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|Author||: Michael Bungay Stanier|
|Editor||: Box of Crayons Press|
Coaching is an essential skill for leaders. But for most busy, overworked managers, coaching employees is done badly, or not at all. They're just too busy, and it's too hard to change. But what if managers could coach their people in 10 minutes or less? In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Coaching is an art and it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer, or unleash a solution. Giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. It can also mean unlearning our ''fix it'' habits. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and support. And, he guides us through the tricky part - how to take this new information and turn it into habits and a daily practice. -Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how---by saying less and asking more--you can develop coaching methods that produce great results. - Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question - Stay on track during any interaction with The AWE Question - Save hours of time for yourself with The Lazy Question, and hours of time for others with The Strategic Question - Get to the heart of any interpersonal or external challenge with The Focus Question and The Foundation Question - Finally, ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question A fresh, innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turn practical advice into practiced habits. Dynamic question-and-answer sections help identify old habits and kick-start new behaviour, making sure you get the most out of all seven chapters. Witty and conversational, The Coaching Habit takes your work--and your workplace--from good to great.
|Author||: Michael Bungay Stanier|
|Editor||: Workman Publishing|
A self-coaching book that helps you find challenging, fulfilling, and impactful work “in a manner similar to What Color Is Your Parachute?” (Seattle Pi). When you’re up to your eyeballs answering emails, returning phone calls, attending meetings, and scrambling to get that project done, you can turn to this inspirational, motivating, and at times playful book for invaluable guidance. In fifteen exercises, Do More Great Work shows how you can finally do more of the work that pushes you forward, stretches your creativity, and truly satisfies you. The exercises are “maps”—brilliantly simple visual tools that help you find, start, and sustain Great Work, revealing how to: Find clues to your own Great Work—they’re all around you Locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do Generate new ideas and possibilities quickly Best manage your overwhelming workload Double the likelihood that you’ll do what you want to do All it takes is ten minutes a day, a pencil, and a willingness to change. Do More Great Work will not only help you identify what the Great Work of your life is, it will tell you how to do it. “Great work really does come in small packages! This little book is a dynamo of ‘great work truths.’” —Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Triggers “[Stanier] has an ability to shake our tree and make us more conscious and responsible. And the best part—he makes it easy and fun.” —David Allen, New York Times–bestselling author of Getting Things Done
|Author||: Michael Bungay Stanier|
|Editor||: Page Two|
From the author of the runaway bestseller The Coaching Habit comes an authoritative guide to getting the most out of your workforce--and it all starts with curbing your urge to dole out advice. In The Advice Trap, bestselling author, speaker, and leadership coach Michael Bungay Stanier shares his invaluable insights into developing team members' professional performance, using tips that even the busiest managers can put into play. Learn how to confront and quell the three advice monsters that lurk inside us all, and how to resist the seven temptations that can ensnare even the most well-meaning manager. With his trademark wit and wisdom, Michael shows you exactly how to ask questions that drive impact and engagement, eliminate the negative and accentuate the positive. He takes you through examples of common problem situations, and reveals how to overcome them by using his everyday coaching tips. Finally, he shows you how to attain the highest level of engagement with his "blackbelt" tools of employee interaction: transparency, lightness and deep appreciation. A companion to The Coaching Habit, The Advice Trap gives you the power to say less, ask more--and change how you lead forever.
|Author||: Michael Bungay Stanier|
|Editor||: Page Two|
We unlock our greatness by working on the hard things. Coaching expert and bestselling author Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS) is on a mission: to help people achieve their most ambitious, daunting, worthy projects. But how can you get across the threshold so you can make bolder, more courageous choices in other areas of your life? The secret doesn’t lie in mastering new habits and hacks; it’s about downloading a new operating system for your life. MBS shows you how to regain power and make forward progression on projects and dreams that are meaningful to you. First, figure out The Plan. Be unabashedly ambitious for yourself and the world, commit to the work of hard change, and begin your hero’s journey. Then, follow The Threshold Process. Set a worthy goal, weigh the prizes and punishments of acting (or not acting), and then take the first steps toward that goal. Instead of doubting yourself, fearing you’ll make a mistake, and feeling like you need to play “small” so you don’t disrupt the status quo, start showing up for yourself so you can show up for the world. Don’t regret a life half-lived. Stepping up and pursuing your dreams is hard ... and it’s exhilarating, and it’s important. Let MBS show you how to get clear, get confident, and start anything that matters.
