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Self as Coach, Self as Leader: Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others

Pamela Mc Lean

"This book focuses on the concept of use of self as instrument as a key dimension in the practice of developmental coaching. Developmental coaching places an emphasis on the whole person wherein the coaching focus links the work to multiple layers of the whole person. This approach differs from a remedial, tactical or performance-based approach where tools and techniques may be sufficient to aid the client over the short term. Coaches (and leaders) will have a clearer roadmap for exploring their internal landscape as a means of strengthening their use of self as the most important tool in coaching. The markers along the path include six broad dimensions of the coach's internal landscape that are interwoven into the fabric of great coaching. This roadmap also provides the coach with practices and exercises the continue to cultivate and explore the use of self"--


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Book Information

Publisher: Wiley
Publish Date: 05/21/2019
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 9781119562559
ISBN-10: 1119562554
Language: English

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Become a more effective leader by discovering the resources you already have

Pamela McLean, CEO and cofounder of the Hudson Institute for Coaching, has been at the forefront of the field for the past three decades, using clinical and organizational psychology to provide the highest-quality coaching and development training to professionals in organizations and solo practice worldwide. Now, Pamela is teaching readers to cultivate their leadership potential through "use of self as instrument," a key dimension of developmental coaching that emphasizes the whole person. Her holistic methods give coaches and other leaders a clearer framework for getting to know themselves, exploring their multiple layers, and fostering their latent abilities so that they can foster the abilities of others.

Self as Coach guides you along a path that interweaves six broad dimensions of your internal landscape into the fabric of great coaching. This creates lasting improvements, unlike more common remedial, tactical, or performance-based programs, which often only function as short-term solutions.

  • Develop leadership skills using internal resources you already possess
  • Achieve real improvements with long-lasting benefits
  • Based on methodology proven successful in business and personal settings
  • Includes useful practices and exercises for self-reflection and brainstorming

Whether you're an emerging or experienced coach, whether you want to grow your own leadership skills or develop them across an entire organization, Self as Coach can help. With its innovative approach, proven methods, and near-universal applicability, this book will not only provide effective instruction but also help you uncover lasting insights that will benefit you long after you've turned the last page.

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