Summary of A Manager's Guide to Coaching
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This tremendously useful book by two seasoned executive coaches, Anne Loehr and Brian Emerson, expertly explains what coaching is, how it functions and how managers can learn to put it to work to improve employees’ productivity and morale. Although every member of your staff is surely pumping hard to stay employed, get ahead and do well, many people may be unaware of attitudes or behaviors that are holding them back or jeopardizing their careers. That’s where a good coach plays a crucial role. The authors delve into coaching’s methods, explain its benefits, and offer thoughtful instructions and examples. The last third of the book is devoted to specific questions to ask while coaching. How you’ll react to the writing style, which is generally clear and serviceable, depends on if you think that “coachee” is a real word and that “everyone does their work” is good enough on the grammar front. Either way, getAbstract heartily recommends this straightforward, practical book to managers who want to be productive coaches.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to coach your employees
- What coaching can accomplish
- How to help employees overcome characteristics that impede their work
About the Authors
Anne Loehr and Brian Emerson are certified executive coaches with broad international experience. They co-founded the Safaris for the Soul leadership retreats. Emerson also heads Riverstone Endeavors, an organizational development firm.