A Manager's Guide to Coaching

Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best From Your Employees

A Manager's Guide to Coaching

Authors: Anne Loehr, Brian Emerson
Pub Date: April 2008
Print Edition: $16.95
Print ISBN: 9780814409824
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814410813

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A Manager's Guide To Coaching

Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees

New AMACOM Book Shows Managers How to Get the Best From Their Employees

To stay on top, companies need to do more than just tread water—they need to grow and that means that their employees need to develop and improve their skills at the same pace. More than ever, managers are being encouraged to improve employee performance through effective coaching, but so few of them have the time—or the knowledge—it takes to do it successfully. To lead their people and their companies to greatness, every manager must understand the qualities that define a truly effective leader. A great coach is someone who helps another person to reach higher of work performance by creating a dialogue that leads to awareness and action.

Authors Brian Emerson and Ann Loehr have spent years showing some of the country’s top companies how to develop their most promising employees. As they assert, “Although many people agree that having a coach is a great way to move toward success, very few people know what a coach actually is or what a coach actually does. This leaves many managers scratching their heads as they try to fit one more ambiguous task into their already over-busy schedules.” Now in A MANAGER’S GUIDE TO COACHING: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees (AMACOM 2008) $16.95, paperback) they guide managers through every step of the coaching process, from problem solving to developing accountability.

In A MANAGER’S GUIDE TO COACHING readers will learn the top 10 tips every manager should know before he starts to coach • how to handle difficult conversations, conflicting priorities, and problem team members • how to hold follow-up meetings after goals and priorities have been set • examples of common problems and how they can use coaching to address them • The tenets of coaching. The authors also include sample questions that managers can use to adapt to any situation, including:

• Dealing with conflict

• Motivation

• Interpersonal problems

• Insuring action—accountability

• Giving affirmation—validation

• Clarifying goals

• Dealing with conflicting priorities

Clear, practical and straightforward, this is an invaluable tool that will help all leaders coach employees, colleagues, and themselves to excellence.

About the Authors:

Brian Emerson and Anne Loehr are certified executive coaches and cofounders of Safaris for the Soul, leadership development retreats in Kenya, Patagonia, and Iceland. Anne Loehr specializes in the hospitality industry has worked with leaders at The Away Network, The Nature Conservancy, and Carlson Destination Marketing Services. Brian Emerson has advised clients such as PBS, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Natural Resources Defense Council on leadership development and effectiveness. They live in the Washington, D.C. area.

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