. 6. Coaching for Leadership Development. Noel M. Tichy. Robert M. Fulmer. Ken Blanchard. Paul Hersey. Nancy J. Adler. Albert A. Vicere. John Alexander. Jim Bolt. David Giber. Jim Moore. 7. Coaching for Organizational Change. Phil Harkins. W. Warner Burke. Sally Helgesen. R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr. Gifford Pinchot. David Dotlich. Stratford Sherman. Gary Ranker. Leigh Fountain. Bruce Pfau. 8. Strategy Coaching. C. K. Prahalad. Vijay Govindarajan. Christopher A. Bartlett. Fariborz Ghadar. Michael Hammer. Joel Barker. Niko Canner. Julie Anixter. Bill Davidson. Judy Rosenblum. PART III: INTERNAL COACHING. 9. Applying the Behavioral Coaching Model Organization--Wide. 10. The Leader as Coach. David Kepler and Frank T. Morgan. PART IV: THE COACHING ALMANAC. 11 Is Coaching Worth the Money? Assessing the ROI of Executive Coaching. 12 Interpretative Data: What's Shaping the Coaching Marketplace. Notes. Index.