Jan 2010: Manager’s Guide to Coaching

A Manager’s Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees, by Brian Emerson & Anne Loehr, 2008.

Finally, a really good coaching book written specially for managers! I’ve taught many workshops on coaching skills for managers, using a variety of resources but this new book captures it all.

Emerson & Loehr start with providing a clear guide for the manager to decide when coaching is appropriate and when it is not. They then take us through the entire coaching process – as a manager would do with an individual employee – from the first question, “Are you coachable?” to helping the employee develop self-awareness, concrete actions and accountability.

An excellent addition is the chapter on coaching around specific workplace issues and concerns. A great way to start the new year, this book will truly help you as a manager do more with less by bringing out the best in your employees – and yourself as well!

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