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Unlocking Potential Audiobook

Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations

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Publisher's Summary

To get the best from your employees, you need to be more than a manager. You need to be a coach.

You're a leader because you possess expertise in your field. You have the training and experience. You understand your business - but can you fully motivate and engage your team?

Michael K. Simpson, a senior consultant to Franklin Covey, has spent more than twenty-five years training executives to become effective coaches, mentoring and guiding leaders and managers to encourage and develop the talent of their people - the most important asset in any organization. In this guide, you will acquire the skills to coach your personnel from the ground up, maximizing their potential on a personal level, as members of the team, and as contributors to the organization as a whole.

Transform your business relationships (and your business) with this comprehensive tool for optimizing productivity, profitability, loyalty, and customer focus. Don't just manage. Energize. Galvanize. Inspire. Be a coach.

©2014 Michael Simpson (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    A. C. Brooks 19/01/2015
    A. C. Brooks 19/01/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Outstanding!"

    This was a great read/listen. I would advise that you keep a journal or notepad handy while listening to get the most out of some of the action points that the author lists. Delivery style is not great but the content more than made up for it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicolas 26/05/2017
    Nicolas 26/05/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Generic advice that can fit on a two pager"

    Honestly i tried to like but in the end think it was pretty much a waste of time. The author seems to have credentials to really teach or present insights into the practice of executive coaching.
    In the end though it feels like a list of hr activities a fortune 500 would put in their annual. The author introduces a seven step framework for coaching. He then presents each step and illustrates with some generic scientific quotes and example questions for the potential coach.
    The big questions remains :so what. What now? All this content could in the introduction. Later the author coule illustrate specific examples. Here i believe the book would benefit the most. Build on the first hand experience of the author.provide detailed cases he faced and then use the framework to show the change.
    At this point the written style is just far too corporate. It could be directly copied from a Mercer text. I miss a story, the person being coached and action leading to transformation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John 01/07/2015
    John 01/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Dry but worth using in long car journeys. "

    Some key questions, nice amount of repetition. American accent. Executive mainly.
    Note questions.

    ok ok.

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    kaisbadran 22/02/2015
    kaisbadran 22/02/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Was not bad"

    I was expecting more from a covey publication. The book is great for beginners. but so general for anyone who have a any idea of coaching. I think of you are looking for a big picture sort of book. This is a useful tool

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  • Thomas Magney
    Santa Rosa, CA USA
    30/01/17
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    "Nothing l've not heard before."

    Delivered in vacuous corporate Covey coach-speak. I found myself zoning out repeatedly, changing the playback speed from 1.25X to 1.5X and finally 2.0X to get through it. The coaching questions are good, though you can likely find them online. The author would've been better served by using actual dialogue rather than short situational summaries to relate client interactions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alan Hitt
    Melissa, TX
    19/08/16
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    "A Struggle"

    There was too much listing of information without enough compelling support stories or backgrounds information that might have been helpful in fleshing out the bullet points and making the memorable. it had its moments, but they were too few. I would probably rate it higher had I read a hard copy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ingrid
    New York, NY, United States
    11/01/16
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    "Good info worth noting"

    I'll probably have to listen to this again. But it was well worth my time and I enjoyed it. The performance was very good and it provokes food for thought if you are in an environment that is not quite adopting these principles just yet. It provides a vision of how things definitely can be better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TheLostDemon
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    01/12/17
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    "Very solid information with good references. "

    Very solid information with references to other great sources of information on business and management coaching.

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  • SuperJeff
    21/11/17
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    "the only good parts about this are the questions"

    this book is just a poor knock off of all the other leadership books. the narration is extremely hard to listen to, as well. his voice is bland and unenthusiastic. I'm sure it is good in small doses, but not for a narrated book. he is either doing it for conceit or to save money. neither is a good reason and both are contrary to what he preaches.

    I will say, though, the questions at the end of the chapters are good.

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  • Anonymous
    07/11/17
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    "Clear but too clear"

    It would have been better if more examples from stories where the information was applied were offered. But the information has a good structure and enough practiceing examples are offered

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  • AD Abroad
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    14/09/17
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    "Excellent insights"

    Excellent theory from basic insights to practical applications, especially for corporate environment. I appreciated the blended approaches, not being stuck on one theory as well as emphasis on integrity, character, and holistic view of success.

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  • Cedric Ladouceur
    25/08/17
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    "Excellent"

    This book was great it really puts into perspective the importance of coaching in business as well as our personal lives in order to be motivated, productive, & goal driven individuals that we need in the present future.

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  • Dave Miles
    Winchester, VA, US
    10/07/17
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    "Great book"

    Very practical guide for coaches and consultants. Would recommend the print or kindle with the audio version.

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  • Amazon Customer
    19/05/17
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    "Insightful, I've implemented these practices"

    This book was very insightful and the information is extremely helpful. I highly recommend this book! All leaders/ managers should read this and become a coach to their department and organization. Read it/ listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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