Sports coaches have their own unique approaches to motivate people and inspire peak performance. This highly readable, practical book demonstrates how to apply these concepts to the game of business and establish a successful coaching relationship with any employee within any organization. Based on practical examples and real-world business scenarios, author James S. Doyle teaches the strategies, methods and language used by the business coach to create a high-performing team. Through personal experience and best practices examples, he explains how to develop the mindset of a coach versus that of a manager. * Provides the tools, behavior, and communication skills for applying the coaching concept * Includes exercises, examples, and self-assessment tools
Table of Contents
So Who Needs a Coach?:The Business Imperative. The Transition Game: Making the Shift to Being a Coach. So Now You're a Coach: Doing Things Right, and Doing the Right Things. Convenience, Speed, and Doing More with Less: The Myth of the "Quick Fix" Coach. Turbulence: Coaching through Ups and Downs, and Staying the Course. Chalking the Field: Drawing Up the Rules of the Game. The Language of Coaching: What It Really Means to Walk the Talk. Coach the Coach: Strategies for Coaching Up and Across. Getting in Shape: A Workout for a Coach in Training. Preparing the Team to Win: A Game Plan for Success. Overtime: Extending the Possibility of Being a Coach. Appendix: Supplemental Reading. Index.
JAMES S. DOYLE is President of Customer, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in organizational development, HR practices, and business coaching. Doyle was formerly the manager of Employee Development for Cargill and an executive with Pillsbury.