Drawing on 30 years of experience, coaching expert Max Landsberg updated and expanded this third edition of his bestseller. He organizes his model – which shows how to conduct Socratic coaching by asking strategic questions – into concise chapters, each articulating a main concept. Chapters begin with a relevant cartoon and a pithy motto, and close with charts showing the problems that Landsberg addressed and the solutions he suggested. Multiple appendices give managers specific evaluation tools and exercises. Landsberg teaches the real, heavy lifting of building up people’s achievements in the workplace. Happily, his book is not burdensome; it’s highly readable and sliced into easily digested bites. He helps you exercise a psychological skill, one on one, without drifting into therapeutic counseling. getAbstract recommends Landsberg’s enlightened, easy-to-use “toolkit” to anyone seeking to become a great coach and to those who are being coached.
About the Author
Executive coach Max Landsberg also wrote The Tao of Motivation, The Tools of Leadership and The Call of the Mountains.
Comment on this summary
4 years agoThank you for the ability to view
4 years agoGood read.
5 years agoNot a great summary. Actionables are less. Could have included the AID model of feedback.
By the same author
In our Journal
1 year ago
Speaking Out About Quiet Quitting
About the fine line between "I don't care" and "I care about myself more."
1 year ago
Courage and Candor
Build a courageous culture with trust and learning at its center Famed CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, led Netflix from a DVD-by-mail video rental business to a pioneering superstar tech company and then to an award-winning TV and film production studio, all the while navigating the ever-shifting waters of global digital transformation. If you ask […]
1 year ago
How to Coach Your Employees
Through coaching, you help people realize their potential by increasing their self-knowledge, perception and understanding. Leaders at all levels may start with the following six best practices. Coaching has grown more popular than any other developmental technique in recent years. For one, people crave person-to-person interaction after two years of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. For another, […]
2 years ago
Coaching for Emotional Intelligence
Does your technically proficient employee fall short on people skills? Coaching can help. Psychologist Daniel Goleman coined the term “emotional intelligence.” Your “emotional quotient,” or EQ, may be more consequential to your success and happiness in life than your IQ. A person can be intellectually brilliant yet their emotional shortcomings can interfere with their relationships […]
2 years ago
How to Lead with Emotional Intelligence
Convey calm amidst disruption, foster inclusiveness and bring out the best in people.
3 years ago
How to Motivate the People You Lead
Misconceptions about motivation abound. Let’s take them on. Keeping a workforce motivated is a key leadership challenge. According to recent data from Gallup, 79% of employees worldwide are not engaged at work. Not surprisingly, the concept of Quiet Quitting – of doing only the bare minimum to avoid being fired – has resonated wildly among […]
4 years ago
Of Viruses, Vulnerability and Superheroes
Isolation highlights the need to reach out. The pandemic is taking an emotional toll on all of us. Some struggle with intense feelings of isolation and loneliness. Others navigate the daily challenges of living in close quarters with their family members. Many of us are plagued by feelings of guilt and despair for not being […]