Coach Me! Your Personal Board of Directors

Book description


An indispensable wellspring of advice from the world’s foremost leadership experts

In Coach Me! Your Personal Board of Directors: Leadership Advice from the World’s Greatest Coaches, a team of world-renowned executive coaches and leadership experts delivers a revolutionary collection of contributions from 52 of the globe’s leading management thinkers. Each curated piece explores a critical issue in leadership, covering topics like self-awareness, communication, interpersonal relationships, emotional intelligence, delegation, coaching, change management, transition management, execution, and career development.

Among the 50 stories included within, readers will find inspirational and practical advice based on real-world leaders who were forced to transform their company’s business model, their organization, or themselves to achieve success. Each concise, actionable chapter lets you be a fly on the wall of a successful leader demonstrating a solution to a commonly encountered leadership problem.

Coach Me! Your Personal Board of Directors also provides:

  • Thorough introductions to self-examination and self-awareness, including maximizing the impact of feedback and proven techniques to ensure your leadership measures up
  • Comprehensive explorations of communication and interpersonal relationship skills, including treatments of authenticity and cultural fluency
  • Practical discussions of emotional intelligence, including the management of out-of-control feelings and conflict management
  • In-depth examinations of change and transition management, including explorations of the first 100 days as a new leader and how to lead teams through crises

Perfect for managers, executives, and business leaders of all kinds, Coach Me! Your Personal Board of Directors: Leadership Advice from the World’s Greatest Coaches will also earn a place in the libraries of the coaches, consultants, and other professionals who work with leaders in government, business, and the nonprofit sectors.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Foreword: A CEO’s Journey through Coachin
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Editors
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I Self-Insight
    1. 1 Great Leaders Are Confident, Connected, Committed, and Courageous
    2. 2 Six Interconnected Perspectives for Coaching
    3. 3 Dealing with Your Demons as a Startup Founder
    4. 4 Crafting a Grow-Forward Development Pathway
    5. 5 In Pursuit of Identity and Inclusion
    6. 6 Making the Most of Feedback
    7. 7 A Proven Technique to Ensure Your Leadership Measures Up
  10. Part II Communication Skills
    1. 8 The Highs and Lows of Communication
    2. 9 How to Develop the Authentic Leader in You
    3. 10 The Culturally Fluent Leader: When Leading Across Differences, Your Style May Need to Change
  11. Part III Interpersonal Relationships
    1. 11 The Five Basic Needs of Employees. How Leaders Can Recognize and Use Them
    2. 12 Steve: The Smartest Guy in the Room
    3. 13 How Powerful Leaders Create Safety: View from Both Sides of the Desk
    4. 14 How “Face” Can Help You Manage Up
    5. 15 “The Payoff from Listening”
    6. 16 The Necessary Reckoning of Corporate America
  12. Part IV Emotional Intelligence
    1. 17 Managing Our Out of Control Feelings
    2. 18 How to Deal with Deeper, Coaching-Resistant Behaviors
    3. 19 Coaching for Conflict Management
    4. 20 The Cavalry Isn’t Coming
  13. Part V Empowering Others / Delegation
    1. 21 The Importance of Leadership Agility
    2. 22 Coaching Perfectionists
    3. 23 Coaching an Executive Client Out of Micromanagement
    4. 24 Establishing Overwhelming Presence as a Managing Director
    5. 25 Letting Go: One Founder’s Journey From Doing to Dreaming
  14. Part VI Coaching Others
    1. 26 Motivating Others to Learn and Change
    2. 27 The Leader as Coach
    3. 28 The Five Most Important Qualities in Coaching Your Employees: Anywhere in the World
    4. 29 The S Curve of Learning
  15. Part VII Managing Change
    1. 30 Leading in Times of Change
    2. 31 Coaching the Team Leader
    3. 32 Coaching and Culture Transformation for Sustainable Results
    4. 33 Agile Servant Leadership Is Not Fluffy
    5. 34 Leading Teams through Crisis
    6. 35 Letting Go of Certainty
  16. Part VIII Transition Management
    1. 36 Your First Hundred Days
    2. 37 Managing Self Doubt After a Promotion
    3. 38 Self as Leader
    4. 39 Executive Transition
  17. Part IX Execution
    1. 40 Objectives and Key Results
    2. 41 Identifying and Approaching Different Types of Problems
    3. 42 A Leader’s Courage for a Team’s Success
    4. 43 The Pause for Progress
    5. 44 There Is No Such Thing as Work/Life Balance
    6. 45 The Leadership Success Definition Should Include Impact (and Maybe ROI)
  18. Part X Career Development
    1. 46 From C-Suite to CEO: How to Get Promoted & Survive the Leap
    2. 47 Personal Leadership Brand: How to Take Control of How You “Show Up”
    3. 48 Decision-Making – Cutting Through the Fog of Shoulds and Fears
    4. 49 Future-Proof Yourself for Complex, Disruptive Times: Learning Faster Than the Pace of Change
    5. 50 How to Select a Coach
  19. Further Resources
  20. Your Personal Board of Directors: Contributor Biographies
  21. Index
  22. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Coach Me! Your Personal Board of Directors
  • Author(s): Brian Underhill, Jonathan Passmore, Marshall Goldsmith
  • Release date: March 2022
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781119823780