Coaching Essentials for Managers: The Tools You Need to Ignite Greatness in Each Employee

  • 5h 43m 52s
  • Sara Canaday
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2022

Discover how developing your coaching skills can help unleash your leadership superpower

Helping employees hit their goals and feel engaged at work has always been a rewarding part of a manager's job. But in today's hybrid world, helping your team overcome challenges and feel fully seen, heard, and appreciated is more than simply a "nice to have" skill. Developing a robust, modern approach to coaching can help unlock your leadership "superpower."

In Coaching Essentials for Managers, leadership development expert Sara Canaday presents a solid business case for sharpening these skills by explaining the tangible, proven benefits for employees, managers, and their organizations, and reveals that coaching―like many other management skills―is one you can hone and perfect with the right information and tools. Whether you're just starting out or looking to update your understanding of best practices, you'll find what you need here, in three easy-to-digest parts:

  • Part I: The Essentials includes coaching fundamentals, frameworks, attributes of a great coach, a knowledge check and coaching self-assessment
  • Part II: The Essentials Applied covers real-world challenges in performance coaching and developmental coaching, common obstacles coaches face, and how to coach in the virtual environment
  • Part III: Beyond the Essentials explores effective questions, powerful phrases, coaching "do's and don'ts" and helpful tools and resources
  • PLUS: A Coaching Framework Guide, Coaching Preparation Worksheet, and Coaching Development Plan

Filled with self-assessments, real-world scenarios, and practical exercises to help reinforce what you've learned, Coaching Essentials for Managers will help you walk away feeling fully prepared to coach your employees to do their best, most engaged work―a leadership "superpower" that now, more than ever, is needed in today's rapidly evolving workplace.

About the Author

Sara Canaday is a recognized expert in leadership development with bottom-line impact, helping companies’ leaders and high potentials integrate the leadership skills that research proves are critical for corporations to succeed. Her corporate clients include Allstate, Johnson & Johnson, Charles Schwab, Edward Jones, Dell, Lockheed Martin, Starbucks and more. As a keynote speaker, award-winning author and executive coach, Sara propels individuals from light bulb-moment insights to strategic change, helping them identify barriers that prevent them from taking their careers―and their companies―to the next level.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Coaching Fundamentals
  • Chapter 2 - Your Five-Step Model for Coaching
  • Chapter 3 - Coaching Skills
  • Chapter 4 - Attributes of a Great Coach
  • Chapter 5 - Knowledge Check
  • Chapter 6 - Performance Coaching in Action
  • Chapter 7 - Developmental Coaching in Action
  • Chapter 8 - Common Obstacles for Coaches
  • Chapter 9 - Coaching in a Virtual Environment
  • Chapter 10 - Effective Questions
  • Chapter 11 - Coaching for Cognitive and Cultural Diversity
  • Chapter 12 - Powerful Phrases
  • Chapter 13 - The Ongoing Journey of Coaching
  • Coaching Essentials Toolkit


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