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Peer Supervision in Coaching and Mentoring: A Versatile Guide for Reflective Practice Tammy Turner, Michelle Lucas and Carol Whitaker Routledge 978 11380 6130 9 5 out of 5 I read a lot of books on coaching and many are soon forgotten. But this has become a reference guide for me in supervising newly trained coaches. The authors pool together their collective experiences of peer supervision, in a conversational style. I found myself making notes of pages and exercises to use for supervision and coach training. Always a good sign. I also rate this book because it speaks to the core values […]

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The Heart of Coaching Supervision: Working with Reflection and Self-Care Eve Turner and Stephen Palmer Routledge 978 11387 2977 3 5 stars   This is one of those books that before long will be well-thumbed, and like a dear friend on the shelf, with brightly coloured stickers marking those special gems that you turn to when looking for inspiration. It’s a celebration of the deep love and care that the contributors, all experts in their field, share for the growing area of coaching supervision. Topics include the Thinking Environment (Jane Adshead-Grant, Anne Hathaway, Linda Aspey and Eve Turner), and peer […]

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BOOKS Coaching for Health: Why It Works and How To Do It Jenny Rogers and Arti Maini Open University Press/McGraw-Hill 978 03352 6230 4 4 out of 5 In Coaching for Health, the authors offer the exciting prospect of improving healthcare practitioner outcomes using coaching approaches. Healthcare practitioners ought to be able to do a better job if they have good interpersonal skills, show they care about their patients (assuming they do) and can devote time to integrating coaching skills in their practice. Not that this makes them coaches – an important distinction. The book also offers a powerful critique […]

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Work With Me: The 8 Blindspots Between Men and Women in Business By Barbara Annis and John Gray Palgrave Macmillan – 978 11372 7911 8 Rating: 3 out of 5 This is a very readable book about understanding, appreciating and valuing gender differences. Work With Me offers a great combination of gender-related facts, anecdotes and case studies around gender differences. The writers (one male, one female) discuss the ways men and women approach conversations. They consider eight gender blind spots, for example, “Do women have to walk on eggshells when they talk to women?” They wonder if women are too emotional. They explore, […]

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BOOK Coaching for Innovation: Tools and Techniques for Encouraging New Ideas in the Workplace Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele Palgrave Macmillan 978 11373 5325 2 4/5 stars This book is a comprehensive resource for managers who want to incorporate coaching techniques in order to encourage new ideas and bigger thinking in the workplace, and for coaches who want to help leaders and managers do so. The first part provides detailed coaching models to spark an innovation mind-set and culture. It includes practical exercises on feedback, powerful questioning as well as mindful listening and coaching models. These include: 6 steps to […]

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Title: Resilience: A Practical Guide for Coaches Author: Dr Carole Pemberton Series Editor: Jenny Rogers Publisher: OUP ISBN: 978 03352 6374 7 Usefulness: 5 stars Carole Pemberton’s doctoral thesis on resilience coaching and what coaches can do to help their clients develop or regain their resilience, is captured in this elegantly written, no-nonsense book. It approaches the subject with substance and depth.There are clear definitions and examples of what resilience is and is not. The concept of resilience is filtered through different psychological theoretical underpinnings, eg, narrative coaching, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused coaching, positive psychology, acceptance and commitment therapy. Each […]

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