Performance coaching is a modern and rapidly growing method used to
assist development, and involves helping individuals to improve
their performance in all areas of their life, with a particular
emphasis on the workplace. Performance coaching draws parallels
with NLP and often focuses on the psychology of excellence ?
making what?s good even better, and helping individuals keep
ahead of the game. On an organisational level it can include
helping managers to consider how to get the best from their staff,
peers and superiors, as well as helping to identify strengths,
weaknesses, opportunities and threats. A performance coach assists
individuals in building on their successes and helps to design,
plan and instigate successful business/life strategies.
Despite its popularity confusion still surrounds coaching. It is
a relatively new area and there is still a lack of understanding
about how best to use coaching and in what specific situations it
will be most effective. In addition to this, anyone can assume a
performance/professional/business/life coach title without holding
any particular qualification or registration. With this increased
awareness and confusion the need for a no-nonsense book on the
topic that offers trusted advice is needed all the more, which is
where Performance Coaching For Dummies steps in.