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Helping People Change

Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth

By Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith & Ellen Van Oosten
Narrated by Barry Abrams / 7 hours 13 minutes

You're trying to help—but is it working? Helping others is a good thing. Often, as a leader, manager, doctor, teacher, or coach, it's central to your job. But even the most well-intentioned efforts to help others can be undermined by a simple truth: We almost always focus on trying to "fix" people, correcting problems or filling the gaps between where they are and where we think they should be. Unfortunately, this doesn't work well, if at all, to inspire sustained learning or positive change.

There's a better way. In this powerful, practical book, emotional intelligence expert Richard Boyatzis and Weatherhead School of Management colleagues Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten present a clear and hopeful message. The way to help someone learn and change, they say, cannot be focused primarily on fixing problems, but instead must connect to that person's positive vision of themselves or an inspiring dream or goal they've long held. This is what great coaches do—they know that people draw energy from their visions and dreams, and that same energy sustains their efforts to change, even through difficult times. In contrast, problem-centered approaches trigger physiological responses that make a person defensive and less open to new ideas.

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Author , &
Narrator Barry Abrams
ISBN 9781469076195
Length 7 hours 13 minutes
Language English
Publisher Gildan Media
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Business, Self-Improvement & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #4,182 Overall
Genre rank #195 in Business