Henley Business School's Coaching Book of the Year 2019!
In The Art of Dialogue in Coaching, Reinhard Stelter invites readers to engage in transformative and fruitful dialogues in everyday working life, and provides the theory and tools for them to be able to do so.
Presented in three parts, the book provides a complete overview of the importance of dialogue and how it can be utilised. Part I, Theoretical basis, examines third-generation coaching as a collaborative dialogue form, the societal context of the coaching process and the concept of identity in modern society. Part II, Basic themes of fruitful dialogue, examines meaning-making, value and the narrative perspective, and their significance in creating a new dialogue culture. Finally, Part III, Reflections on dialogue practice, explores the art of being a supporting dialogue guide, drawing on a number of theoretical perspectives and focusing on developing relational competencies. Stelter emphasises that taking the time to linger opens new possibilities for fundamental self-insight, and clearly explains how dialogue provides us with a framework for acting in the world with personal integrity.
The Art of Dialogue in Coaching will be an essential guide for coaches in practice and in training, coaching psychologists and professionals with a coaching role, including mentors, consultants and leaders. In particular, it will appeal to those looking to conduct dialogue as an art form, enhancing their work as a co-creative and collaborative guide.
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Series: Coaching Psychology
25 September 2018
Further / Higher Education
Preface Acknowledgments Part One: Theoretical Basis Chapter 1 Third-generation coaching as sustainable, fruitful dialogue: Key navigation points Chapter 2 The societal context: the emergence of the achievement-subject and the burnout society Chapter 3 Searching for one's own self - identity as one of the key challenges of our time Part Two: Basic Themes of Fruitful Dialogues Chapter 4 Meaning-making in dialogue Chapter 5 Values - a basis for action Chapter 6 The narrative perspective: transformation through sharing Part Three: Reflections on dialogue practice Chapter 7 Enhancing attention Chapter 8 The narrative-co-creative practice Chapter 9 The foundation of dialogue and the dialogue guide's virtues Chapter 10 Dialogue practices Concluding reflections References Index of names Index
Reinhard Stelter, PhD, is a professor of coaching psychology and head of the Coaching Psychology Unit at NEXS, University of Copenhagen, and visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is honorary vice president and Associate Fellow of the International Society of Coaching Psychology, and a coaching practitioner, researcher, lecturer, workshop leader and facilitator in private practice.
Reviews for The Art of Dialogue in Coaching: Towards Transformative Exchange
Reinhard Stelter has lead the way in thinking about coaching as a humanistic developmental methodology. This book crystallises his latest thinking and will be invaluable to coaches, consultants and everyone who has an interest in developmental approaches to coaching. A must read. - Professor Anthony M. Grant, Director, Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney, Australia