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Coaching expert Gregg Thompson offers an optimistic view of a world and workplace in which well-intentioned, selfless leaders put the careers and aspirations of others ahead of their own. This will leave you both hopeful and yearning. Yearning because you simply won’t find many of the people he describes, and hopeful because this remarkably open, honest description of great coaching will help you spot those with the potential to guide others – and realize their incredible power to improve people’s work and lives. When you find them, hold on to them, develop them and help them thrive. If you want to coach, the path is challenging, the journey long and the rewards incredible, but intrinsic. getAbstract suggests that if you already coach, you can use Thompson’s 3C “Master Coach Model” made up of “Character, Connection” and “Conversation,” to improve your coaching or, perhaps, to realize that maybe you shouldn’t be coaching after all. If you lead an organization, use it to identify and develop people with the ability to coach masterfully.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why coaching in the workplace matters;
  • How a Master Coach works with “Talent”; and
  • What traits, behaviors, techniques and tools Master Coaches use to change people and to improve organizations.

About the Author

Gregg Thompson, president of Bluepoint Leadership Development, is a frequent speaker and facilitator. He has designed several leadership development workshops including The Coaching Essentials, Leader As Coach, Advanced Coaching Skills and Powerful Coaching Conversations.



The “Talent”
If you’re a coach, think of your clients as Talent. This will put you in the right frame of mind to observe the golden rule of coaching: Place your client’s interests above your own. As a coach, your role is to see through your clients’ façades in order to understand them ...

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