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What reviewers said about this book...


“Coaching for Leadership explores powerful new ways to motivate your entire organization. Individuals at every level of the company will benefit from the concepts in this book.”

  • Ken Blanchard
    co-author of The One Minute Manager and Leadership by the Book

 “This is a book by experienced coaches, and it tells you what they do and why they do it.
You come away from it amazed by the variety and vitality of this kind of work. As useful to the experienced coach as it is to the novice, it's a book worth owning!”

  • William Bridges
    author of Managing Transitions and Creating You & Co.

 “Coaching for Leadership is an exceptional work on a vital subject in today's business environment that you don't want to miss.

  • Elmer B. Harris
    president and CEO, Alabama Power Company

“This new book is a must read for CEOs and top human resources and executive development managers. It tells how to use the hottest new techniques in preparing executives for today's business challenges.”

  • D. Quinn Mills
    professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and author of The New Competitors, Rebirth of the Corporation, and The GEM Principle

“Coaching has increasingly become one of the key competencies of the successful leaders who recognize their duty to develop others. This book is an indispensable item in the executive library as it combines leading edge thought, clarity and, most important of all, real practicality.”

  • David Bannister
    director, international human resource development, KPMG UK

“Coaching for Leadership provides you with the opportunity to access the best of the best. Their collective insights and advice represents a benchmark framework for those who coach or are responsible for developing the skills of coaches.”

  • Charles J. Corace
    director of management education & development, Johnson & Johnson

“Executive coaching is no longer a luxury. In the fast-paced world of e-Business, leadership has become the essential element of success. Coaching has proven itself as the most effective way to develop the cadre of leaders that Internet businesses rely on. Coaching for Leadership is packed with knowledge that will maximize the impact of the coaching process.”

  • Kevin R. Walsh
    vice president, Oracle Corporation

 “An invaluable work…Coaching for Leadership is eminently practical, but also lays out the theoretical basis of a profession that blends human psychology with a concern for achieving measurable business goals.”

  • Sally Helgesen
    author, The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations and The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership

“Coaching is a critical skill for leaders in high performing businesses. Coaching for Leadership provides a wealth of techniques and approaches to the many and varied coaching challenges leaders face in today's highly competitive marketplace.”

  • Ray Vigil
    vice president enterprise networks global learning solutions, Lucent Technologies

In this fast-changing, highly competitive environment, coaching has become one of the most important leadership skills. Coaching for Leadership is a treasure of practical ideas on how to build this critical skill in individuals and in the organization.”

  • Jim Moore
    director executive development Sun Microsystems, Dean SunU

 “A valuable and wide-ranging reference volume providing thoughtful and practical guidance by leading experts.”

  • Robert B. McKersie
    Society of Sloan Fellows professor (emeritus), MIT

 “A thorough exploration of coaching and mentoring.”

  • The Ambassador
    Journal of the Association of MBAs, December 2000

“When I opened the book I wanted to ring my colleagues and tell them, buy it! All the coaching models and theories you will ever need are here under one cover.

“There is a refreshing humour and reality throughout, and a peppering of some splendid "Aha" moments that encourage you to read on! Truly the best, most inspirational, enjoyable, motivational, realistic book I have read in a long time.”

  • Training
    Training magazine October 2000