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Coached to Lead: How to Achieve Extraordinary Results with an Executive Coach

ISBN: 978-1-118-43114-6
272 pages
April 2006, Jossey-Bass
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Coached to Lead is the first consumer’s guide to executive coaching. Drawing on her twenty years of experience and direct research with an elite international clientele, renowned CEO coach Susan Battley offers step-by-step advice for achieving the same extraordinary results that top leaders get from executive coaching. Filled with insider tips, engaging real-life cases, and handy checklists and sample documents, Coached to Lead will help anyone who considers working with a professional coach to make smart decisions that maximize valuable resources. Battley reveals all the insider secrets about coaching—how to determine your coaching readiness, how to choose the right coach, and how to use a winning five-step coaching model. She covers all the issues commonly raised as well as not-so-obvious situations and troubleshooting.
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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xvii

1 Ten Myths About Executive Coaching 1

2 Is Executive Coaching Right for You? 20

3 How to Pick Your Perfect Coach 41

4 Terms of Engagement 64

5 The Five-Step Coaching Model 84

6 Assess for Success 104

7 Your Powerhouse Action Plan 125

8 Action and Impact 147

9 Reviewing Results That Matter 168

10 Sensitive and Sticky Coaching Situations 191

11 Supervisor and Sponsor Playbook 213

Bibliography 235

Index 239

About the Author 249

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Susan Battley, Psy.D., Ph.D., is an internationally renowned executive coach and authority on leadership and organization effectiveness. She has worked with Fortune 500 CEOs, Nobel laureates, and university presidents. Commended by the Clinton White House Office of Science and Technology for her media work in leadership, she has been a featured expert on leadership behavior on CNN, CNBC, and NPR, as well as in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Battley is founder and CEO of Battley Performance Consulting.
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