The CCL Handbook of Coaching: A Guide for the Leader Coach (w/CD-ROM)
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Coaching is vital to developing talent in organizations, and it is an essential capability of effective leaders. The CCL Handbook of Coaching is based on a philosophy of leadership development that the Center for Creative Leadership has honed over thirty years with rigorous research and with long, rich experience in the practice of leadership coaching. The book uses a coaching framework to give a compass to leaders who are called to coach as a means of building sustainability and boosting performance in their organizations. The book explores the special considerations that leader coaches need to account for when coaching across differences and in special circumstances, describes advanced coaching techniques, and examines the systemic issues that arise when coaching moves from a one-to-one relationship to a developmental culture that embraces entire organizations.


Sharon Ting is a coaching practice leader and co-manager for the worldwide Awareness Program for Executive Excellence (APEX), CCL's coaching program for senior executives. She has coauthored a number of articles, including an article for the Harvard Business Review.

Peter Scisco is the manager of publication development at CCL, and works with its faculty to create practical, authoritative books that leaders can use to develop themselves and their organizations.

The Center for Creative Leadership is a nonprofit educational institution with international reach whose mission is to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, it conducts research, produces publications and assessment tools, and offers a variety of educational programs. The Financial Times has ranked CCL among the world's Top 10 providers of executive education. For more information, visit CCL's Web site at


CD-ROM: A Library of Related CCL Publications.

Foreword by John R. Alexander.


The Authors.



1 Our View of Coaching for Leadership Development (Sharon Ting).

2 A Framework for Leadership Development Coaching (Sharon Ting, Doug Riddle).


3 Coaching Women Leaders (Marian N. Ruderman, Patricia J. Ohlott).

4 Coaching Leaders of Color (Ancella B. Livers).

5 Coaching Across Cultures (Lynne DeLay, Maxine Dalton).

6 Coaching Senior Leaders (Ted Grubb, Sharon Ting).


7 Coaching for Emotional Competence (Kathy E. Kram, Sharon Ting).

8 Coaching Leaders Through Change and Transition (Kerry A. Bunker).

9 Coaching for Physical Well-Being (Sharon McDowell-Larsen).


10 Artful Coaching (Charles J. Palus).

11 Brief Solution-Focused Coaching (Michael Wakefield).

12 Constructive-Developmental Coaching (Wilfred Drath, Ellen Van Velsor).


13 Blended Coaching (Mary Lynn Pulley).

14 Coaching Teams (Candice Frankovelgia, Jennifer Martineau).

15 Creating a Coaching Culture (Sharon Ting).

Afterword (Sharon Ting).


Name Index.

Subject Index.

About the Center for Creative Leadership.

How to Use the CD-ROM.


“This handbook is an incredibly rich and varied review of the field of coaching. It should be required reading for all coaches--and all companies that want to use coaches. More useful information than any one coach could acquire in a lifetime!”--Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized by Forbes as one of five most-respected executive coaches, by The Economist as one of the most credible advisors in the new era of business, and by Fast Company as America’s preeminent executive coach


“Rich in content, this book provides the definitive road map for improving personal coaching skills and encouraging the growth and development of others. A must-read for managers who want to get the best from their people.”--Cynthia Hartley, senior vice president, human resources, Sonoco Products Company


“This book is a must for all senior managers because it focuses on developing the capability they will most need to build a strong company: i.e. how to stimulate and facilitate the growth of their key people and lead their personnel through the constant change processes businesses now go through.   What makes it truly innovative is that it takes coaching skills out of the domain of professional coaches and makes it accessible for line management. The book is accessible because it is written in a very pragmatic style that explains how managers can facilitate a process of learning among their staff through self discovery. It explains how to put ideas into action, reflect upon them, evaluate them and subsequently develop new plans that build on what is learned. This is why the ideas and concepts that are propagated in this book are a core part of the leadership trainings for the partners of BCG to enhance the development of their key leadership competences and skills.”--Mirko Nikolic, senior vice president, Europe, Boston Consulting Group