Coaching to Solutions
Routledge – 2014 – 240 pages
Increasingly organizations are being judged by the way in which they accommodate the needs of the individual in work and life-style terms. In this context, the ‘smart’ employer will not only be looking to develop policies that retain talent through recognizing their work-life issues, they will be equipping their managers to manage that talent in ways which maximize the contribution that individual can make.
Coaching to Solutions 2e builds on the strengths of the first edition by providing a tool kit for managers tasked with raising performance and sustaining motivation, rrecognising the changes that have made coaching skills a key competence for managers, updating research, offering additional frameworks and drawing on case studies. Most significantly, it offers what trainers in coaching skills and those learning coaching skills have asked for, the modelling of how to coach.
The book presents the principles of solution focused thinking in a language that is readily understandable by managers and academics alike and shows how those principles can be applied to a range of issues which managers may find themselves facing as willing or enforced coaches. Through access to web based visual materials, readers of this new edition can reinforce their learning through watching core coaching skills being demonstrated in work based situations. This makes Coaching to Solutions 2e, a unique offering.
1. Coaching – Why all the attention? 2. The Coach in You 3. Not Getting in the Way of the Coachee 4. Getting STARTED 5. Set up 6. Tangibles 7. Assumptions 8. Reality Bites 9. Targeting 10. Emerging Solutions 11. Delivery 12. Coaching for Resilience 13. Sustainable Coaching
Carole Pemberton is the Managing Director of Coaching to Solutions and Faculty Member of the Academy of Executive Coaching and of the Leadership Foundation Top Management Programme for Higher Education.