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Coaching for Performance [Paperback]

John Whitmore
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Laura Whitworth, co-founder of The Coaching Training Institute and author of A must read for any coach aspiring to do advanced work with their clients. John's classic work brings together the simplicity of the coaching process and the larger scope of the coaching profession in a readable and provocative way. 'Coaching for Performance' forecasts the necessary evolution that awaits the world of business and the world of coaching.

Overall, the newly written sections on leadership for high performance and transformation through transpersonal coaching really stand out. They are up-to-date, relevant, and make a significant challenge to the reader's mindset. These pages offer interesting dimensions on models of psychosynthesis, emotional intelligence, spiritual intelligence, and boundaries in coaching. (Overall, the newl)

From the Publisher

Packed with powerful hands-on tools, this new edition brings up-to-date John Whitmore's popular GROW model and adds three new chapters on making work and goal-setting meaningful, a spiritual approach to coaching, and coaching the organization's culture. Whitmore explores the dynamics of team development, positioning coaching as the essential team leadership skill, and provides extensive examples of effective questions that can help ensure full participation in the performance improvement process. Whether used as a self-study guide, by corporate trainers, by managers with direct reports, or by the growing legions of professional coaches and management consultants, this classic coaching guide—written in Whitmore's classic coaching style—clearly demonstrates the power of coaching as both a tool and the essence of corporate culture change.

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Clear, concise, and hands-on, this essential training toolkit focuses specifically on using coaching to improve both the performance of individuals and of organizations. Positioning coaching as the essential team leadership skill, this classic is used by organizations large and small, all over the world—from such top-tier global businesses as Coca-Cola, IBM, and Ford Motor Company to the Hollywood, Florida Police Department—to develop the personal and professional skills required of their leaders.

About the Author

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 teamworking for business with Performance Cuonsultants International (www.performanceconsultants.com). After running businesses in the UK, Switzerland and USA he founded Inner Game Ltd with Timothy Gallwey which has been highly influential in introducing new approaches to sports and business training. Sir John Whitmore began his career as a professional racing driver, driving for the highly successful Ford team at Le Mans and won both the British and European Saloon Car championships in the 1960s.
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