|Author||: Henry Kimsey-House,Karen Kimsey-House,Phillip Sandahl,Laura Whitworth|
|Editor||: Nicholas Brealey|
When Co-Active Coaching was first released in 1998, this pioneering work set the stage for what has become a cultural and business phenomenon and helped launch the profession of coaching. Published in more than ten languages now, this book has been used as the definitive resource in dozens of corporate, professional development and university-based coaching programs as well as by thousands of individuals looking to elevate their communication, relationship and coaching skills. This fully revised third edition of Co-Active Coaching has been updated to reflect the expanded vision of the newly up.
|Author||: John Whitmore|
|Editor||: Nicholas Brealey|
Coaching delivers high performance in you, your team, and your organization. "Coaching for Performance is the proven resource for all coaches and pioneers of the future of coaching." - Magdalena N. Mook, CEO, International Coach Federation (ICF) "Shines a light on what it takes to create high performance." - John McFarlane, Chairman, Barclays, Chairman, TheCityUK Coaching for Performance is the definitive book for coaches, leaders, talent managers and professionals around the world. An international bestseller, featuring the influential GROW model, this book is the founding text of the coaching profession. It explains why enabling people to bring the best out of themselves is the key to driving productivity, growth, and engagement. A meaningful coaching culture has the potential to transform the relationship between organizations and employees and to put both on the path to long-term success. Written by Sir John Whitmore, the pioneer of coaching, and Performance Consultants, the global market leaders in performance coaching, this extensively revised and extended edition will revolutionize the traditional approach to organizational culture. Brand-new practical exercises, corporate examples, coaching dialogues, and a glossary strengthen the learning process, whilst a critical new chapter demonstrates how to measure the benefits of coaching as a return on investment, ensuring this landmark new edition will remain at the forefront of professional coaching and leadership development.
|Author||: Dave Ulrich,Norm Smallwood,Kate Sweetman|
|Editor||: Harvard Business Press|
What makes a great leader? It's a question that has been tackled by thousands. In fact, there are literally tens of thousands of leadership studies, theories, frameworks, models, and recommended best practices. But where are the clear, simple answers we need for our daily work lives? Are there any? Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood, and Kate Sweetman set out to answer these questions—to crack the code of leadership. Drawing on decades of research experience, the authors conducted extensive interviews with a variety of respected CEOs, academics, experienced executives, and seasoned consultants—and heard the same five essentials repeated again and again. These five rules became The Leadership Code. In The Leadership Code, the authors break down great leadership into day-to-day actions, so that you know what to do Monday morning. Crack the leadership code—and take your leadership to the next level.
|Author||: Tiago Forte|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A revolutionary approach to enhancing productivity, creating flow, and vastly increasing your ability to capture, remember, and benefit from the unprecedented amount of information all around us. For the first time in history, we have instantaneous access to the world’s knowledge. There has never been a better time to learn, to contribute, and to improve ourselves. Yet, rather than feeling empowered, we are often left feeling overwhelmed by this constant influx of information. The very knowledge that was supposed to set us free has instead led to the paralyzing stress of believing we’ll never know or remember enough. Now, this eye-opening and accessible guide shows how you can easily create your own personal system for knowledge management, otherwise known as a Second Brain. As a trusted and organized digital repository of your most valued ideas, notes, and creative work synced across all your devices and platforms, a Second Brain gives you the confidence to tackle your most important projects and ambitious goals. Discover the full potential of your ideas and translate what you know into more powerful, more meaningful improvements in your work and life by Building a Second Brain.
