Solution-Focused Coaching
Managing People in a Complex World

By Jane Green & Anthony M. Grant
Pearson Education / Financial Times
December 2003
ISBN: 1-843-04028-X
178 Pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 8 "
$57.50 paper original


It's simple to say, but not so simple to do: to be a successful manager you have to be successful with people. More so than ever before, to be a good manager you have to be a good coach - getting the best out of your staff. You won't do the work for your team, but you know exactly how to help your people find their personal best. Because from here on the soft stuff is the hard stuff. No matter how good you are at your job, and no matter how great your products or services are, unless you know how to get the best from your people, you might as well go home. Make no mistake - this is about improving the bottom line. Based on research carried out at the Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney, this book will help equip you with usable, effective, proven techniques for improving communication, collaboration and co-operation at work. It will show you how to become a 'manager coach' and to lead yourself and your team with increased confidence. Backed by sound, current psychological theory this book is also highly practical and is packed with proven, empirically tested, scientifically validated tools and techniques for enhancing your life experience and work performance. Examining the challenges that the furious pace of change in today's world have brought about, this text provides every manager with strategies to facilitate a successful, dynamic and creative workforce. Backed by psychological theory, the book is a highly practical read.

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