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Coaching for Leadership: The Practice of Leadership Coaching from the World's Greatest Coaches, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7879-7763-4
288 pages
October 2005, Pfeiffer
Coaching for Leadership: The Practice of Leadership Coaching from the World


When it was published in 2000, Coaching for Leadership became an instant classic in the field of executive coaching. This second edition updates and expands on the original book and brings together the best executive coaches who offer a basic understanding of how coaching works, why it works, and how leaders can make the best use of the coaching process. This thoroughly revised edition reflects recent changes in coaching practices, includes well-researched best practices, and provides additional guidance and tools from the greatest leadership coaches from around the world. Each chapter in this important volume addresses a proven application, offers key principles of practice, and highlights critical learning points.
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Table of Contents



Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.


About the Editors.


1. The Accomplished Leader (Laurence S. Lyons).

2. Coaching and Consultation Revisited: Are They the Same? (Edgar H. Schein).

3. Situational Leadership and Executive Coaching (Paul Hersey and Roger Chevalier).

4. Coaching for Behavioral Change (Marshall Goldsmith).


5. Try Feedforward Instead of Feedback (Marshall Goldsmith).

6. Making Coaching Work: Ten Easy Steps (Marc Effron).

7. Leading on Purpose: What Do You Care About? (Richard J. Leider).

8. Coaching for Effective Action: A Core Leadership Process (Victoria A. Guthrie and John R. Alexander).

9. Coaching Others to Accept Feedback (Joe Folkman).

10. Selling Up Is Leading Up: Coaching Your Manager Can Be Just as Important as Coaching Your Direct Reports (John Baldoni and Marshall Goldsmith).


11. Coaching at the Heart of Strategy (Laurence S. Lyons).

12. Crossing Over: Making the Transition from Executive to Executive Coach (Brian Tracy).

13. Surviving the Transition from Line Manager to Executive Coach (David Noer).

14. Coaching Business Leaders (Richard Gauthier and David Giber).

15. Coaching and Culture: Toward the Global Coach (Michel Moral and Pamela Warnock).

16. When Leaders Are Coaches (James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner).

17. Coaching the Coaches (David Ulrich).

18. Why Coaching Clients Give Up and How Effective Goal Setting Can Make a Positive Difference (Marshall Goldsmith and Kelly Goldsmith).


19. Case Study: Coaching for Change at Aventis (Laurence S. Lyons).

20. The Experience of Siemens in Spain (Marta H. Williams, Carlos J. Paulet, and Rebeca Arroyo).

21. The General Mills & Pillsbury Merger (Kevin D. Wilde).

22. The Agilent Technologies Story: Coaching Across the Enterprise (Brian O. Underhill, Dianne Anderson, and Robert A. Silva).

23. e-Coaching: Using the New Technology to Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders (Marshall Goldsmith).

24. Career Development: Anytime, Anyplace (Beverly L. Kaye).

25. Coaching in the Midst of Diversity (R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.).

26. Coaching Executives: Women Succeeding Globally (Nancy J. Adler).


Pfeiffer Publications Guide.

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Author Information

Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, measurable change in behavior for themselves, their people, and their teams. The American Management Association recently named Goldsmith as one of the fifty great thinkers and business leaders who have influenced the field of management over the last eighty years.

Laurence Lyons specializes in coaching directors and senior executives. Lyons is described by Henley Management College as a leading authority on organizational development and by the United Kingdom Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development as an internationally-renowned expert on technology, business, and work.

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Chapter 3
Coaching Executives for Business Results, by Alyssa M. Freas
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Chapter 4
Roots and Boundaries of Executive Coaching, by Elizabeth and Gifford Pinchot
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Coaching Coaches, by Richard Beckhard
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Becoming a Coach for the Teams You Lead, by Thomas G. Crane
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Mentoring as Partnership, by Chip R. Bell
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Coaching From Below, by Deepak (Dick) Sethi
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Chapter 15
Starting Smart: Clarifying Coaching Goals and Roles, by Robert Witherspoon
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Chapter 17
The Coach-Leadership Moment, by James A. Belasco
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Chapter 18
Learning Strategies for Newly Appointed Leaders, by Julie M. Johnson
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Chapter 19
Continuous Improvement in Place of Training, by Liz Thach and Tom Heinselman
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Chapter 20
Re-Grooving Critical Behavior, by David Allen
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Chapter 24
Decision Velocity: A Target for Coaching, by Alan Fine
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Chapter 25
Coaching Leaders with 3x3 Feedback, by Bert Decker
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Chapter 26
Interpersonal Techniques for Leaders, by Judith M. Bardwick
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Chapter 28
Coaching for Organizational Change, by Bill Hawkins and Tom Pettey
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Chapter 31
The Stanley International?Latin American Division Case Study, by Robert M. Fulmer
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Coaching Free Agents, by Marshall Goldsmith, Iain Somerville, and Cathy Greenberg-Walt
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