Today’s Leaders Must Be Prepared to Take on a New Role: Coach

Gregg ThompsonToday’s Leaders Must Be Prepared to Take on a New Role:  Coach 

NEW YORK, NY (RushPR News) June 25, 2007 -– Gregg Thompson wants to make one thing clear: new leaders need to step up to a new role in order to win the war for talent…a war that can be fought and won within the organization.

Thompson, President of Bluepoint Leadership, maintains that coaching is no longer the sole domain of external professional coaches:  “Leaders at all organization levels are being asked to be more coach-like with their team members, colleagues, and even their customers. Unfortunately, many of us who lead organizations find ourselves ill-equipped to provide that coaching.  It’s not that we lack the requisite interpersonal and leadership competencies, but that coaching requires us to engage in uniquely challenging relationships and conversations.”

To provide the secrets of coaching for high performance, Thompson, along with Bluepoint Leadership Development Director of Coaching, Susanne Biro, have authored Unleashed! Expecting Greatness and Other Secrets of Coaching for Exceptional Performance 
In Unleashed! (SelectBooks, $24.95, ISBN: 1-59079-113-4) the authors unveil the Great Expectations Model of coaching which challenges us to become the kind of person from whom others genuinely want to receive coaching, to create relationships that confront real issues and to engage in performance-changing conversations. Unleashed! provides a remarkably simple and straightforward process that draws upon the timeless approaches employed by great coaches and leaders, and also incorporates the very best practices employed by professional coaches

Unleashed! provides step-by-step, easy-to-implement tips whereby readers will learn how to:•Understand what High Performance Coaching is (and is not!)
•Identify the qualities of an effective Leader Coach
•Recognize their strengths as a coach and what is required in the coaching role
•Better understand the coaching process
•Identify their own self development work and personal growth curve
•Better understand current leadership challenges
•Search for opportunities to coach those they manage and lead for performance
•Participate in the personal growth of others while developing high performance coaching skills

Kenzi Sugihara, Publisher at SelectBooks, commented: “In Unleashed! Gregg Thompson and Susanne Biro address an issue of crucial importance to leaders, managers, supervisors and executives:  fully realizing and developing that talent that already exists within their organizations. Unleashed! is an exceptional, transformative, and remarkable book.”

Unleashed! (www.unleashedthecoachingbook.com) will be available in better bookstores nationwide in July 2007. Gregg Thompson is President of Bluepoint Leadership Development, Inc. (www.bluepointleadership.com). He has extensive experience as a business leader, operations manager, executive coach, facilitator and management consultant. He holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from

Pepperdine
University. Susanne Biro is the Director of Coaching at Blue Leadership Development, Inc. She coaches executives and business leaders through North America, the United Kingdom, Asia and the
Middle East. SelectBooks (www.selectbooks.com) is an independent book publisher headquartered in
New York.

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