Coaching Book Summary: The Coach
Not everyone likes to read a book from cover to cover. Not
everyone likes to spend hours searching for books of value.
So, for those who like to pick and choose what they read,
we have put together an overview of The Coach: Creating
Partnerships for a Competitive Edge. This coaching
book will provide some insight to what good leadership and
coaching should look like.
Chapter One - About this coaching book
This book begins by providing a summary of what leader-employee
relationships should look like. Coaching plays a central role
in creating and maintaining partner-oriented relationships.
Chapter Two - Memories Never Die
This chapter explores an intriguing story about a manager
faced with a challenging coaching opportunity. As the story
unfolds, the manager encounters obstacles and then discovers
actions that are needed to be a successful coach.
Chapter Three - The Eight Step Coaching Model
This chapter is a summary discussion of behaviors CMOE has
discovered from the study and research of effective coaches.
The coaching model introduced in this chapter represents a
road map for holding a successful coaching meeting.
Chapter Four - The Five Levels of Coaching
Many coaching situations are light, easy and fun. However,
others are challenging, serious and painful. All five levels
require a different approach and mind set. Read this chapter
and learn how to ?tweak? the Coaching Model to give you the
best possible outcome for each situation.
Chapter Five - Versatile Coaching
This chapter discusses personalities and individual differences.
How do you adjust your coaching approach to accommodate and
assimilate the wonderful uniqueness in our personalities?
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is used as an example of how
to understand personalities and flex your coaching style.
Chapter Six - Supporting Skills
The authors present the skills that make the Eight Step Coaching
Model a positive and collaborative experience for the leader
and employee. This chapter contains specific hints for managers
to follow when using the Eight Step Coaching Model.
Chapter Seven - The Coach's Contribution
Explores a range of potential problems the manager must plan
for. The manager's response to these issues will determine
how he/she will approach and orchestrate the coaching meeting.
Chapter Eight - Coaching Lesson from the World of
This section talks about the differences and similarities
between these very different environments. There are good
and bad lessons from the often over-exposed world of sports.
This is one contrast that many business coaching books do
Chapter Nine - Positive Motivational Coaching
The book takes the coaching model beyond working with specific
problems to coaching the above average performer or the employee
who has not performance problem but needs a challenge or more
job satisfaction in order to contribute to the organization.
Chapter Ten - Finding a Coach
This chapter explores the criteria for selecting a personal
coach and how to work out an understanding or agreement with
someone who can fulfill the coaching role for you.
Chapter Eleven - Coaching at Executive Levels
Here the authors talk about focusing the Coaching process
on executive level relationships, performance issues, team
leadership, and adapting to change. Many people assume that
people who rise to the top are excluded from coaching initiatives.
This can be a disastrous assumption and one that is thoroughly
explored in this chapter.
Chapter Twelve - Concluding Thoughts
This section provides a number of ideas that help put the
entire coaching process into perspective (Beyond Coaching,
Group Problem Solving, etc.). Look at these as bonus ideas
to help make what you have learned even more effective.
At the back of this coaching book, you will find a planning
guide for coaching sessions and a summary of the training
design CMOE has used to teach these concepts and skills to
hundreds of thousands of managers around the world.
The Coach: Creating Partnerships for a Competitive
Edge and our latest coaching book Win-Win Partnerships:
Be on the Leading Edge of Synergistic Coaching can
be purchased at our online bookstore. To learn more about
the highly successful Coaching Skills Workshop, contact a
CMOE representative at (888) 262-2499.
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