Just imagine being completely denied any feedback whatsoever — no guidance, no praise, and no constructive criticism for the things you do. If you received no input at all, how much initiative would you demonstrate?
The Coach is the first researched-based book written on the topic of Coaching utilizing double blind studies. This book is about the coaching process and the skills, behaviors, courage, and values leaders need in order to evoke employee commitment and motivation. This is a “how-to” book with a lot of specifics on what to say and how to handle different coaching situations. The authors provide a unique close-up account of a true-to-life manager who discovers the obstacles and challenges of helping an employee over a difficult time. This leader ultimately discovers the keys to coaching success and averts a career-threatening disaster.
Leading Groups to Solutions addresses the collaborative process of building consensus, creating synergy, and harnessing collective energy to create innovative solutions. The practical ideas guide facilitators through combining the best individual thinking into one focused effort and creating shared commitment so that the implementation of solutions is supported and sustained long-term. Whether leading, participating as a team member, or both, you will find that this book provides a practical framework for facilitating effective teams.
Research reveals that we fall into very predictable traps when discussing challenging issues or topics with others. These innate reactions are tied to the fight-or-flight response. Regardless of whom we are, these very predictable patterns emerge during important, complex, and sensitive conversations. Candor will help people understand what these patterns are and how to craft more productive conversations.
Candor is a fictional leadership journey that uses a unique approach—making you the center of the story—to present key steps in preparing for and successfully navigating through the challenging and important communications we all face.