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Coaching for Performance: Growing Human Potential and Purpose - The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership

Coaching for Performance: Growing Human Potential and Purpose - The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership

Paperback People Skills for Professionals

By (author) Sir John Whitmore

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  • Publisher: NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 226mm x 18mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 185788535X
  • ISBN 13: 9781857885354
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white diagrams
  • Sales rank: 2,471

Product description

'Coaching is a way of managing, a way of treating people, a way of thinking, and a way of being. Coaching has matured into an invaluable profession fit for our times and this fourth edition of the most widely read coaching book takes it to the next frontier' --John Whitmore Good coaching is a skill that requires a depth of understanding and plenty of practice if it is to deliver its astonishing potential. This extensively revised and expanded new edition clearly explains the principles of coaching and illustrates them with examples of high performance from business and sport. It continues to follow the GROW sequence (Goals, Reality, Options, Will) and clarifies the process and practice of coaching by describing what coaching really is, what it can be used for, when and how much it can be used, and who can use it well. COACHING FOR PERFORMANCE raises the bar of coaching with the addition of new chapters elaborating on advanced transpersonal coaching, the crossover between coaching and leadership, evolution and social responsibility, the future of coaching and its applications in times of crisis and change.

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Author information

Sir John Whitmore has received the President's Award from the International Coach Federation in recognition for his work in the coaching field. He consults and lectures widely on coaching and teamworking for business with Performance Consultants International (www.performanceconsultants.com). He has written five books on sports, leadership and coaching of which Coaching for Performance is the best known having been translated into over 20 different languages.

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'A must read for any coach aspiring to do advanced work with their clients. Bringing together the simplicity of the coaching process and the larger scope of the coaching profession in a readable and provocative way.' --Laura Whitworth, co-founder of The Coaches Training Institute and author of CO-ACTIVE COACHING 'Whitmore has ensured that the book will remain the leading text in its field. The layout makes reading the book pleasurable and greatly assists in appreciating its content. The book falls into four sections. The first introduces the principles of coaching and shows it as a way of managing, an attitude of mind rather than a tool to effect a one-off change. The second section and core of the book deals with the practices of coaching. The approach taken is wide-ranging and usefully includes team coaching. Ideas drawn from management development are interwoven with coaching methodologies drawn from the social sciences. The third section is devoted to leadership for high performance. Leadership in the world today calls for pride of place in a book on management coaching. Whitmore achieves in a few pages what full works on leadership often fail to reach - a understanding of the subject and sound advice on sowing the seeds to develop the skills to lead others. The final section looks at emotional intelligence (EI) and the tools of transformational psychology. Fortunately Whitmore, a qualified psychologist, is thoroughly grounded and relates the coaching process without peeling off into mysticism or spiritualism. If you read an earlier edition then little persuasion will be required to read this edition to bring you up to the cutting edge of coaching.' --Professional Manager 'Overall, the newly written sections on leadership for high performance and transformation through transpersonal coaching really stand out. They are up-to-date, relevantand make a significant challenge to the reader's mindset. These pages offer interesting dimensions on models of psychosynthesis, emotional intelligence, spiritual intelligence and boundaries in coaching.' --People Management