Coaching for Performance: Growing Human Potential and Purpose: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-30
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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The bestselling bible of the coaching industry provides an in-depth look into maximizing performance. This revised and expanded fourth edition has four new chapters including a critical examination of the future of coaching and its applications in times of crisis and change.

Author Biography

Sir John Whitmore has received the President's Award from the International Coach Federation in recognition for his work in the coaching field. He consults and lectures widely on coaching and team working for business with Performance Consultants International (www.performanceconsultants.com). He has written five books on sports, leadership and coaching, of which Coaching for Performance is the best known, having sold over 500, 000 copies and been translated into over 20 different languages. After running businesses in the UK, Switzerland and the US, Sir John founded Inner Game Ltd with Timothy Gallwey, which has been highly influential in introducing new approaches to sports and business training. He began his career as a professional racing driver, driving for the highly successful Ford team at Le Mans and winning both the British and European Saloon Car championships in the 1960s.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Principles of Coachingp. 7
What Is Coaching?p. 9
The Manager as Coachp. 20
The Nature of Changep. 27
The Nature of Coachingp. 33
Effective Questionsp. 44
The Sequence of Questioningp. 53
Goal Settingp. 58
What Is Reality?p. 67
What Options Do You Have?p. 79
What Will You Do?p. 85
The Practice of Coachingp. 93
What Is Performance?p. 95
Learning and Enjoymentp. 100
Motivation and Self-Beliefp. 106
Coaching for Meaning and Purposep. 118
Feedback and Assessmentp. 123
The Development of a Teamp. 134
Coaching Teamsp. 142
Overcoming Barriers to Coachingp. 148
The Multiple Benefits of Coachingp. 156
Leadership for High Performancep. 165
The Challenge to Leadersp. 167
The Foundation of Leadershipp. 176
The Qualities of Leadershipp. 186
Transformation through Transpersonal Coachingp. 199
Emotional Intelligencep. 201
Tools of Transpersonal Psychologyp. 205
The Future Focus of Coachingp. 221
Appendix: Some solutions to the nine dot exercisep. 227
Bibliographyp. 229
Acknowledgmentsp. 231
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