|Author||: Tony Stoltzfus|
The single most important skill in coaching is asking powerful questions. In this volume, master coach trainer Tony Stoltzfus joins with 12 other professional coaches to present dozens of valuable asking tools, models and exercises, then illustrates these coaching strategies with over 1,000 examples of penetrating questions. Covering the gamut from basic techniques like options and actions to advanced concepts such as challenge and reframing, Coaching Questions is a book that will find a home on any coach's short list of handy references. Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills includes:1. Dozens of asking tools, models, and strategies.2. The top ten asking mistakes coaches make, and how to correct each one.3. Nearly 1200 examples of powerful questions from real coaching situations.4. Destiny discovery tools organized in a four-part life-purpose model .5. Overviews of 15 popular coaching niches, with a tool and examples for each.6. A schedule of training exercises to help you become a "Master of Asking".
|Author||: Marcia Reynolds|
|Editor||: Berrett-Koehler Publishers|
From a founding member of the coaching movement comes a detailed guide to mastering one of a coach's toughest skills: thoughtfully reflecting clients' words and expressions back to them so they see themselves and their world through new eyes. “Coaches rely far too much on asking open-ended questions,” says Marcia Reynolds. But questions only seek answers—inquiry provides insight. When, instead of just questions, clients hear their thoughts, opinions, and beliefs spoken by someone else, it prompts them to critically consider how their thinking affects their goals. Reynolds cites the latest brain science to show why reflective inquiry works and provides techniques, tips, and structures for creating breakthrough conversations. This book will free coaches from the cult of asking the magical question by offering five essential practices of reflective inquiry: focus on the person, not the problem; summarize what is heard and expressed; identify underlying beliefs and assumptions; unwrap the desired outcome; and articulate insights and commitments. Using these practices, combined with a respectful and caring presence, helps create a space where clients feel safe, seen, and valued for who they are. Coaches become change agents who actively recharge the human spirit. And clients naturally dive deeper and develop personalized solutions that may surprise even the coach.
|Author||: Kathryn Kee,Karen Anderson,Vicky Dearing,Edna Harris,Frances Shuster|
|Editor||: Corwin Press|
Discover how RESULTS coaching can foster continuous growth and improvement in your entire staff! RESULTS coaching is a leadership model based on coaching relationships with staff members to help them grow as professionals. Built upon the International Coach Federation standards and coaching competencies, this resource for “coach-leaders” offers: A navigation system for creative thinking and solution finding Effective communication methods, such as committed listening, powerful paraphrasing, and reflective feedback Testimonials of coach-leaders describing the impact of results coaching Strategies, tools, and questions for conducting open and reflective conversations
|Author||: Matt Tenney,Tim Gard|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
The one habit that can improve almost every leadership skill There is a simple practice that can improve nearly every component of leadership excellence and it doesn't require adding anything to your busy schedule. In The Mindfulness Edge, you'll discover how a subtle inner shift, called mindfulness, can transform things that you already do every day into opportunities to become a better leader. Author Matt Tenney has trained leaders around the world in the practice of mindfulness. In this book, he partners with neuroscientist Tim Gard, PhD, to offer step-by-step, practical guidance for quickly and seamlessly integrating mindfulness training into your daily life—rewiring your brain in ways that improve both the ‘hard' and ‘soft' skills of leadership. In this book, you'll learn how mindfulness training helps you: Quickly improve business acumen and your impact on the bottom line Become more innovative and attract/retain innovative team members Develop the emotional intelligence essential for creating and sustaining a winning culture Realize the extraordinary leadership presence that inspires greatness in others The authors make a compelling case for why mindfulness training may be the 'ultimate success habit.' In addition to helping you improve the most essential elements of highly effective leadership, mindfulness training can help you discover unconditional happiness and realize incredible meaning—professionally and personally.
|Author||: Lee J. Colan,Julie Davis-Colan|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
Positive Coaching Mindset x Positive Coaching Habits = Winning Results and Relationships Most coaching books focus on skills and scripts. But without the right mindset, those skills and scripts will not yield the response and results your want from your team. When you have a positive mindset, you are able to see more opportunities for growth and improvement. Coaching is not just about investing in others—it’s about investing in yourself. When you grow, you can better help others grow. The Power of Positive Coaching shows you how to elevate your coaching game and drive winning results and relationships. Acclaimed coaches Lee Colan, Ph.D. and Julie Davis-Colan reveal how to build a positive coaching mindset that you can use to apply the five positive coaching habits With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to: •Develop a more positive mindset to leverage on the job and in your personal life•Build proven, positive coaching habits by using simple tools and techniques•Inspire better results and relationships on your team •Explain the circle of consequences to gain alignment•Ask purposeful questions to ignite engagement•Involve your team to reduce the eight areas of waste to enlist ownership•Measure performance with relevant scoreboards to enhance accountability•Appreciate the people behind your employees to deepen commitment. Apply The Power of Positive Coaching, and create a positive ripple effect throughout your team, your business, and your life.
