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RESULTS Coaching

RESULTS Coaching
The New Essential for School Leaders

Edited by:

Foreword by Dennis Sparks

September 2010 | 264 pages | Corwin
Coaching is not a workshop or simply a new role—it requires a leader to embrace the knowledge of how others learn and change as a result of coaching language and behaviours. Being a "coach-leader" is a key competency, a new identity, for anyone in the business of developing teachers, staff, and students. On a daily basis, coaching challenges leaders to "walk the talk"—continuously growing and improving themselves before modeling and leading others.

Built upon the International Coaching Federation standards and competencies for coaching, this book introduces leaders to results coaching, a model that:

- Provides a navigation system for impacting new thinking and solution finding at every level of school systems

- Creates new pathways in the brain resulting in new energy and motivation

- Teaches language that builds trust and scaffolds confidence and competence

- Models thinking processes that move people to action

- Focuses on goal clarity and multiple options leading to action and achievement.

About the Authors
Foreword by Dennis Sparks
1. The Coach Leader Mindset: The Cognitive Shift
2. Intention: Being Purposeful
3. Leader as Coach: The Results Coaching Navigation System
4. Language: The Essential Connector
5. Communication Skills: The New Essentials
#1 - Committed Listening

#2 - Powerful Paraphrasing

#3 - Presuming Positive Intent and Powerful Questions

#4 - Reflective Feedback

6. The Leader’s GPS: Guided Pathways for Success
7. RESULTS Coaching Plan for Action: Essential for Unleashing Promise and Possibility
Appendix A: RESULTS Coaching Navigation System - Visual

Appendix B: RESULTS Coaching – GPS - Visual

Appendix C: RESULTS Coaching – Model - Visual

Appendix D: Assessments

Appendix E: ICF Code of Ethics

Appendix F: ICF Core Competencies

Appendix G: Coaching School Results: Evaluation and Testimonies

Appendix H: Skill Essays and Coaching Scripts


"RESULTS coaching is a humanistic approach to developing needed teacher proficiencies. It draws from a standards-based body of research to teach a mandated curriculum with high-yield strategies to produce results. RESULTS coaching incorporates the best from many models of coaching, including cognitive coaching, and provides a valuable resource for leaders to clearly articulate the expectations of the work of schools.”

Robert J. Garmston, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento
Co-Developer, Cognitive Coaching

"Leaders who are truly committed to substantive and lasting change will find that RESULTS coaching is one of the definitive actions that they can take. As a beneficiary of RESULTS coaching, I know it works. The authors make many skills accessible to school leaders, who can begin tomorrow changing the way they interact with staff and colleagues and accelerating the level at which they achieve their goals for staff and students."

Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director
National Staff Development Council

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ISBN: 9781412986748

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