Five Minute Coach; Improve Performance - Rapidly

The Five-Minute Coach offers a simple, step by step guide to how to coach quickly and effortlessly and get amazingly better results at work.

Five Minute Coach; Improve Performance - Rapidly ISBN: 978-1845908003

Five Minute Coach; Improve Performance - Rapidly

By Lynne Cooper & Mariette Castellino

RRP: £14.99

Crown House |



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The Five-Minute Coach offers a simple, step by step guide to how to coach quickly and effortlessly and get amazingly better results at work. Short, punchy and easy to read, the user can swiftly learn this innovative and effective tool for improving performance.

Designed for leaders, managers and supervisors, in any setting, The Five-Minute Coach is a ground-breaking approach to coaching on the job. It creates significant performance improvements, while improving job satisfaction for manager and team member alike. This approach to coaching has been developed by the authors and used in organizations across the board large and small, private and public, with adults and teens, and across a variety of voluntary and community groups. Professional coaches have also adopted this system in their work.

The book leads the reader through this deceptively simple process which changes thinking about how to work with others. Leaders no longer need to have all the answers. They benefit from true delegation. They uncover the talent and resources of others. They free up time for themselves--time to think strategically and to be more proactive, creative and innovative. With its focus on outcome-thinking, effective action planning and motivating people to take action, this book offers clear steps, practical examples and tips. It all adds up to a very practical way to improve performance.

The Five-Minute Coach - Improve Performance Rapidly

This book is definitely a worth reading and keeping as a reference in your own library.

I like a book that you can pick up and read parts of and benefit from without having to meticulously read from cover to cover. I found The Five Minute Coach is one of those books. Very interesting and thought provoking, easy to understand, unlike some books that are just too specific and intense.

Will it be a huge benefit to me and increase my coaching abilities, will I see quantifiable results. Well only time will tell but it I am sure it won’t be detrimental.

I am fairly new to the coaching process certainly in a business environment. Although I have read a few books on this subject I was pleased to find this one makes the concepts of Clean Language easy to appreciate with good examples and practical suggestions. I found myself making a lot of page marks to refer back to later.

I can’t wait to put some of what I have picked out into practice and see how it works out. I think this book for me will be a valuable reference for a long time. It refers to the Clean Language coaching a lot and although I had come across this before I found it really easy to understand.

Right from the very start the book shows a five stage framework which is then expanded on as you read on. There are some great tips as each stage is explained and with small stories helping and making it easy reading. It attempts to guide you through some common problems.

I found the Coaching in Action chapter really good, as the coaching process is laid down and broken up with snippets of how the coaches thought process might evolve to quickly frame the next Clean Language question.

I like the idea that very small changes in a coach’s language can have a big effect on the Coached. Simple things like the way a question is worded for instance asking ‘And when you find the job of your dreams, then what happens?’ may well draw a different reaction to ‘So if you find the job of your dreams, then what happens?’ this book gives good practices and many more examples of this. I am sure I will be able to apply it not only in my work place but also outside of my work place , for instance with my kids, friends and relations and that is equally as beneficial, I think ?

I will definitely be recommending this book to others.

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