Author: Michael Bungay Stanier
Publisher: Box of Crayons Press
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Business & Economics
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
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Release Date: 2010-02-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
You work hard. You put in the hours. Yet you feel like you are constantly treading water with "Good Work" that keeps you going but never quite moves you ahead. Or worse, you are mired in "Bad Work"—endless meetings and energy-draining bureaucratic traps. Do More Great Work gets to the heart of the problem: Even the best performers are spending less than a fraction of their time doing "Great Work"—the kind of innovative work that pushes us forward, stretches our creativity, and truly satisfies us. Michael Bungay Stanier, Canadian Coach of the Year in 2006, is a business consultant who’s found a way to move us away from bad work (and even good work), and toward more time spent doing great work. When you’re up to your eyeballs answering e-mail, 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 engages and challenges you, that has a real impact, that plays to your strengths—and that matters. 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.
Author: Tony Stoltzfus
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
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".
It is common knowledge that to have a truly efficient working unit (to do less work and have more impact), leaders need to provide adequate training for their subordinates and co-workers. Research has shown that out of the six important leadership skills, coaching is the most important but least practiced. This book aims to explain in detail how using questions will help you make your employees less dependent and how the right questions will help you turn every meeting into a learning session. The main book is written by "Michael Bungay Stanier" but has been summarized and well simplified for Smart Readers. This is a well summarized book that makes you grab all the major concepts in the main book in about 30 minutes of reading time.
getAbstract Summary: Get the key points from this book in less than 10 minutes. Despite executive coaching's high profile, few managers coach well or even at all. Many equate coaching with giving advice and little else. Coaching involves much more than just talking to people; it requires posing intelligent questions that inspire your employees to talk about their thoughts, their work and their concerns. Managers can use a proactive questioning process to learn what's going on with their employees (or family members, for that matter) and help them upgrade their skills, reach their own solutions and understand their own actions. Michael Bungay Stanier, the first person honored as Coach of the Year in Canada, uses the construct of seven essential coaching questions to teach managers how to coach effectively. getAbstract recommends his manual to all managers, aspiring business coaches and any practitioners who might welcome a refresher. Book Publisher: Box of Crayons Press
Author: Brian Emerson
Publisher: Amacom Books
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
To stay on top, companies need to do more than just tread waterâ€”they need to grow. And that means that their employees need to develop and improve their skills at the same pace. More than ever, managers are being encouraged to improve employee performance through effective coaching, but so few of them have the timeâ€”or the knowledge it takes to do it successfully. Brian Emerson and Ann Loehr have spent years showing some of the countryâ€™s top companies how to develop their most promising employees.A Managerâ€™s Guide to Coachingis a manual that will guide executives through every step of the coaching process, from problem solving to developing accountability. Clear, practical and straightforward, this is an invaluable tool that will help every leader coach employees, colleagues and themselves to excellence.
The Art of Coaching is a book to shift thinking and open up new possibilities, to stimulate fresh insight, to adapt to your needs as a coach or manager and to use creatively in practice. Written by two experienced, highly qualified international coaches and supervisors, this creative book offers ideas to use across the range of coaching contexts including leadership, decision making, change and supervision. Combining brand-new, original diagrams with classic models from the learning development and management fields, Jenny Bird and Sarah Gornall have a created a valuable resource for quick reference, instant accessibility and fast learning, built on a strong theoretical base. Each model in the book is explained with a clear, accessible diagram and a simple guide to what it is, how it works and how to put it into action. The text is full of inspiration for applications of the ideas in scenarios based on real coaching practice. The Art of Coaching will be an invaluable companion for coaches looking for new ways of developing awareness with clients, coaching students and trainees, coach supervisors, learning and development professionals and those working in human resource departments.
Author: Marilee G. Adams
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics
NEW EDITION, EXPANDED AND UPDATED Great Results Begin with Great Questions In this new expanded edition of her classic international bestseller, Marilee Adams shows how the kinds of questions we ask shape our thinking and can be the root cause of many personal and organizational problems. She uses a highly instructive and entertaining story to show how to quickly recognize any undermining questions that pop into your mind—or out of your mouth—and reframe them to achieve amazingly positive and practical results. The third edition includes a new introduction and epilogue and two powerful new tools that show how Question Thinking can dramatically improve coaching and leadership. Based on Adams's decades of research and experience, this book can make a life-transforming difference—as it already has for many thousands of people around the world.
