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Coaching Leaders: Guiding People Who Guide Others

ISBN: 978-0-7879-7714-6
336 pages
August 2013, Jossey-Bass
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Description

Coaching Leaders is written for coaches who are in the challenging position of working with leaders and helping them excel as the top executives and managers in their organizations. The book is filled with illustrative examples from Daniel White’s practice as a successful executive coach. His clients’ stories reveal the human drama of becoming a leader and explore the courageous and fascinating accomplishments these individuals have achieved in order to grow professionally. These stories also clearly show how a skilled coach adjusts to meet an individual client’s personality and targeted challenge. Coaching Leaders includes a wide variety of effective coaching concepts and the information needed to guide leaders and help them maintain the motivation to change; battle anxiety, fear, and resistance; and achieve emotional intelligence.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Author.

Part One: On Leaders and Leadership.

Chapter 1: Why Coach Leaders?

Chapter 2: What Is Leadership?

Part Two: The Practice of Coaching.

Chapter 3: The Nature of Coaching.

Chapter 4: The Process of Behavioral Change.

Chapter 5: The Phases of Change.

Chapter 6: Self-Knowledge.

Chapter 7: Motives for Change.

Chapter 8: Steps in the Coaching Process.

Chapter 9: Coaching Skills and Techniques.

Chapter 10: Coaching Perspectives.

Chapter 11: Forces That Interfere with Growth.

Chapter 12: The Timing of Learning and Change.

Part Three: Coaching Applications and Marketing.

Chapter 13: Distinctive Approaches to Coaching.

Chapter 14: Coaching Themes Familiar and Unique.

Chapter 15: The Business of Coaching.

Bibliography.

Index of Cases.

Index.

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Author Information

Daniel White is the managing director of Discovery Consulting, a firm specializing in coaching and training leaders. He also leads a training group for new coaches and founded a learning group for senior coaches.
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