Instant Coaching is intended to boost coaching skills fast, and provide a good grounding in this skill. As with other books in the series each exercise also has a star rating showing the strength of the technique in a variety of situations.
Organizations nowadays are realizing the power of coaching, and managers are having to develop new skills rapidly in order to make use of coaching techniques at work. But being a coach isn't the same as being a teacher. Successful coaches help to improve performance by drawing out and developing key strengths; they question and guide; they help people to focus and achieve more.
Yet, despite the fact that coaching is now seen as an essential technique to develop, some managers can find the shift to a coaching style of management difficult to achieve. Instant Coaching will quickly improve your ability to coach someone to work, provide a good grounding in the key skills you need to develop and boost your confidence. With practical advice, proven tips and with a set of 69 easy-to-use activities, this book will help to: coach both individuals and groups; assess an individual's current performance; develop a coaching plan; keep track of whether your coaching is having the right effect; learn how to motivate and communicate effectively.
Paul Birch is a change and creativity consultant and trainer. One of his previous roles was that of 'Corporate Jester' at British Airways - an internal consultant who challenges and provokes at all levels of the organization. A well-known author, he has also written Instant Leadership and co-authored Instant Teamwork and Instant Creativity in the Kogan Page Instant Series.