Coaching for Leadership

Coaching for Leadership : Writings on Leadership From the World's Greatest Coaches, Third Edition

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Today s coaches are challenged with the recurring task of weaving threads from several disciplines into a tapestry that is fit for purpose in helping their clients learn and succeed. In this sense, the coach has to become a discriminating eclectic, developing a keen sense of judgment to select which threads are best woven into the fabric and those that it would be better to simply throw away. Coaching for Leadership is intended to be a cherished companion in that learning journey presented by the world s greatest coaches, including: Marshall Goldsmith, Paul Hersey, Beverly Kay, Daivd Ulrich and many more.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 182.88 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 0470947748
  • 9780470947746
  • 306,752

About Marshall Goldsmith

MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, Ph.D., is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 120 major CEOs and their management teams. A million-selling author, his books include the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There, a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and Harold Longman Award winner for Business Book of the Year. LAURENCE S. LYONS, Ph.D. specializes in global change initiatives and director coaching in large organizations. A former technical director at Digital, Lyons brings over 20 years hands-on industrial and commercial experience to his coaching practice. He is the author of this book's companion edition, The Coaching for Leadership Case Study Workbook, which features Dr. Fink's Leadership Casebook and includes A Guide to Organizational Life which presents a new management paradigm that is applicable to the 21st Century. SARAH MCARTHUR is founder of *sdedit. With nearly two decades of experience in the publishing field, she is an expert in the field of management, leadership, and executive coaching writing. She is co-editor of the Choice Top 10 Leadership Title, The AMA Handbook of Leadership.
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THE THIRD EDITION of the classic book Coaching for Leadership is written for today's coaches who are challenged with the task of combining concepts from arious disciplines in order to help their clients, especially high-potential leaders, learn and succeed. In this sense, coaches have to become discriminating eclectics, developing a keen sense of judgment to select which ideas are best woven into their coaching method and which concepts are best to ignore. Coaching for Leadership is intended to be a cherished companion in that learning journey presented by the world's greatest coaches, including: Marshall Goldsmith, Paul Hersey, Beverly Kaye, Dave Ulrich, and many more.

This comprehensive resource offers a wealth of material for established and novice coaches including proven coaching techniques, key principles, and important learning points. The book offers a concise overview of the foundations of coaching and reveals What it takes to coach for engagement and retention Why mentoring is circular How to build a team without wasting time What it means to be a purposeful leader How to write like a leader The right stuff of leadership What is needed to lead across national boundaries How to coach high potential women Why coaching is empowerment How to influence decision makers Why you should double your value The ten suggestions for successful peer coaching The coaching tools for the leadership journey How to coach executives for succession

Coaching for Leadership is a proven resource that offers best practices, sample scenarios, case studies, and practical tools.
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Praise for "Coaching for Leadership"

"What a resource! In "Coaching for Leadership," the world's best coaches come together to present an advanced tutorial on the art of coaching. Anyone interested in becoming an executive coach, either as an individual practice or within his or her organization, must immediately buy and read this essential hands-on guide"
--Sally Helgesen, author "The Female Vision" and "The Web of Inclusion"

"This exceptional book is a must read for individuals at all levels of organization. Coaches, HR managers, and executives hoping to become coaches will benefit greatly from the concepts, practices, and techniques brought to light in Coaching for Leadership."
--Vijay Govindarajan, professor at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; best-selling author of "The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge"

"This book is very important and valuable for executives who are reaching retirement and moving into another important area of contribution: coaching others to become effective executives. It is no less significant for corporate HR executives who are increasingly called upon to manage coaching interventions on behalf of their companies' leaders."
--D. Quinn Mills, professor, Harvard Business School

"Coaching for Leadership explores powerful new ways to motivate your entire organization. Individuals at every level of the company will benefit from the concepts in this book."
--Ken Blanchard, author, "Leading at a Higher Level" and "The One-Minute Manager"

"It's the single best collection of writings and writers on executive coaching."
--Warren Bennis, distinguished professor of business administration, University of Southern California, author, "On Becoming a Leader," and coauthor, "Geeks and Geezers"
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Table of contents

