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100 Great Coaching Ideas by Peter Shaw


100 Great Coaching Ideas by Peter Shaw

The good manager will bring the best out of his team. A crucial skill is to be able to use a coaching approach effectively to draw out the experience and capabilities of those working for you and with you. In a fast-moving world coaching skills are an essential prerequisite of good leadership and management. The manager who brings the best out of their people will use a range of coaching approaches and focus their use on times when their staff face transition or need to step up to new challenges and demands. The first section of the book looks at developing coaching skills. It looks at the approach, the practicalities, the coaching relationship and your own learning. The second half looks at ten different contexts where coaching skills can be applied to good effect. The manager who coaches well is able to conserve their mental, emotional and physical energy so it can be deployed when it can be at its most effective. Developing coaching skills often sits alongside an individual becoming increasingly focused in understanding where they can make a distinctive contribution. Bringing out the best in others will enable you to bring out the best in yourself as it becomes clearer, 'what is it only I can do to ensure the success of a particular enterprise?' This book is written for managers at any level, in any organization, in any country.

About the Author

Peter Shaw
Peter Shaw was born in Maesteg, Mid-Glamorgan on 15th December 1944 and was educated at a local primary school and Maesteg Grammar School. After leaving school in 1963 he worked for Midland Bank (now HSBC Bank) for thirty-two years attaining four managerial positions. In 1994 he took EVR and worked abroad as a free-lance banking and financial consultant, working mainly for the European Commission in Hungary, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Estonia and Georgia. He spent six years in Georgia as Project Team Leader for the European Commission in the establishment and management of the Agro-business Bank of Georgia. He was given the “Individual Consultant of the Year” award in November 2001 by HRH the Duke of Gloucester on behalf of the British Consultancy & Contractors Bureau at No.1 Whitehall. In June 2002, two days before he was due to leave Georgia at contract end, he was kidnapped and held in captivity for a total of five months, for four months of which he was incarcerated in a tiny underground cellar, chained by the neck in complete darkness. He “escaped” in dramatic circumstances in November 2002 and returned to Wales with his Georgian partner, Diana and their three-year-old son, Danny.

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Publication date

15th February 2014


Peter Shaw

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Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd


224 pages




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