#Search downloadable books Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin L. Smith, Ellen Van Oosten in English #####Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
File name: Helping-People-Change-Coaching.pdf
ISBN: 9781633696570 | 256 pages | 7 Mb
You&#039;re trying to help--but is it working? Helping others is a good thing. Often, as a leader, manager, doctor, teacher, or coach, it&#039;s central to your job. But even the most well-intentioned efforts to help others can be undermined by a simple truth: We almost always focus on trying to &quot;fix&quot; people, correcting problems or filling the gaps between where they are and where we think they should be. Unfortunately, this doesn&#039;t work well, if at all, to inspire sustained learning or positive change. There&#039;s a better way. In this powerful, practical book, emotional intelligence expert Richard Boyatzis and Weatherhead School of Management colleagues Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten present a clear and hopeful message. The way to help someone learn and change, they say, cannot be focused primarily on fixing problems, but instead must connect to that person&#039;s positive vision of themselves or an inspiring dream or goal they&#039;ve long held. This is what great coaches do--they know that people draw energy from their visions and dreams, and that same energy sustains their efforts to change, even through difficult times. In contrast, problem-centered approaches trigger physiological responses that make a person defensive and less open to new ideas. The authors use rich and moving real-life stories, as well as decades of original research, to show how this distinctively positive mode of coaching—what they call &quot;coaching with compassion&quot;--opens people up to thinking creatively and helps them to learn and grow in meaningful and sustainable ways. Filled with probing questions and exercises that encourage self-reflection, Helping People Change will forever alter the way all of us think about and practice what we do when we try to help.