Brad Worthley’s theme here is coaching; coaching as opposed to teaching or counseling. Worthey’s version of coaching involves communication in its most effective form, getting people to listen to you and listening to them. He describes all of the minutiae of interaction, be it with co-workers, employees, bosses, or personal relationships.
Listening to Worthley it’s clear that he practices his own philosophy. He is an engaging speaker without ever making the listener feel talked down to. He is not a teacher; he is a coach and as such he looks to lead you into "deepening your own learning".
©2008 Brad Worthley; (P)2008 Made For Success
This author has a great ability to translate the benefits of coaching and the value it offers, however I was looking for ways to bring coaching into my discussions and the types of questions I would ask to influence and persuade, to manage my manager's behaviours and support my colleagues during difficult times. Maybe a slight misinterpretation of the title.
I liked it from among other audiobooks of coaching I have recently consulted, in particular because the author creates good context when narrating his experiences
It presents in a clear, concise yet interesting way the essentials of what coaching truly is
I recommend this book if you are a starter in coaching because it clearly presents actionable items for your practice, I think also professionals with more experience will find it useful to refresh the basics of coaching.
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