Summary of Secrets of a CEO Coach

Your Personal Training Guide to Thinking Like a Leader and Acting Like a CEO

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Secrets of a CEO Coach book summary
The most important coaches are not on the football field. They’re in your office, your boardroom and in your mirror.


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A coach is not just out on the athletic field praising your eight-year-old’s big score. Today, coaches are common in executive offices, pumping up professional skills from public speaking to public relations. As a consultant to business leaders and politicians, Debra A. Benton shares her insights into business coaching to hone professional skills. She helps prepare you to hire and work with a professional coach. If you would rather save the money and the time by teaching yourself, you can follow her sections on self-coaching. In these chapters, she delves a little more deeply into both psychological motivation and professional technique. Her book is filled with wit and wisdom on a variety of topics, including attitude, mindset, discipline, achievement, perception, physical cues, and emotional energy. getAbstract recommends this book to those who want a boost - whether hired by the hour or self-driven - in their work-related skills.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How a professional coach can bring out your best side
  • What self-coaching techniques you can apply
  • Why you should be grateful for hard times


What is Business Coaching?
The image of a coach in your mind probably has more to do with sports than with business. So, lose the picture of the school coach urging kids to dust themselves off and try again. Forget about Pat Riley pushing the Miami Heat to double their efforts on the basketball...
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About the Author

Debra A. Benton is president of the research and consulting firm Benton Management Resources, Inc., which works with many international corporations. She writes for Time, BusinessWeek, Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. She is a featured guest on network news and interview programs, and is the author of three books, including the bestseller How to Think Like a CEO. She has been a personal coach for twenty years.

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