A Manager's Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees
4 By Brian Emerson and Anne Loehr, AMACOM, 240 pp., $16.95
At home, work, or play, when faced with a task, three things make us successful: aptitude, attitude, and available resources. Aptitude is the know-how or having the skills to complete the task. Attitude is composed of the drive, confidence, and focus to finish the task. Available resources are defined as having the necessary tools and equipment on hand to perform the task. All three are important parts of being successful, but attitude is probably the most vital part. Coaching helps raise people's awareness of the attitude component.
In "A Manager's Guide to Coaching," authors Brian Emerson and Anne Loehr describe the Success Equation (Aptitude + Attitude + Available Resources = Level of Success) and how each of the individual components affects the equation outcome. The authors include a "how-to" coaching section and provide hundreds of questions and conversation starters that can help you achieve the biggest return on your coaching investment.
The book is a great resource tool that can be used to help people hone their thinking and coaching capabilities to achieve greater results at home, work, or play.