If you supervise or mentor anyone in your work life, these pages will expose you to the mother lode for helping others grow, succeed, and excel. POWER UP!-THE GUIDE TO LEADERSHIP COACHING WITH STRENGTHS gives those who coach others the reasons, formats, skills and tools to thrive in that practice. Strengths coaching accesses that "sweet spot" between having a personal counselor and a wise consultant to provide optimal assistance. With a clear outline of the chief skills, tools, and critical mindsets for thriving with strengths-based coaching efforts, POWER UP! is an especially rich resource.
Gene Knott is a widely sought "coach's coach," whose diverse client roster spans the range of leadership roles found in both for-profit and not-for-profit settings. Grounded in current knowledge about positive psychology principles and management scholarship, POWER UP! draws on the author's 24 years of experience coaching executives and working with a range of organizations to deliver a robust, highly useful manual.
In these pages you'll find:
o strengths coaching's mental maps, lenses and platforms
o the 7 key skills for coaching others using positive power
o more than 40 easily adopted activities, instruments and tools
o numerous case examples, stories and learning devices
o a special chapter on leader, team and organization coaching
o "strongboxes" with wisdom for coaching with strengths
- Gene Knott is a master coach, bringing to life the power of strength-based methods in the coaching process. His straightforward approach makes the theory and research easily understandable, with practical activities, insightful stories, and key takeaways in every chapter. Anyone interested in coaching and being part of the strengths revolution will profit from this book.
- Tony Silbert, MSOD, Founding Partner, Innovation Partners International; co-author of Healing Conversations Now