|Author||: Alexandra Watkins|
|Editor||: Berrett-Koehler Publishers|
Every year, 6 million companies and more than 100,000 products are launched. They all need an awesome name, but many (such as Xobni, Svbtle, and Doostang) look like the results of a drunken Scrabble game. In this entertaining and engaging book, ace naming consultant Alexandra Watkins explains how anyone—even noncreative types—can create memorable and buzz-worthy brand names. No degree in linguistics required. The heart of the book is Watkins's proven SMILE and SCRATCH Test—two acronyms for what makes or breaks a name. She also provides up-to-date advice, like how to make sure that Siri spells your name correctly and how to nab an available domain name. And you'll see dozens of examples—the good, the bad, and the “so bad she gave them an award.” Alexandra Watkins is not afraid to name names.
|Author||: Elizabeth Penney|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Paperbacks|
Welcome to the first in the Apron Shop mystery series by Elizabeth Penney, set in the quaint village of Blueberry Cove, Maine where an expert seamstress turned amateur sleuth is getting measured for murder. . . Iris Buckley is sew ready for a change. After the death of her beloved grandfather, Iris decides to stay in her Maine hometown to help out her widowed grandmother, Anne—and bring her online hand-made apron designs to real-time retail life. Her and Anne’s shop, Ruffles & Bows, is set to include all the latest and vintage linen fashions, a studio for sewing groups and classes, and a friendly orange cat. The only thing that they were not planning to have on the property? A skeleton in the basement Anne recognizes the remains of an old friend, and when a second body shows up in the apron shop—this time their corrupt landlord, whom Anne had been feuding with for decades—she becomes a prime suspect. Now, it’s up to Iris to help clear her name. Enlisting the help of her old high-school crush Ian Stewart who, like certain fabrics, has only gotten better-looking with age and her plucky BFF Madison Morris, Iris must piece together an investigation to find out who the real killer is. . .and find a way to keep her brand-new business from being scrapped in the process.
|Author||: Will Mancini,Warren Bird|
|Editor||: B&H Publishing Group|
Is your team excited about the next big dream for your church? You are a visionary leader and your church probably has a vision statement. Yet most churches are stuck in a trap of generic communication without a truly visionary plan. Just like a visionary restaurant needs a more specific focus than “serving food,” a visionary church needs something more than biblical generalizations like “loving God, loving people” or “making disciples and serving the world.” When a team doesn’t share an understanding of God’s next big dream, leadership grows tired, overworked by an “all things to all people” ministry approach. Too often there’s no unified picture of what success looks like. People can feel uninspired and your church’s programming can seem more optional than ever. Ministry without clarity is insanity. Are you ready for a better way? In this groundbreaking work, based on Will Mancini’s 15 years and over 10,000 hours of church team facilitation, God Dreams reveals a simple and powerful planning method that will bring energy and focus to your church like never before. First, God Dreams shows how to reclaim the role of long-range vision today by providing 12 vision templates, each with biblical, historical and contemporary illustrations. These vision starters will dramatically accelerate your team's ability to find complete agreement regarding your church's future. Second, God Dreams explains how to overcome the fruitless planning efforts that many church teams experience. With a tool called the Horizon Storyline, leaders can connect short-term action steps with the long-range dream, while leveraging the power of storytelling to make the plan “stick.” This tool will galvanize a diverse team of ministry leaders and volunteers with unprecedented enthusiasm. Imagine leading with a refreshed sense of freedom and confidence, with a totally new way to inspire your church. Imagine the ability to harness the energy and resources of your people towards a specific dream of gospel impact, in your church and in your lifetime. God Dreams is your passport to leading into a better future.
