About the Book
Businesses are facing a new reality, characterized by a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world. This new reality has forced organizations to depart from conventional command-and-control practices to a completely new model – a model in which leaders support and guide, rather than instruct and control, their team members.
While many excellent books have been written about leadership, talent and coaching, this one is among the few that are at the intersection of leadership and coaching. The book explains how a leader can bring out the very best in people by coaching them, and how coaching can help unleash creativity as well as innovation while inspiring teams to play to their potential. It also examines how coaching helps managers maintain a fine balance between managing and guiding, and between appraising and supporting their teammates.
Exploring some of the key ingredients of impactful leadership, Coaching offers tips and tricks, backed by research and incisive insights, on how to become an effective leader-coach. Peppered with interesting anecdotes and analogies, drawn from sports, performing arts and other walks of life, the book is a breezy read. Interviews with corporate leaders and academics further enrich the narrative. Guaranteed to make for a very interesting read, the book will be useful to leaders, aspiring leaders and especially those that wish to transition from being just good leaders to extraordinary ones.
An alumna of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, She straddles the corporate and academic worlds. She is a leading executive coach, adjunct faculty at several top tier business schools, and runs a boutique consulting firm focused on organizational strategy solutions.
Ruchira's diverse and eclectic background in mergers & acquisitions, organizational effectiveness and strategy execution, coupled with two decades of experience in emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, helps her grasp challenging people issues.
Ruchira frequently gets featured in and writes for leading business journals. She divides her time between Singapore and India.
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