Leadership coaching is vital to today’s most successful organizations. In fact, around half of the top companies for leaders now assign coaches to their most promising employees. And more organizations are catching on every day.
The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching is a landmark resource that presents a variety of perspectives and best practices from today’s top executive coaches. It provides valuable guidance on exactly what the best coaches are now doing to get the most out of leaders, for now and into the future.
Revealing core philosophies, critical capabilities, and the secrets of coaching success, this one-of-a-kind guide includes essays from fifty top coaches, including Ken Blanchard, Michael Hammer, Sally Helgesen, Frances Hesselbein, Beverly Kaye, Jim Kouzes, C.K. Prahalad, Noel M. Tichy, Dave Ulrich, and many others. The essays here are divided into five distinct categories—behavioral, leadership development, career/life transitions, organizational change, and strategy—offering unparalleled coverage of every aspect of leadership coaching.
The contributors offer in-depth discussions on topics such as selecting the right coach, maximizing the impact of coaching, and leveraging the latest trends and strategies. The book also includes the newest research and practical tools such as checklists, performance assessments, and quick tips. Packed with astute personal observations, detailed analyses, helpful best practices, and cutting-edge ideas, this practical guide is the definitive source for those who want (or need) to master the art and practice of coaching leaders.
Leadership coaching has emerged as a powerful tool for accelerating the performance of promising executives and attaining competitive advantage through that talent. The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching provides everything that you need to employ that tool with (and for) maximum impact.