Leadership Coaching by Graham Lee
From the back cover
Effective leadership coaching can massively improve a manager’s performance – but unfortunately good coaching is more than just passing on one’s own business experience. Developing authentic leadership through coaching is about changing deeply personal, often unconscious, elements of a manager’s behaviour.
Graham Lee, a qualified psychologist with 30 years of business experience, shows coaches how to be more sophisticated in their understanding of psychology and how to develop the skills that will enable them to work on both the psychological and practical elements of improving managerial performance.
Leadership Coaching sets out a five-stage coaching model, and works through each of these stages in detail, highlighting the skills that coaches require and the issues they are likely to face. It also offers HR managers sponsoring coaching an understanding of the competencies necessary for effective coaching, and provides a standard procedure for buying in coaching services.
Lee triumphantly succeeds in combining practical business experience with an accessible presentation of the deeper psychological aspects of improving leaders and managerial performance, and overcoming resistance to change.
Leadership coaching has become a key to success for both individuals and organisations. Graham Lee demonstrates here that he is a master of the field, packing his book with insights and practical ideas…
David Gergen – Director, Center for Public Leadership, John F Kennedy School, Harvard University and Former Adviser to Four US Presidents
A wise and thought provoking account of professional coaching. Graham Lee invites us to look more deeply at managerial motivations, and shows how coaching can guide the process of increasing self-awareness and creating lasting change…
Stuart Horwood – Managing Director, BT Wholesale Markets