Instant Manager: Coaching

Matt Somers



Whether you are finding your way as a manager or you want to enhance the skills you already have, the Instant Manager series is exactly what you need! Written by leading experts, they are inexpensive, concise but above all authoritative guides to the subject at hand. The portable format allows you to carry the book wherever you go and to fit learning and development into your busy work life.

Based on the 10 most FAQs, each chapter ends with a quick tip that can be taken on board immediately. A tear out card covering the most salient points allows you to carry the expertise with you wherever you go.

'Coaching' covers all of the areas of this hot topic that you will need, including a basic explanation of what coaching is, what it can do and what skills a manager needs to be a good coach. It includes advice on how to motivate individuals and groups and gives practical examples of coaching in action.

Backed by the authority of the Chartered Management Institute, this is an essential addition to the manager's library.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Understanding Coaching: The book likely provides an overview of coaching principles, including the difference between coaching, mentoring, and managing, as well as the benefits of adopting a coaching approach in the workplace.

  2. Active Listening: Effective coaching requires active listening skills, including paraphrasing, summarizing, and asking clarifying questions to understand the coachee's perspective fully.

  3. Asking Powerful Questions: Somers probably emphasizes the importance of asking open-ended questions that encourage reflection, insight, and self-discovery in the coachee.

  4. Goal Setting: Setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals is likely discussed as a key aspect of the coaching process, helping coachees clarify their objectives and create actionable plans for achieving them.

  5. Feedback and Reflection: Providing constructive feedback and creating opportunities for reflection are likely highlighted as essential components of the coaching relationship, fostering continuous learning and improvement.

  6. Building Trust and Rapport: The book may offer strategies for building trust and rapport with coachees, creating a safe and supportive environment for open dialogue and growth.

  7. Empowerment and Accountability: Coaching is likely framed as a process of empowering individuals to take ownership of their development and actions, while also holding them accountable for their commitments and progress.

  8. Cultural Sensitivity: Somers may discuss the importance of cultural sensitivity and adapting coaching approaches to the individual needs, preferences, and cultural backgrounds of coachees.

  9. Overcoming Challenges: The book likely addresses common challenges and barriers to effective coaching, such as resistance to change, lack of motivation, or communication barriers, offering strategies for overcoming them.

  10. Continuous Improvement: Finally, "Instant Manager: Coaching" probably emphasizes the importance of continuous improvement and self-reflection for managers seeking to enhance their coaching skills and support the ongoing development of their teams.

Language English
ISBN-13 9780340959039
No of pages 187
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher John Murray
Published Date 28 Mar 2008

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Author : Matt Somers

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