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Mindful Coach Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development

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ISBN-10: 0470548665

ISBN-13: 9780470548660

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Doug Silsbee

List price: $42.50
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Written for executive coaches, teachers, and other development professionals, the book explores the seven roles or "Voices" that coaches assume while working with a client. The "Voices" are: Master, Partner, Investigator, Reflector, Teacher, Guide and Contractor. Silsbee illuminates the dynamic relationship between these roles, and integrates them in an intelligent roadmap for any coaching conversation. This book offers a helpful resource for internal and external executive coaches as well as leader coaches, consultants, trainers, teachers, and facilitators.
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Book details

List price: $42.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/5/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Exercises, Practices, Exhibits, and Figures
Preface to the New and Revised Edition
Introduction: What Is Coaching?
A Working Definition of Coaching
Distinguishing Coaching from Other Aspects of Professional Relationships
Contexts for Coaching: Four Dynamics
Introduction Summary
The Being of Coaching: Mindful Service
Placing Oneself in Service
Mindfulness and Self-Awareness
Mindfulness and the Three Levels of Experience
Attachments and Aversions
Conditioning and Habits That Block Mindfulness
Coaching Habits
Chapter Summary
Cultivating Mindfulness
Practices for Cultivating Mindfulness
Coach as Learner
Accountability in Service
Chapter Summary
The Seven Voices of the Coach
Learning the Voices
The Individual Roles or Voices
The Voices and Their Aspects
Placing the Voices in Context
Chapter Summary
The Master
Maintaining Self-Awareness
Listening with Focus and Presence
Modeling Learning and Growth
Embracing the Client with Compassion and Respect
Choosing Which of the Operational Voices to Use at a Given Time
The Mindful Master
Chapter Summary
The Partner
Establishing and Honoring an Explicit Structure for the Coaching Relationship
Advocating Shared Commitment to Competency-Based Coaching Outcomes
Offering Choice Points and Making Joint Decisions About the Coaching Process
The Mindful Partner
Chapter Summary
The Investigator
Asking Questions That Shift the Client's Understanding of the Situation
Helping the Client to Articulate Desired Outcomes
Asking the Client to Generate Courses of Action
The Mindful Investigator
Chapter Summary
The Reflector
Providing Direct and Honest Feedback
Directing the Client's Attention Toward His or Her Capabilities and Potential
Encouraging Self-Observation and Reflection
The Mindful Reflector
Chapter Summary
The Teacher
Providing New Distinctions, Information, and Knowledge
Challenging and Stimulating the Client's Thinking Process
Explaining the Coaching Process, Theory, and Models Being Used
The Mindful Teacher
Chapter Summary
The Guide
Encouraging the Client to Take Some Action of the Client's Choosing
Offering Options for Action
Recommending Specific Courses of Action
The Mindful Guide
Chapter Summary
The Contractor
Establishing Clear Agreements About Actions
Exploring and Resolving Client Doubts and Hesitations
Following Up with the Client About Agreed-On Actions
The Mindful Contractor
Chapter Summary
Self-Development Strategies for the Coach
Self-Assessment Tools
Self-Observation as a Coach
Navigating the Model
Learning from Your Reflection
Reviewing Audio Recordings
Obtaining and Listening to Client Feedback
Planning Your Own Development
Chapter Summary
Coaching as a Journey Toward Mastery
About Fluidity and Intuition
Practice as Path
Selected Reading
The Author