Effective Coaching

Effective Coaching

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Every company on the planet is trying to squeeze more performance out of fewer resources. But is this really possible without inflicting lasting damage to the workforce? has humanity been squeezed out of the workplace in the mistaken belief that this will increase profit margins? How can companies help themselves and their employees fulfil their potential? The answer is found in Effective Coaching in which Myles Downey presents a comprehensive introduction to coaching in the workplace, and reveals to both managers and professional coaches how to get the best out of their team through the implementation of practices that have made him one of Europe's foremost business coaches. Downey is both passionate and pragmatic in his approach. He believes that people work better, more productively and more effectively when cared for and fulfilled in the workplace. His inspirational and practical approach to coaching shows that when conducted as a regular working practice, it can tap into the resources of the whole individual, for the benefit of the organization and the employee alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 139 pages
  • 144.78 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1587991209
  • 9781587991202

About Myles Downey

Myles Downey is recognised as one of the UK's leading coaches and is Director of Studies at The School of Coaching which he has established with The Industrial Society.show more

Table of contents

1. The case for coaching * Working with constant change * Fulfilling potential: a new possibility * The basic model * The characteristics of a manager-coach 2. The definition of coaching * A typical definition * The spectrum of coaching skills * Leadership, management and coaching * Mentoring, counselling and coaching * Effective coaching 3. Managing a coaching session * The GROW model 4. The key skills of coaching * Listening * Raising awareness * Asking questions * Don??t get stuck, get interested 5. Feedback, suggestions and advice * Giving feedback * Making suggestions * Giving advice * Instructing and telling * A final thought 6. Creativity and looking to the future * Creating the future * Innovation or getting unstuck?? * Generating success criteria 7. Applications * A distinction: formal and informal coaching * Some useful applications 8. Implementation * Seven ways to start coaching * Common pitfalls * The coaching relationship * A typical coaching programme 9. Team coaching * Releasing the potential of teams * The dynamics of teams * Techniques to reduce interference in teams * Using the GROW model in team coaching * A typical team-coaching programme 10. Being a coach * People have huge potential * People have a unique map of reality-not-reality * People have good intentions * People achieve their own objectives 11. Developing as a coach * Practise, practise, practise * Other aids to developmentshow more

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