Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges
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Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges

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Praise for Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart
"In this book, O'Neill brings form and structure to the art of executive coaching. Novices are provided a path while seasoned practitioners will find affirmation."
--Daryl R. Conner, CEO and president, ODR-USA, Inc.
"Mary Beth O'Neill's executive coaching gave me the tools and clarity to become a far more effective leade...more
Hardcover, 330 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Jossey-Bass (first published January 2000)
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Bob
This book was highly recommended in coaching training that I received this summer. I can see why. First of all, the two basic ideas of backbone and heart. Backbone is the idea of not caving on contracted goals and action plans. Heart is entering deeply into your client's goals, challenges, and personal development needs.

O'Neill begins the book by discussing the coach's posture as one of results orientation, partnership, engaging specific leadership challenges and linking team behaviors with busi...more
Lisa Edwards
Must read for anyone interested in the wild, wild west of executive coaching.
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