The Coaching Manager
Change lives through Effective Coaching.
The authors asks:
- Are you a manager?
- Are you looking to become a manager?
- Do you coach managers?
- Are you looking to move from management into coaching?
and suggests that, if you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you.
He goes on to suggest that coaching changes lives – for the coached and the coach because coaching is about empowering people to dramatically improve their performance – in this case – in the workplace.
When we think ‘coach’, we naturally think sport – after all, the best golfer in the world, Tiger Woods - has a coach. Still even after winning all those trophies.
So why should the workplace be any different?
Finally the business world is recognizing and taking more notice of the role of ‘coach’ in performance, and because most managers are not naturally ‘coaches’, even though it is a skill like any other, which can be learned, this e-book has been written to address that anomoly.
It will share some do’s and don’ts and real life examples of the best ways to coach in a management environment.
However, the book does come with a warning, because no-one can become an effective coach simply by reading about the skills; the skills have to be translated into action and only practice will create a great coach.
In the 17 very comprehensive chapters you will discover:
- What coaching is (and what it isn’t)
- The requisites and pre-suppositions
- Contracting (making an agreement between the parties)
- Building report
- Understanding behavioural styles
- The Grow model (Goal, reality, options, wrap-up)
- Listening and giving and receiving feedback
- The 10 most common mistakes
- The 10 steps to building trust
- Blocks and barriers to being a good coach
- The 7 habits of effective coaching managers
- Motivation (the skill/will matrix)
- 7 points about blame
- Understanding the challenge of stress
- 5 Case studies