“A wonderful and indispensable guide to the practice of coaching. The authors are among the most seasoned practitioners around . . . and it shows! Whether you are coaching subordinates or clients, you will want to keep this book close at hand—full of detailed guidance.”
—Jay A. Conger, Kravis Professor of Leadership Studies,Claremont McKenna College, and author of Building Leaders and Learning to Lead
“Stinnett and Zenger provide a comprehensive look at the value of coaching inside the organization, complete with a process, tools, and supports for getting started. This book is a great resource and contribution to the field!”
—Pam McLean, Ph.D., CEO, Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara
“Finally, and I do mean finally, a book has emerged that is the very best guide to the philosophy, competencies, and discipline required to be a coach who makes a true difference in lives of others. This is not a book to read. It is a book to study and live by. Why? Because it is all there: the right questions, the right answers, and the right motives of giving your best to others.”
—Larry Wilson, CEO, The Wilson Collaborative, and author of Play to Win!
“The Extraordinary Coach offers a compelling view of what it means to be a truly effective leader— one who empowers and grows capability through coaching. It demystifies coaching into an actionable framework that generates immediate change.”
—Christy Consler, Vice President, Leadership Development and Sustainability, Safeway, Inc.
“Powerful, thought-provoking, and packed with practical tools, concepts, and ideas you can use immediately. It will change the way you think about coaching, and about yourself.”
—Lou Kaucic, retired Chief People Officer of Applebee’s International, founder of Coaches Collective International
About the Book:
Imagine your workplace filled with curious, creative, committed employees. People who take initiative, who are fearless decision makers, who “own” their work. With the right coaching system in place, this dream will soon become reality.
With The Extraordinary Coach, leadership guru Jack Zenger and coaching expert Kathleen Stinnett deliver an entire toolbox for coaching your organization to success. While other such books simply tell you how to coach, The Extraordinary Coach uses companion videos (at www.zengerfolkman.com), worksheets, checklists, sample questions, and the latest research fi ndings to provide a fullimmersion course on becoming the kind of coach who brings dramatic changes to an organization.
Applying Zenger and Stinnett’s system, you’ll see immediate results in your business including:Increased productivity High-energy company culture Dynamic supervisor/employee relationships Creative problem solving Greater risk taking Heightened innovation
The authors collected 360-degree feedback assessments from some of the most effective leaders in business today and identified those who were excellent coaches. Then they combined the research with the latest findings from the worlds of psychology, adult development, and systems theory to map out the real science behind effective coaching. The result is a practical, evidence-based coaching system that can be applied in any type of business.
When you coach individuals to success, you lead your entire organization to success. This “interactive” package is exactly what you need to master one of today’s most critical business leadership skills.
"We need a new theory of management. The assumptions built into business today are not accurate." - Peter Drucker
Based on multiple interviews and working sessions with Peter Drucker during the last year of his life, The Definitive Drucker reveals the management luminary’s most important concepts and applies them real-life business risks and opportunities.
The book sheds light on the most pressing management issues, such as the role of the CEO, why so many leaders fail, and the fragility and interdependencies of our economic and social systems, and it imparts Drucker's views on current business practices, technological, economic, and social changes, and trends—many of which Drucker predicted decades ago. A celebration of this extraordinary man’s life and work, The Definitive Drucker offers a unique opportunity to use Drucker's final business lessons to strategize, create, and succeed in any market.
"Probably America's most prominent Marxist economist."—The New York Times
Capitalism as a system has spawned deepening economic crisis alongside its bought-and-paid-for political establishment. Neither serves the needs of our society. Whether it is secure, well-paid, and meaningful jobs or a sustainable relationship with the natural environment that we depend on, our society is not delivering the results people need and deserve.
One key cause for this intolerable state of affairs is the lack of genuine democracy in our economy as well as in our politics. The solution requires the institution of genuine economic democracy, starting with workers managing their own workplaces, as the basis for a genuine political democracy.
Here Richard D. Wolff lays out a hopeful and concrete vision of how to make that possible, addressing the many people who have concluded economic inequality and politics as usual can no longer be tolerated and are looking for a concrete program of action.
Richard D. Wolff is professor of Economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a visiting professor at the New School University in New York. Wolff is the author of many books, including Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. He hosts the weekly hour-long radio program Economic Update on WBAI (Pacifica Radio) and writes regularly for The Guardian, Truthout.org, and the MRZine.
"In this book, O'Neill brings form and structure to the art of executive coaching. Novices are provided a path while seasoned practitioners will find affirmation."
—Daryl R. Conner, CEO and president, ODR-USA, Inc.
"Mary Beth O'Neill's executive coaching gave me the tools and clarity to become a far more effective leader and change agent. The bottom line was that we succeeded with a monumental organizational turnaround that had seemed impossible to accomplish."
—Eric Stevens, former CEO, Courage Center
"O'Neill writes in a way that allows you to see this experienced coach in action. What a wonderful way to learn!"
—Geoff Bellman, consultant and author, The Consultant's Calling
"Mary Beth brings a keen business focus to coaching by not just contributing insights but through helping me and my team gain the insights that we need to solve our own problems. She has the ability to see through the sometimes chaotic dialogue and personalities in order to help a team focus on the real issues and dynamics that can impede organizations from achieving their goals."
—John C. Nicol, general manager, MSN Media Network
"Effective leaders require courage, compassion, and initiative. O'Neill's systems-based coaching serves as a guide for both coaches and executives to better enable good decisions and good decision-makers."
—Paul D. Purcell, president, Beacon Development Group
"With Mary Beth O'Neill's coaching, I've become the kind of leader who balances both the needs to get results and to develop great working relationships. Since I started working with her, I've won accolades as the Top Innovator for my company, and as Professional of the Year for my industry. More important, I've been able to scope my job in a way that allows me to learn and contribute at the same time, all the while delivering great results to the bottom line."
—Lynann Bradbury, vice president, Waggener Edstrom
Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck firefighting? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These questions seem unconnected, yet Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that they are all examples of a mind-set produced by scarcity.
Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics, Mullainathan and Shafir show that scarcity creates a similar psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need. Busy people fail to manage their time efficiently for the same reasons the poor and those maxed out on credit cards fail to manage their money. The dynamics of scarcity reveal why dieters find it hard to resist temptation, why students and busy executives mismanage their time, and why sugarcane farmers are smarter after harvest than before. Once we start thinking in terms of scarcity and the strategies it imposes, the problems of modern life come into sharper focus.
Mullainathan and Shafir discuss how scarcity affects our daily lives, recounting anecdotes of their own foibles and making surprising connections that bring this research alive. Their book provides a new way of understanding why the poor stay poor and the busy stay busy, and it reveals not only how scarcity leads us astray but also how individuals and organizations can better manage scarcity for greater satisfaction and success.