Grow yourself in order to grow your team. Do you spend your days managing others only to find you’re still putting out fire after fire? What if there was a better way to get things done? There is—leadership coaching is disrupting the scattered management era of education in all the right ways. Get the tools and strategies needed to transform how you think about school supervision that builds capacity, leadership, and learning. This book will help you: • Learn to use neuroscience research productively • Expand your use of communication skills • Understand examples of leaders implementing coach–like behaviors into everyday practice to produce results • Learn specific approaches to supervise and coach for growth • Approach difficult conversations that impact thinking and change with confidence At the crux of coaching culture is mindset—this book will teach you how to cultivate a growth mindset and strong emotional intelligence as you coach and grow capacity in others. “RESULTS Coaching Next Steps invites leaders to function as coaches and clearly teaches them how to coach. It is truly transformational for those unfamiliar with coach leadership and for veteran coaches alike. This book transformed me as a school principal and continues to serve as a fundamental resource in training school leaders. It is without a doubt my top recommendation to anyone who asks how to learn coach-leader skills.” —Dr. Hank Staggs, ACC, Director Governors Academy for School Leadership, Tennessee “Finally! Another must–have for my professional library! RESULTS Coaching Next Steps speaks to education leaders who continue to focus on being a coach leader, no matter what their title or position. The book drives novice and experienced coaches to reconnect to the essentials and renews your commitment to never interact the same way again.” —Kim Richardson ACC Teacher Development Coordinator, Hampton City Schools
Chapter 6: Creating a Coaching Culture
Creating a Coaching Culture
School culture is an incredibly powerful but often invisible force that shapes a school community’s work. It is more powerful than new ideas and innovative practices.
This chapter answers three questions. WHY is a coaching culture of critical importance in this century? WHAT exactly is a coaching culture? And HOW does one make it a reality? We believe coaching is the leverage for transformation of the culture of a school or district, and we hold significant evidence of the power of one as the impetus for beginning that change.
WHY is a coaching culture of critical importance in this century? ...