Evoking Excellence in Others

by James Flaherty

Number of pages: 223

Publisher: Routledge

BBB Library: Operations Management

ISBN: 9781856178167

About the Author

Flaherty founded New Ventures West (1986) and Integral Leadership (2004) to bring a rigorous and pragmatic method for supporting human development to individuals and organizations.


Editorial Review

Not long ago, coaching meant training athletes, performers, and students. Recently, the use of the term has been extended into the worlds of management, leadership, entrepreneurship, and performance in other domains of life. The discipline of coaching puts the center of its attention on the question of how a person can help other people develop new capabilities, new horizons, and new worlds of opportunity for themselves and those around them. Put this way, this book is about building relationships among people who are continuously learning about the changing environments in which they live and work, intervening in and moving to set aside ineffective and counter-productive habits, and building new skills, practices, habits, strengths, and platforms for collaborating in this ever-changing world.

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Wisdom to Share

Then the coach’s mission is to find what affects behavior in a way that will bring the desired change.

It’s rare, in coaching, that we trust a person in all aspects of life.

In coaching, timing is everything.

Knowing when to start may well determine if you get anywhere.

Our routines of everyday life are transparent to us until they break down.

People don’t seek out coaching until their everyday life is interrupted.

Coaching fails because the coach hasn’t coordinated the beginning of the effort with an appropriate opening.

It is necessary for us to take time to do assessment before we begin to coach him.

We can only find a person’s concerns by asking.

It’s also difficult for us to hear someone say he’s committed to something for which he’s taking no action.

Understanding someone in this way will allow us to keep looking for what’s missing in his ability to fulfill his intention rather than dismissing him.

The world of business is full of moods that are somehow difficult to deal with.

Understanding a mood is similar to understanding a person.