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The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High-Performance Coaching Culture

4th edition is released January 2012. This description may be from another edition of this product.


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I can not wait for this 2nd edition book the heart of coaching. That is exactly the book I ordered.

I am waiting for this book, The Heart of Coaching 2nd edition. I am looking forward to receive this book. Wathana

From the Heart AND A Big Potential Pay-Off for Companies

In a September 2000 Time Magazine article there was an important message for organizations about coaching: Ours is a fast-paced and changing marketplace and there's a big potential pay-off for companies whose managers know how to help valued employees develop and adapt to the changes. Crane's superior book shows how to do that -- how to provide feedback with respect, with clarity, and in a partnership that empowers people to contribute increasingly at higher levels of performance. It is current, practical, and my key resource in teaching managers how to coach. I particularly appreciate the "heart" of this approach -- the commitment to know and appreciate people as human beings and to transcend the traditional boss/subordinate relationship. If you are a manager, get this book. If you are a professional coach to managers, get this book.

Simply the Best Book on Coaching Available

Tom Crane's The Heart of Coaching provides easy to read and even easier to apply principles of coaching and leadership. The integration of logical and heartfelt approaches assures successful implementation. It is a great example of how to treat people with care and respect while getting results.I found each chapter to be full of useful and thought provoking material for the coach and manager alike. The distinctions between a boss and a coach on page 121 are excellent. In fact, I've posted them in my office to remind me daily.Every time I pick up this book I find pearls of wisdom, what makes the book unique is how the author presents them in such a user-friendly manner. I found reading this book easy and informative. I find applying what I learned profound.The quotes sprinkled throughout the book are an added bonus. This is a must read for anyone who wants to be more effective interacting with others!

A coach's bible: jam packed with heart and substance

Tom Crane has accomplished a difficult task--capturing the "essence" of coaching while building a rock-solid foundation for practicing this emerging art and science.The Heart of Coaching should be kept close at hand to mine it's many tools and techniques and to rejuvenate coaches when they lose sight of why this is such a rewarding and difference making field of work.

Great book: style, substance, process and practicality.

If you are looking for an excellent training tool on coaching (and in today's business climate, we all probably should be), you definitely should consider Tom Crane's book The Heart of Coaching. The book is excellent in both style and substance. As for style, the book is written in plain English, with an "easy to read" visual format. As to substance, the book has chapter after chapter of useable and substantive information. Further, the book has both process (the central feature of the book is not just coaching, but "transformational coaching as a process") and practicality (as just one example, you will get genuine assistance from the insightful list of differences between "bosses" on the one hand and "coaches" on the other). Finally, don't skip over the section of the book dealing with the personal side of coaching, the "heart" of the transformational coach. In this section, you will find the "Transformational Coach's Credo". The credo may not state anything which is revolutionarily new but, if followed consistently, the credo would certainly help the typical department workplace to exude greater enthusiasm, productivity and camaraderie (come to think of it, maybe such results could be considered revolutionary!).

Should be on the bookshelf of every organizational leader!

I was in the middle of reading Dan Goleman's book, WORKING WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE. I kept thinking, "This is great, but how does one apply the concepts?" Then one of my colleagues gave me a copy of THE HEART OF COACHING. It answered my question. Tom Crane has written a clear and concise book. His ideas on "transformational" coaching as an ongoing cycle of creating a solid "foundation", developing a "learning loop", and "forwarding the action" is a practical description of how to create empowerment and high performance in any organization. I am recommending this highly readable and extremely useful guide to all who are interested in putting the"heart" back into the work we all do.
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