Effective leaders help others learn to resolve issues. This companion and follow-up book to Coaching Conversations brings the coaching style of leadership to life with stories of real people, facing real problems, who use coaching skills to empower their staff. Each chapter deals with a challenging leadership area and includes space for personal reflection, questions, and next steps. Topics covered include:
Core values Building trust and community High expectations School turnaround Garnering genuine buy-in Difficult conversations Accountability Balancing personal and professional commitments
What does coach leadership look like? A coach-leader is someone who believes the best in people, until they prove otherwise. They believe that the people they work with have good intent, that they want to be responsible, competent and dependable. This book teaches that a coach-leader can help their staff build capacity in problem solving and make any necessary changes by being committed listeners, by paraphrasing thoughts and concerns, thinking that people have positive intent, asking powerful questions and by giving reflective feedback. A good read for any teacher who is mentoring a colleague and district administrators.