Tools to guide you in your leadership role, and supporting and helping your colleagues and team members in their own roles.
Leader as Coach: 4 Distinctions
Coaching Physicians to Become Leaders
The Leader as Coach: Creating High Performance in Change
Why You Need to Hire a Coach
Video: Want to Get Great at Something? Get a Coach
How do we improve in the face of complexity? Atul Gawande has studied this question with a surgeon's precision. He shares what he's found to be the key: having a good coach to provide a more accurate picture of our reality, to instill positive habits of thinking, and to break our actions down and then help us build them back up again. "It's not how good you are now; it's how good you're going to be that really matters," Gawande says
Video: Why good leaders make you feel safe
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.
Video: 5 ways to listen better
In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.
Video: Try something new for 30 days
Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
The Art of Coaching Employees: Part 1
This is part one of two installments on how to effectively coach employees. This lesson defines what coaching is by explaining what it isn't.
The Art of Coaching Employees: Part 2
This is the second of two installments of coaching employees. This lesson teaches how to "OLGA", that is, how to Observe, Listen, Give feedback, and Ask questions.
Video: You as Leader Coach
The Library of Professional Coaching (LPC)
The Library of Professional Coaching (LPC) provides online access to a carefully selected set of resources associated with the field and discipline of professional coaching, including a growing collection of articles, research briefs, and white papers. It's an easily searchable database of trusted, high-caliber, peer-reviewed content.
Coaching & Mentoring - CCL
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) provides useful articles for research and insight on leadership.
Coaching Strategies for Enhancing Practice Transformation
Coaching Surgeons: Is Culture Limiting Our Ability to Improve?
Peer Coaching: An Overlooked Resource
The authors present an innovative pedagogical approach to peer coaching using senior leadership and junior medical/surgical nursing students within the acute care clinical setting. The collaboration among faculty, staff, and students developed awareness of thinking critically, reasoning, and using effective clinical judgment. Through the use of Lasater's Clinical Judgment Rubric, student reflections provided insight to the program's effectiveness and use of alternative clinical experiences.
Personal Best: The Coach in the Operating Room
Use 6 Active Listening Skills to Coach Others
Active listening requires you to listen attentively to a speaker, understand what they’re saying, respond and reflect on what’s being said, and retain the information for later. This keeps both listener and speaker actively engaged in the conversation.
Brief Coaching for Lasting Solutions by Insoo Kim Berg; Peter Szabó
Perhaps more so than in any other situation, coaching allows practitioners to quickly forge collaborative relationships with their clients and help them maximize their performance in work and in life. Brief Coaching for Lasting Solutions teaches coaches how to conduct conversations that are most useful to clients in achieving their goals within a brief period of time.
Co-active coaching : changing business, transforming lives by Karen Kimsey-House; Henry Kimsey-House; Phillip Sandahl
"Co-Active Coaching remains the bible of coaching guides. . . . No other book gives you the tools, the skills, and the fundamentals to succeed." - Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Coaching and Mentoring Skills by Andrew J. DuBrin
This practical, hands-on book covers twelve key areas of skill development that enable today's learners to become effective coaches and mentors of tomorrow. It contains useful and serious advice - based on research, theory, and practice - encouraging innovation, improvement, and the type of individual contributions that create an environment of success and continuous learning.
Coaching as a leadership style : the art and science of coaching conversations for healthcare professionals by Robert L. Hicks
This book introduces a unique and practical coaching style as a way of interacting with colleagues, managing direct-reports, helping others solve problems, responding to change, making effective choices and developing professionally. It draws from four evidence-based models for interacting with others and facilitating change and reframes them so that they are congruent with managerial and leadership terminology and provide a practical set of methods and tools for today's healthcare leader.
Coaching Basics by Lisa Haneberg
Targeted and focused, Coaching Basics is an essential resource for anyone wishing to boost both individual and company-wide performance.
Creating a Mentoring Culture by Lois J. Zachary
Written for anyone who wants to embed mentoring within their organization, Creating a Mentoring Culture is filled with step-by-step guidance, practical advice, engaging stories, and includes a wealth of reproducible forms and tools.
Internal coaching : the inside story by Katharine St John-Brooks
Drawing on the stories of hundreds of internal coaches, coach sponsors, lead coaches, supervisors of internal coaches and coach trainers, Internal Coaching: The Inside Story gives internal coaches a voice. It makes available to hard-pressed HR directors, talent managers, and learning and development professionals the fruits of very practical research into what is working in organisations and how they might maximise the value for money they get from their investment in internal coaches.
Leadership Team Coaching by Peter Hawkins
Leadership Team Coaching takes an integrated, systemic approach which provides a thorough understanding of the role and importance of the team to organizational objectives, offering the practical tools and techniques essential to facilitate optimum team performance through transformational leadership. Peter Hawkins draws on the latest research to give a practical roadmap for developing people from disparate groups into a high performing team that can transform your business.
Mastering leadership : an integrated framework for breakthrough performance and extraordinary business results by Anderson, Robert J. & Adams, W. A. (Bill)
In Mastering Leadership, Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams argue that in order for organizations to generate extraordinary results, leaders must first transform their values, emotional intelligence, and decision-making systems. To that end, the authors provide an integrative framework, known as the Universal Model of Leadership, designed to help leaders evolve both their competencies and their consciousness. They assert that only by changing their worldviews can leaders create and sustain groundbreaking organizations.