Coaching for Performance
Sir John Whitmore
Coaching for Performance is the #1 book for coaches, leaders, talent managers and professionals around the world. This is the definitive, updated and expanded edition.
“The proven resource for all coaches and pioneers of the future of coaching.” Magdalena N. Mook, CEO, International Coach Federation (ICF)
An international bestseller, featuring the powerful GROW model, this book is the founding text of the coaching profession. It explains why enabling people to bring the best out of themselves is the key to driving productivity, growth, and engagement. A meaningful coaching culture has the potential to transform the relationship between organizations and employees and to put both on the path to long-term success.
Written by Sir John Whitmore, the pioneer of coaching, and Performance Consultants, the global market leaders in performance coaching, this extensively revised and extended edition will revolutionize the traditional approach to organizational culture. Brand new practical exercises, corporate examples, coaching dialogues, and a glossary, strengthen the learning process, whilst a critical new chapter demonstrates how to measure the benefits of coaching as a return on investment, ensuring this landmark new edition will remain at the forefront of professional coaching and leadership development.
“Shines a light on what it takes to create high performance.” John McFarlane, Chairman, Barclays, Chairman, TheCityUK
In this Fifth Edition of Coaching for Performance, Sir John Whitmore and Performance Consultants shine a light on what it takes to create high performance and unpick the myths around coaching. -- John McFarlane, Chairman, Barclays PLC, Chairman, TheCityUK Coaching cultures are better performing, fairer, and more sustainable than those arising out of traditional management systems. Coaching for Performance is for any leader aiming for excellence. -- Ludo Van der Heyden, Professor of Corporate Governance, INSEAD Coaching for Performance directly impacts the way of working in our companies. It provides coaches and leaders with a fantastic tool for people development that is so powerful. -- Jean-Louis Araignous, Coaching Program Manager, Volvo Group University Coaching for Performance was our reference manual when we introduced coaching as part of our leadership development activities in the European Commission. It helped us to understand the benefits of coaching, provided a sound base in our initial selection of external coaches and, later, a benchmark for the development of our own internal coaching team. Some years on, the Commission benefits from a strong coaching culture, with Sir John's work as the main reference point. This book is a must-read for managers and OD practitioners alike. -- Norman Jardine, Head of Internal Communication, European Commission, DG Human Resources and Security This new edition is a testament to Sir John Whitmore's commitment to real change in people's lives and will bring value to all industry leaders. -- Tim Gallwey, author of the internationally bestselling series of 'Inner Game' books The best first book to read for leaders as well as new or experienced coaches. It goes beyond the skills that it so aptly spells out, to explain the essence of coaching. -- Carol Kauffman PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School This book is a must-read for leaders and organizational development practitioners who recognize that coaching is a performance activity which impacts leaders, teams, and culture holistically. -- Thorsten Klein, Director, Global Talent & Organization Development, eBay Coaching for Performance is the proven resource for all coaches and pioneers of the future of coaching. -- Magdalena N. Mook, Executive Director and CEO, International Coach Federation
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