Coaching for Performance: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership

 

The #1 coaching book in the world. 

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BOOK TITLE: Coaching for performance: the principles and practice of coaching and leadership

AUTHOR: John Whitmore

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SUMMARY

Coaching for Performance is a coaching guide that draws on psychology to provide a model for in-depth coaching. It is considered the definitive book within the coaching industry.


KEY TAKEAWAY / HOW I'VE IMPLEMENTED

Coaching starts with listening. It is not about showing people what to do, but instead about helping people learn how to teach themselves. Coaching for Performance teaches how to coach with the “GROW” model.

The steps of the GROW model are:

  • Goal: Determine where a person wants to be.
  • Reality: Understand where they are now.
  • Options: Identify obstacles and ways to deal with them.
  • Way Forward: Build steps toward achieving goal.

Favorite Quote

 “Coaching is unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance.”


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