Foreword xiii Dedication xxi Preface to the Third Edition xxiii Preface to the Second Edition xxvii Preface to the First Edition xxxi Acknowledgments xxxv About the Editors xxxvii PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF COACHING 1 1 Coaching for Behavioral Change 3 Marshall Goldsmith 2 Coaching at the Heart of Strategy 10 Laurence S. Lyons 3 Situational Leadership and Executive Coaching 24 Paul Hersey and Roger Chevalier 4 Coaching and Consultation Revisited: Are They the Same? 35 Edgar H. Schein 5 Demystifying the Coaching Mystique 44 Dave Ulrich and Jessica K. Johnson PART II: PORTRAIT OF A LEADER 55 6 The Accomplished Leader 57 Laurence S. Lyons 7 Writing for Leadership: Penning Your Leadership Voice 71 Sarah McArthur 8 Seeking Value in a Shattered World of Work 78 Nathan Lyons 9 The Right Stuff of Leadership 88 John Baldoni 10 The Purposeful Leader: A Purpose Checkup 96 Richard J. Leider 11 When Leaders Are Coaches 102 James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner PART III: CHALLENGES AND FORCES OF CHANGE 111 12 Awareness Coaching for Men and Women 113 Sally Helgesen 13 Coaching to Empower 121 R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. 14 Leading Across National Boundaries 131 Dr. Terence H. Kwai 15 Coaching for Governance 138 Anna Bateson 16 Leadership Insight: Going Beyond the Dehydrated Language of Management 148 Nancy J. Adler PART IV: RECOGNIZING AND DEVELOPING HIGH-POTENTIALS 163 17 Coaching for Engagement and Retention 165 Beverly Kaye and Beverly Crowell 18 Coaching Future Lawyer-Leaders: A Case Study 172 John Alexander 19 Team Building Without Time Wasting 180 Marshall Goldsmith and Howard Morgan 20 Leaders Building Leaders: High-Potential Development and Executive Coaching at Microsoft 186 Shannon Wallis, Brian O. Underhill, and Carol Hedly 21 The Care and Feeding of Hi-Po Leaders 204 Paul Hersey 22 Mentoring Is Circular 210 Frances Hesselbein PART V: INTO ACTION 215 23 Effectively Influencing Decision Makers: Ensuring That Your Knowledge Makes a Difference 217 Marshall Goldsmith 24 From the FastForward Playbook: Successfully Transition into Bigger Roles 223 Patricia Wheeler 25 Strength in Numbers: The Advantage of Being a Top Team 229 Lawrence S. Levin 26 Double Your Value 238 Mark C. Thompson and Bonita S. Buell-Thompson 27 Creating Winners in the Career Game: What Every Player and Coach Needs to Know 244 Stephen A. Miles and Nathan Bennett PART VI: COACHING MODELS AND TOOLS 251 28 Coaching Tools for the Leadership Journey 253 Ken Blanchard, Madeleine Homan Blanchard, and Linda Miller 29 Try FeedForward Instead of Feedback 264 Marshall Goldsmith 30 Three Types of Hi-Po and the Realise2 4M Model: Coaching at the Intersection of Strengths, Strategy, and Situation 270 Professor P. Alex Linley and Nicky Garcea 31 Coaching High-Potential Women: Using the Six Points of Influence Model for Transformational Change 279 Barbara Mintzer-McMahon PART VII: COACHING FOR LEADERSHIP PREMIUM WEB CONTENT 291 The following materials are available for download from password: professional 32 Ten Suggestions for Successful Peer Coaching Robert M. Fulmer and John E. Brock 33 Coaching Executives for Succession: A Three-Phase Approach Linda D. Sharkey 34 Why 360s Don t Work and How They Can Marc Effron and Miriam Ort 35 Leadership and Power: Where Responsibility Makes the Difference Bruce Lloyd 36 Coaching Executives: Women Succeeding Globally Nancy J. Adler 37 Coaching the Coaches Dave Ulrich Notes 293 Index 303
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