In the ten years since the much-praised first edition, coaching has become a core requirement forleadership. It's a core part of business school programmes, it's the norm on all leadership development programmes, and all leaders and managers now have to be able to coach.
The Financial Times Guide to Business Coaching is the book on which many leaders rely, and this updated edition will give readers a comprehensive introduction to coaching. Being a successful business coach means having exceptional listening skills, asking great questions andapplying the best techniques at just the right time. But how do you learn to do that? The Financial Times Guide to Business Coaching shows you the way. It gives you a sure footing in thebasics and provides you with a step-by-step overview of all the tools and techniques you need to buildyour own unique and well-grounded approach as a coach. Ultimately it enables you to take your coaching from good to great.
This indispensible guide covers:
The business of coaching
Do you have what it takes?
Develop your coaching: first steps
Building your basic coaching skills: the 'Big Five'
Building coaching skills: the different approaches
Deepening your coaching skills: working with individual difference
Advanced coaching: from individuals to groups
Advanced coaching: coaching for career transitions
Advanced coaching: motivation and change
Why it works
Building a freelance coaching business
1 Introduction: the business of coaching
2 The coaches
3 Do you have what it takes?
4 Developing your coaching: first steps
5 Building your basic coaching skills: the ‘Big Five’
6 Building coaching skills: the different approaches
7 Deepening coaching skills: working with individual difference
8 Advanced coaching: coaching and diversity
9 Advanced coaching: from individuals to groups
10 Advanced coaching: coaching and career transitions
11 Advanced coaching: motivation and change
12 Why it works
13 Building a freelance coaching business
14 References and further reading