The Tao Of Coaching


The Tao Of Coaching


Max Landsberg

First Published



First Edition


ISBN-10: 186197650X

ISBN-13: 978-1861976505


Max Landsberg intended the Tao Of Coaching to be a “pocket book” about using coaching as a leadership style so you’ll enjoy this book if you like dipping in and out of a book. It is a concise book of only 122 pages about coaching, focusing on all aspects of coaching including; what is coaching, when to coach and how to coach using the popular GROW coaching model . In many ways it is a leadership book too as it covers topics such as asking versus telling, giving and getting feedback and motivation. It’s a short user-friendly book telling the story of Alex and how he has developed his leadership style as a coach through his career.

Who Would Benefit From Reading This Book and Why?

You’ll enjoy this book if you are a manager who wants to develop a coaching style of leadership but doesn’t want to read a book heavy on theory. Coaches will also enjoy this book as it is easy to dip in and out of for a quick refresher.

Reviewer's Opinion

This was the first book I ever read about coaching when I was helping managers to change their leadership style from autocratic to empowering. It has stayed with me ever since and I still dip into it regularly when I want a quick titbit about coaching. I love the fact it is short and easy to read but it has everything in it you need as a coach. Each topic is covered in a couple of pages so you can get a “quick fix” or Just in Time. nugget about coaching. Alex’s story brings coaching to life in a practical way. I particularly like the cartoons and other tables and diagrams which give information in a digestible way.


Denise Fletcher (Executive Coach)

See Also:-

The Business Coach
Finding True North
Leading Through Values
Braver Than You Think
Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People
The Secret DVD Review

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