What are the key skills needed to be a successful coach, mentor or supervisor?
How can personal development be effectively facilitated?
The fields of coaching, mentoring and consultancy are going through a phase of professionalization, with the establishment of formal standards, European bodies and standard requirements for supervision. Substantially revised, this accessible book provides a response to these growing demands, examining:
The second edition includes new material on:
Professor Peter Hawkins is part-time Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School where he is researching next generation leadership and leadership development. He is also Visiting Professor at the Universities of Bath and Oxford Brookes. He is founder and Emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group. Over the last 30 years he has worked with many leading organisations in many parts of the world, co-designing and facilitating strategy reviews as well as major organisational transformation and leadership development projects. He is a thought leader in leadership, culture change and executive and team coaching and is Honorary President of APECS and a fellow of the Windsor Leadership Trust. Peter is also a prolific writer and researcher.
A recent report for the CIPD indicated that stress is now the more common cause of long-term sick leave in the UK for the first time ever. Demanding workloads and lack of job security are key stress factors, but in a tough, highly competitive environment these stressors are no longer avoidable. But you can learn how to cope with the stress effectively. Coaching for Resilience is your practical guide to the principles of positive psychology. Using tried and tested techniques it will show you how to motivate and inspire... More info
*An easy-to-read, pocket-sized primer on brief coaching basics.* This is a highly practical and condensed introduction to solution-focused coaching, offering a simple and clear structure for coaching sessions that is easy to learn. Content is illuminated through exemplary dialogues from real coaching sessions and bullet-point toolboxes for greater variety of choice. Narrative explanations create a helpful framework for understanding the general idea of coaching and the practicalities of the solution focused approach. Several illustrating graphs and symbols give the book an easy to read, light touch. The book targets beginners in coaching... More info
Change Your Questions, Change Your Life is a quick-read business and relationship fable about executive coaching and inquiring leadership that illustrates the unique power of asking the best kinds of questions for the most desirable result that people want in their professional and personal lives. You'll learn what kinds of questions help (or hinder) your chances for success, satisfaction, and even breakthroughs. Now available in over 14 languages, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life outlines simple, practical and powerful questioning tools for new thinking, possibilities and results. It includes a workbook... More info