Coaching Leadership: Building Educational Leadership Capacity Through Coaching Partnerships
Coaching Leadership is about building leadership capacity in individuals, and in institutions, through enhancing professional relationships. It is based on the importance of maximising potential, and harnessing the ongoing commitment and energy needed to meet personal and professional goals.
Based on over a decade of research and development, nationally and internationally,
Coaching Leadership brings you the empirical evidence, the principles, and the skills, to be able to develop your own leadership and that of others you work with.
- Challenges you to critically reflect on your leadership and professional relationships
- Offers practical activities and exercises
- Describes leadership coaching based on reciprocal processes
- Seeks to connect theory and practice
- Provides a basis for workshop activities in coaching, appraisal, and mentoring.
Coaching Leadership will assist educators who believe in the development of leadership at all levels, to dialogue effectively with professional colleagues for the improvement of leadership practice.
This book comes highly recommended to those professionals committed to lifelong, experiential learning and reflective practice.
An essential addition to the professional development programme.
Jan Robertson is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean in the School of Education, at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. She is Director of the Educational Leadership Centre and studies and teaches about coaching and mentoring, action research and leadership development. Her work is widely respected both in New Zealand and overseas.
"Jan Robertson’s splendid book not only advocates articulately for the necessity of leadership coaching, but sets out practically what good coaching can, and should, look like."—Andy Hargreaves, Boston College