Leadership coaching that moves beyond the status quo
How do leaders who coach their peers and colleagues develop the next generation of leaders? What does it mean to serve as a “thought partner” for colleagues at the helm of meaningful change? How do powerful coaching conversations challenge assumptions and catalyze transformative innovation? How does leadership coaching lift people and programs beyond the demands of the status quo?
Named for a physics term that refers to sustainable energy in the absence of its source, Flywheel offers a comprehensive view of leadership coaching— including tools, coaching dialogues, exercises, and protocols. In Flywheel, Elle Allison-Napolitano draws on her extensive experience as a trainer of leaders who coach and as a practicing leadership coach, to fill a long standing gap in leadership coaching: to support leaders at the helm of the most important work in your organization. Flywheel offers these outcomes:
Emerging leaders through meaningful work; Deep implementation of your best initiatives; Better interactions and relationships through coaching; An engaged and committed workforce; Increased ownership and accountability; Innovative and inspired thinking
Make leadership coaching a movement in your organization and develop leaders capable of meaningful, sustainable change.
“In a world of ever mounting educational challenges, Dr. Allison's work brings refreshing clarity in understanding transformational leadership coaching. Transformational coaching is the most compelling model in the coaching literature and will sustain the meaningful change needed to improve instruction and provide world-class educational opportunities for students.”
—Debbie Lee, Executive Director of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction
Waterloo Community Schools, IA
chapter 5: The Flywheel System
An ocean traveler has even more vividly the impression that the ocean is made of waves than that it is made of water.
—Arthur Stanley Eddington, Science Scholar (The Nature of the Physical World, 1928, p. 242)
This chapter kicks off our exploration into the actual process of leadership ...