Author: Phil M. Jones
Release Date: 2017-07-26
Genre: Influence (Psychology)
Often the decision between a customer choosing you over someone like you is your ability to know exactly what to say, when to say it, and how to make it count. Phil M. Jones has trained more than two million people across five continents and over fifty countries in the lost art of spoken communication. In Exactly What to Say, he delivers the tactics you need to get more of what you want. Best-selling author and multiple award-winner Phil M. Jones is highly regarded as one of the world's leading sales trainers. He has trained more than two million people across five continents and fifty-six countries and coached some of the biggest global brands in the lost art of spoken communication. In 2013 he won the British Excellence in Sales and Marketing Award for Sales Trainer of the Year, the youngest-ever recipient of that honor. He has also written a series of best-selling books and developed a number of online training courses that have enrolled tens of thousands of members around the world. Phil divides his time between London and New York. Praise for Exactly What to Say: "Abracadabra--you are a millionaire! That is what will happen if you follow the advice from Phil Jones in this book." --Jeffrey Hayzlett, primetime TV and podcast host, chairman of C-Suite Network "Indeed, the right words spoken the right way, while perhaps not actually magic, can sure have the results of such." --Bob Burg, co-author of The Go-Giver "I think Phil says it best himself at the end of this fabulous read: "Everything you have learned in this book is simple, easy to do and works." It's tried and tested, proven and guaranteed to help you get your own way more often." --Philip Hesketh, professional speaker and author on the psychology of persuasion and influence "If you want to get prospects, clients, colleagues, bosses or anybody to say "yes" to what you want, I have three magic words of advice for you: "Get this book!" --Sylvie di Giusto, keynote speaker and corporate image consultant "This book is packed with ideas and easy-to-implement suggestions that will assist any individual in obtaining the outcomes they require from the conversations they have." --Grant Leboff, CEO, StickyMarketing.com "Exactly What to Say is packed full of real-world solutions that will lead you to achieving the outcomes you desire in life and business." --Richard Dixon, director, Holidaysplease "If you want to sell more and influence better, then this book is as close as you'll get to a magic wand or silver bullet to success!" --Rob Brown, founder Networking Coaching Academy and bestselling author of Build Your Reputation "Phil Jones helps uncover the truth in complex selling situations. These powerful phrases demonstrate how to influence others with integrity while never seeming pushy. You'll use these gems each and every day." --Ian Altman, co-author of Same Side Selling, Forbes.com columnist "Exactly What to Say could replace just about every other book on human behavior--it's that useful." --John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing "In this short but powerpacked book, [Jones] shares how to use certain key phrases to help you with the winning edge." --Bryan Eisenberg, NYT bestselling author of Waiting for Your Cat to Bark? and Be Like Amazon "Exactly What to Say is a must-read for anyone looking to be more persuasive in their business and personal lives." --Seth Price, bestselling author of The Road to Recognition
Author: David Ulrich
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2010-06-18
Genre: Business & Economics
THE NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE WHY OF WORK: "Principled, timely, and engaging, The Why of Work teaches that building a culture of abundance and common purpose is essential to organizational success." --Stephen R. Covey, bestselling author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People "Will have a major impact on how individuals shape their attitude to work, how organizations create abundant cultures, and how leaders turn personal meaning into public good." --Jigmi Y. Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan "The Why of Work shows a better, different way to build and lead organizations. It is an insightful guide to how leaders can infuse meaning into their organizations." --Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business and author of Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don't "This book brings the question 'why' to the place in which we spend most of our adult lives, giving us insightful tools to help make a meaningful difference in people's lives." --Don Hall, Jr., president and CEO, Hallmark Cards, Inc. "This is a must read for anyone who works, leads others at work, or works to build a supportive environment." --Beverly Kaye, founder/CEO, Career Systems International, and coauthor of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay "The Why of Work opens the door to significant employee engagement. The alignment between company values and those of customers and communities can indeed give employees a sense of purpose while delivering great results to customers!" --Paula S. Larson, Chief HR Officer, Invesys "Blackstone has proved that finding superior leaders produces superior results. Dave Ulrich has brought this thinking to a new level at Blackstone. Every private equity investor and senior manager must read this book." --James Quella, Senior Operating Partner, The Blackstone Group According to studies, we all work for the same thing--and it's not just money. It's meaning. Through our work, we seek a sense of purpose, contribution, connection, value, and hope. Digging down to the meaning of work taps our resilience in hard times and our passion in good times. That's the simple but profound premise behind this groundbreaking book by renowned management expert Dave Ulrich and psychologist Wendy Ulrich. They've talked to thousands of people--from rank-and-file workers to clients and customers to top-level executives--and synthesized major disciplines to identify the "why" behind our most successful experiences. Using the model of the "abundant organization," they provide you with the "how" to create meaning and value in your own workplace. Learn how to: Ask the seven questions that drive abundance Understand the needs of your customers and staff Personalize the work to motivate your employees Build and grow your business in any economy By following the Ulrichs' step-by-step guidelines, you will set off a chain reaction of positive and enduring effects. Employees who fi nd meaning in their work are more competent, committed, and eager to contribute—and their contribution will result in increased customer commitment, which delivers a winning performance on the bottom line. The Why of Work includes targeted checklists, questionnaires, and other useful tools to help you turn aspirations into action. Using the proven principles of abundance, you can coordinate your needs with those of your employers, your employees, and your customers--and create a vision that resonates for years to come. When you understand why we work, you know how to succeed.
Author: Randy Wayne
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Discover How to Take Full Advantage of Your Coaching Sessions by Asking the Right Questions: For many of us, the concept of coaching and life coaching might be something we are not used to. All too often, there are times when we as people assume that we understand how something works when in truth it is not always that way. However, the element of coaching can help you understand what you need to know about this, and over time, you will be able to really get what you need with this, and sometimes, it makes a coaching session that much better. With this book, Coaching Questions, you will be able to take whatever issues you have at hand and work on them. This book will guide you in the right direction, and by the end of this, you will know exactly how to be the best coach you can be, and the best client to a coach as well. These main areas will be mentioned within the book, Coaching Questions: Importance and Various Types Coaching out There Questions for a Coach to Ask the Client Questions for a Coach to Ask Himself Questions for a Client to Ask the Coach Questions for a Client to Ask Himself Take action right away to start taking full advantage of your coaching sessions by asking the right questions. Just download this book, "Coaching Questions".. For a limited amount of time, the price will be at $2.99, so get your book now! Download Today!
Our strengths can become our weaknesses. Our traits and habitual behaviours can become traps. In each chapter of The Coach's Casebook the reader follows a skilled coach working with a client who is struggling with one of the twelve traits which every coach will face in their coaching work - traits such as people pleasing, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, performance anxiety and procrastination. The coach shares their emotions, their thought processes and their reflections as they try to understand the psychological origins of these behaviours and to work out how to help their client. The Coach's Casebook includes inspirational insights from individuals who have triumphed over such traits and have succeeded in all walks of life figures such as Alec Stewart and Lewis Moody from the world of sport, Greg Dyke from the world of business, and Arctic explorer Pen Hadow. This book is above all designed to help you in your work as a coach. It gives you practical, tried and tested techniques which you can use today to help your clients to change the habits of a lifetime.
Author: Steve Chandler
Release Date: 2018-09-09
Genre: Business & Economics
Whether you are a new coach or you already have a six-figure coaching practice, The Prosperous Coach will show you how to: - Access a set of tools you can use to begin creating your own clients immediately - Sign clients you love while maintaining your integrity - Match your unique skills and talents with the clients you serve
Why use the word 'love' in a book for business? When leaders consider love from a philosophical viewpoint, it gives way to the serious business of trust, respect, compassion, ethics and loyalty in getting business done. It is for busy managers to easily arm themselves with skills needed to improve the everyday performance of their people.