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Adaptive Coaching: The Art and Practice of a Client-Centered Approach to Performance Improvement

Adaptive Coaching: The Art and Practice of a Client-Centered Approach to Performance Improvement (Hardback)

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With its client-centred focus and its solid research into how people in business actually prefer to be coached, "Adaptive Coaching" offers an experience-based approach to the art of good coaching. Drawing on their extensive work in organizations such as McKinsey & Company and the Ford Motor Co helping executives and managers learn critical coaching skills, this author team illustrates adaptive coaching in action through dozens of sample dialogues, identifies eight distinct coaching styles - teacher, parent, manager, philosopher, facilitator, counsellor, colleague and mentor - and demonstrates how coaches can deliver the results individuals and organizations demand by learning how to adapt their coaching approach and methods to the needs, wants and preferences of the people they are coaching.

Terry R Bacon, PhD is a prolific author, popular speaker, master coach, and teacher of coaching. He is founder and chairman of Lore International Institute (with a strategic alliance to Heidrick and Struggles, the world's premier executive search firm). Karen I Spear, PhD is a senior researcher for the Lore Research Institute and director of the Institute's Peer Review Program. Together Bacon and Spear have coached more than 7,000 executives and professionals in higher education and in such Fortune 500 companies as General Electric, Ford Motor Company, American Express, and Fluor Corporation. Find out more at

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