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Coaching for Performance, 6th edition: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership: Fully Revised Edition for 2024

John Whitmore, Tiffany Gaskell

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Management: leadership & motivation, Personnel & human resources management, Sports training & coaching

A fully revised new edition of the world's #1 coaching book, featuring the powerful GROW model.

The #1 book for coaches, leaders, talent managers and professionals around the world. This is the definitive and fully updated new edition. 'Coaching for Performance provides a foundation for those who want to understand the potential and power of coaching. The Sixth Edition is a must-read and a want-to-read; with updates, powerful case studies, and empirical evidence of coaching making a difference, having lasting impacts, and transforming societies.' Magdalena N. Mook, CEO, International Coach Federation

An international bestseller, featuring the influential 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, this new edition has been fully revised by Tiffany Gaskell, Director at Performance Consultants, the global market leaders in performance coaching. This 6th edition has been updated throughout to reflect today's new world of work, and will revolutionize the traditional approach to organizational culture. Insightful real-world examples serve to champion inclusivity, alongside practical exercises which place an increased value on trust and responsibility. Critical new material has further been added to strengthen the process of measuring the benefits of coaching as a return on investment; all ensuring this contemporary new edition will remain at the forefront of professional coaching and leadership development.

'Timeless. The perfect handbook for you whether you're a new and aspiring manager or a seasoned leader, seeking to improve your team's performance levels. It is packed full of guidance on how to apply the GROW model to coaching high-performing teams within different scenarios, and comes with a helpful bank of coaching questions, dialogues, and a glossary.' Forbes

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Praise for Coaching for Performance, 6th edition: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership: Fully Revised Edition for 2024

  • 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 raises the bar. - Jorge Paulo Lemann, Co-Founder, 3G Capital, and Director, The Kraft Heinz Company

  • This [book] 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 Inner Game of Tennis and Inner Game series

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Performance Consultants International are without doubt the market leaders in coaching globally. This new edition brilliantly shows how success comes from holistically maximizing the potential of people, and strong ethical principles, rather than a narrow focus on profit. - David Sanders, Founder, CleanTech Advisory, former Director, Carbon Trust

  • Coaching for Performance was our reference manual when we introduced coaching as part of our leadership development activities in the European Commission. 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

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