|Author||: Ginger Cockerham|
My longtime colleague Ginger Cockerham has provided a must-have/must-read blueprint for all coaches who want to launch and thrive in a group coaching practice. Even those considering their options would do well to consult this step-by-step model, complete with a rich set of examples and case studies. It’s all here, presented with a clear and engaging approach. —JUDY FELD, MCC, MS, AUTHOR OF SMARTMATCH ALLIANCES, PAST PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION, COFOUNDER, EXECUTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL COACHING PROGRAM, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS Ginger is the definitive expert and master of this realm of coaching. Her book reflects her commitment to learning, impact, and excellence in group coaching. —GARRY SCHLEIFER, PCC, ICF VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLISHER AND CEO, CHOICE THE MAGAZINE OF PROFESSIONAL COACHING Ginger has designed a clear blueprint for enrolling and coaching groups of like-minded or positioned people. When I reviewed the manuscript I thought aloud, “I wish I had written this!” —DARELYN DJ MITSCH, MCC, PAST PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION, AND AUTHOR OF TEAM ADVANTAGE, THE COMPLETE COACHING GUIDE FOR TEAM TRANSFORMATION, PFEIFFER/WILEY 2010 Ginger has done a magnificent job in creating a practical and up-to-date approach to successfully coaching groups. Not only has she provided excellent tools, but she also shares case studies that bring the tools to life. This book is a must-have for anyone that is considering coaching groups. —PAMELA RICHARDE, MCC, DIRECTOR OF TRAINING, COACHINC.COM, PAST PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION When it comes to group coaching, Ginger Cockerham is the master. She knows the powerful formula for turning a group of people into big results. In her new book, Group Coaching: A Comprehensive Blueprint, you can tap into this magic formula for your own coaching groups” —KAY CANNON, MBA, MCC, PAST PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION If you want to be a great coach either in private practice or as a team leader in an organization, then you must study and live this book on group coaching by Coach Ginger. With this book you will learn, step-by-step, how to create vibrant winning environments for people through the group coaching experience. With these tools you will attract the right players to your team, create a deep sense of community and provide a forum for shared wisdom, full self-expression, and extraordinary results. Read it. Live it. Share it. —COACH DAVE BUCK, MBA, MCC, CEO COACHVILLE AND LIFEVILLE Whether you want to become a coach or just want to improve your coaching skills, Group Coaching can help you create a successful and sustainable business helping individuals, companies, and organizations achieve their objectives. Ginger Cockerham, an executive coach with an international group coaching business, shares how to build and hone your coaching skills. You’ll learn • differences between group coaching and traditional methods of leading and facilitating; • skills, tools, and processes for developing and enhancing your expertise; • marketing strategies to attract ongoing groups to coach. As you explore multiple group coaching case studies and models from experienced coaches and coach teams, you’ll discover how to create an environment of collaboration. This, in turn, helps your clients enhance their creativity and success. Get insider information on what works well and what to avoid in group coaching with this detailed guidebook. Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge you need to excel as a coach with Group Coaching: A Comprehensive Blueprint.
|Author||: Becky Hall|
|Editor||: Practical Inspiration Publishing|
Ever feel like you aren’t Enough? Overwhelmed by too many demands? Concerned about over-consumption and the climate crisis? You’re not alone. The Art of Enough is the challenge of our age. In a world full of pressure to be more, do more and consume more, this practical guidebook will help you find your own version of Enough. Enough is a springboard for self-belief, a healthy work pace and sustainable living, so you can move from striving to thriving. Weaving together ideas, stories and practices, The Art of Enough offers seven ways to ease away from the pull of scarcity and excess, towards flourishing with Enough; finding the balance and boundaries we all need for ourselves and for our world. Becky Hall is a coach, facilitator and speaker and has worked for over 20 years with teams, organizations and leaders, helping busy people all over the world create their own Art of Enough. Filled with practical tools and techniques, The Art of Enough offers seven ways to free yourself to flourish in your life, your work and our world with abundance, flow and clarity. The Art of Enough invites us to find the balance we all need for ourselves and our world.