Book Reviews: Coaching in the Moment—How Busy Leaders Can Make More Impact with Less Time
June 1, 2018
Coaching in the Moment—How Busy Leaders Can Make More Impact with Less Time
By Tan Swee Heng
Candid Creation Publishing
Reviewer: Sadie-Jane Nunis
How to be an Effective Coach at Any Given Time
MR Tan Swee Heng understands the importance of coaching and how busy most leaders are. Coaching is usually seen as a time-consuming activity however, good leaders and even managers, understand its importance. If you do not train or coach your team now, how do you carry out succession planning? However, (and this is unfortunate), many leaders would rather spend time getting the task on hand done rather than use that time to coach if they had to prioritise their use of time.
This is a practical guide to coaching that will help any leader coach anybody at any time should they see the need to. They are feasible ideas that address how to coach direct reports right up to bosses, customers, and partners. I am sure that last part got your attention.
The chapters are concise and that is one thing I appreciate about a good handbook or guidebook. It bugs me when it rambles on and all I want is for the author to get to the point. This book breaks it all down systematically so you can go straight to what you need.
In fact, my favourite part of the book is the ‘coaching questions starter kit’. This book might actually make you feel guilty about not coaching anyone after reading it as Mr Tan covers all the bases leaving you with little to no excuse. The book is also easy-to-digest. Most importantly, reading this will make readers feel that coaching does not need to be time-consuming. I recommend you to pick this one up if you have been buying time or ignoring the fact that your people need coaching. Get on it already with this guide.
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Issue 2, 2018