Tao of Coaching: Boost Your Effectiveness at Work by Inspiring and Developing Those Around You Paperback – 16 Jan 2003
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Max Landsberg successfully demystifies the murky world of motivation and offers highly practical advice with his customary insight and humour. -- Ben Cannon - Director of Training and Development, Goldman Sachs & Co
Successful leaders inspire ordinary people to achieve the extraordinary. This book will help you get the best out of your colleagues and yourself. -- Christopher Rodrigues - Group Chief Executive, Bradford and Bingley Building Society
The wise invest in motivating people. This book shows you how. -- Charles Alexander - Managing Director. Lehman Brothers
This book is a rich and vivid mix of serious theory, witty practise and handy models. It left me full of ideas and thoroughly motivated. -- Rita Clifton - Chief Executive, Interbrand
Coaching is the key to realising the potential of your employees, your organisation and yourself. The good news is that becoming a great coach requires nurturing just a few simple skills and habits. This bestselling and classic business book, now revised and relaunched, takes you through the stages needed to implement coaching to maximum effect. Easy to read and apply, the book provides the techniques and tools of coaching that are vital for anyone who wants to develop a team of people who will perform effectively and who will relish working with you. Since its publication in 1996, it has become the bible for the coaching manager.See all Product description
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Max's follows his definition of coaching by tracking the adventures of a person called Alex, ending each short story with a summary of the lessons assimilated by Alex. The whole coaching element is very nice presented and each short story contains valuable lessons. The book gives an introduction to what coaching is and can be. It is a small book but densely packed with insights, techniques, and tips. Although I have read the book some years ago I still take it with me on business travels to refresh some of the knowledge offered.
Excellent as a basic introduction to coaching!
"Coaching aims to enhance the performance and learning ability of others. It involves giving feedback, but it also includes other techniques such as motivation and effective questioning. And for a manager-coach it includes recognizing the coachee's readiness to undertake a particular task, in terms of both their will and skill. Overall, the coach is aiming for the coachee to help her - or himself. And it is a dynamic interaction - it does not rely on a one-way flow of telling or instruction."
1 Contemplating coaching at work
2 Asking versus telling
3 Eliciting feedback
4 Correcting common coaching myths
5 Giving feedback
6 Structuring the coaching session
7 Diagnosing individuals' different styles
8 Find and avoiding your coaching blocks
9 Coaching in a hurry
10 Taking account of others' skill and will
11 Overcoming a reluctance to being coached
13 Recognising cultural differences
14 Starting teams well
15 Coaching caveats
16 Giving feedback upwards
18 Reflecting on coaching - a summary
Max Landsberg offers 3 books actually called "The tools of leadership", "The tao of motivation" and "The tao of coaching". Each book follows a similar pattern of telling, explaining and even showing funny cartoons to illustrate the stories even further. Each sub story is lovely presented and packaged so you can easily digest the lessons. The 3 books are excellent as a first and basic introduction to leadership, coaching or motivating staff. Each of them is highly recommended!