On Tuesday I focused on the Four Foundations of Any Coaching Conversation and on Wednesday on 20 Coaching Questions you might want to use in your own conversations.
As someone who has trained thousands of coaches and leaders in coaching skills in the last decade plus, finding good books and resources on the topic are key. This is a mainstay of our work at Potentials Realized, and over the years I've not only written two books on coaching, but a number of our products like the Conversation Sparker cards, are geared to support people in having better coaching conversations.
Here are five books on coaching I often recommend to those looking to add coaching skills to their mix:
Coactive Coaching - Kimsey House and Kimsey House
Coaching For Performance - John Whitmore
Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart - Mary Beth O'Neill
Coaching For Leadership - Goldsmith/Lyons
A new one coming out in a few weeks which looks like it will be a great one is Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit. It will be released in early March.
What are some of your favorite resources around coaching? As always, please feel free to comment below.
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