A revised edition of the HBR Guide to Coaching Employees is now available, and although I'm hardly an objective critic I think it's a substantial improvement on the original.
I wrote the Introduction, Why Coach?, as well as Giving Feedback that Sticks and Help People Help Themselves, on self-coaching, and I'm really proud to be associated with this volume.
The most obvious change is a more compact, reader-friendly format (5" x 9"), but there a number of revisions to the contents as well:
INTRODUCTION: Why Coach? by Ed Batista
SECTION 1: PREPARING TO COACH YOUR EMPLOYEES
1. Shift Your Thinking to Coach Effectively by Candice Frankovelgia
2. Set the State to Stimulate Growth by Edward M. Hallowell, MD
3. Earn Your Employees' Trust by Jim Dougherty
SECTION 2: COACHING YOUR EMPLOYEES
4. Holding a Coaching Session by Amy Jen Su
6. Giving Feedback That Sticks by Ed Batista
8. Coaching Effectively in Less Time by Daisy Wademan Dowling
9. Help People Help Themselves by Ed Batista
10. Avoid Common Coaching Mistakes by Muriel Maignan Wilkins
SECTION 3: CUSTOMIZE YOUR COACHING
12. Coaching Your Stars, Steadies, and Strugglers by Jim Grinnell
13. Coaching Your Rookie Managers by Carol A. Walker
15. Coaching Teams by J. Richard Hackman
Thanks to my colleagues at Stanford: Andrea Corney, Carole Robin, Chris McCanna, Collins Dobbs, Gary Dexter, Hugh Keelan, John Cronkite, Lara Tiedens, Ricki Frankel, Scott Bristol, and Yifat Sharabi-Levine.
Thanks to my coach, mentor, and fairy godmother Mary Ann Huckabay.
And thanks to my MBA students and my clients in private practice, who have taught me more than anyone.