Coaching Up & Down the Generations

Lisa Haneburg (Author)

Publication date: 12/01/2010

Coaching Up & Down the Generations
What adaptations should you make to your coaching style to speak to different generations?
  • Offers a complete, concise overview of how each generation -- The Traditionalists, the Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y -- view life, technology, work, communication and behavior

  • Shows that coaching can be more effective if it is a dynamic, interactive process, not a sterile set of practices imposed by a coach on a performer

  • Creates enthusiastic cross-generational communication and relationship-building

"Coaching," Lisa Haneberg says, "is agile, service-oriented persistence with a tolerance for the unexplainable and a willingness to go down a path that is not yours, does not interest you, and requires that you buy new shoes to traverse unharmed." This tongue-in-cheek description suggests the fun and breezy tone of this book. This is most decidedly not just another book about generational differences, nor is it yet another "how to coach" book. Coaching Up and Down the Generations looks at the key processes of transferring knowledge, developing teams, and collaborating, and examines how different age groups can better learn from one another and even experience major breakthroughs that will improve their progress -- despite disparate backgrounds.

You'll find a thorough examination of key issues in inter-generational coaching situations, including what constitutes great coaching, at any age; a complete overview of each generation and how they view life, technology, work, communication, and behavior; how to handle clashing communication styles and preferences; the importance of "coachability" in yourself and others regardless of different habits, opininos, and work styles; how to cultivate a coaching environment where the different generations can have provocative conversations and truly help one another.

With this book as your guide, you can show the generations how to find common points of interest, needs, and goals. You'll find ingenious tips for creating formal and informal coaching situations, developing opportunities to build relationships, and helping people of all ages to become catalytic coaches and engaged performers.

  • Offers a complete, concise overview of how each generation -- The Traditionalists, the Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y -- view life, technology, work, communication and behavior

  • Shows that coaching can be more effective if it is a dynamic, interactive process, not a sterile set of practices imposed by a coach on a performer

  • Creates enthusiastic cross-generational communication and relationship-building

 

"Coaching," Lisa Haneberg says, "is agile, service-oriented persistence with a tolerance for the unexplainable and a willingness to go down a path that is not yours, does not interest you, and requires that you buy new shoes to traverse unharmed." This tongue-in-cheek description suggests the fun and breezy tone of this book. This is most decidedly not just another book about  generational differences, nor is it yet another "how to coach" book. Coaching Up and Down the Generations looks at the key processes of transferring knowledge, developing teams, and collaborating, and examines how different age groups can better learn from one another and even experience major breakthroughs that will improve their progress -- despite disparate backgrounds.

You'll find a thorough examination of key issues in inter-generational coaching situations, including what constitutes great coaching, at any age; a complete overview of each generation and how they view life, technology, work, communication, and behavior; how to handle clashing communication styles and preferences; the importance of "coachability" in yourself and others regardless of different habits, opininos, and work styles; how to cultivate a coaching environment where the different generations can have provocative conversations and truly help one another.

With this book as your guide, you can show the generations how to find common points of interest, needs, and goals. You'll find ingenious tips for creating formal and informal coaching situations, developing opportunities to build relationships, and helping people of all ages to become catalytic coaches and engaged performers.

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What adaptations should you make to your coaching style to speak to different generations?

  • Offers a complete, concise overview of how each generation -- The Traditionalists, the Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y -- view life, technology, work, communication and behavior

  • Shows that coaching can be more effective if it is a dynamic, interactive process, not a sterile set of practices imposed by a coach on a performer

  • Creates enthusiastic cross-generational communication and relationship-building

"Coaching," Lisa Haneberg says, "is agile, service-oriented persistence with a tolerance for the unexplainable and a willingness to go down a path that is not yours, does not interest you, and requires that you buy new shoes to traverse unharmed." This tongue-in-cheek description suggests the fun and breezy tone of this book. This is most decidedly not just another book about generational differences, nor is it yet another "how to coach" book. Coaching Up and Down the Generations looks at the key processes of transferring knowledge, developing teams, and collaborating, and examines how different age groups can better learn from one another and even experience major breakthroughs that will improve their progress -- despite disparate backgrounds.

You'll find a thorough examination of key issues in inter-generational coaching situations, including what constitutes great coaching, at any age; a complete overview of each generation and how they view life, technology, work, communication, and behavior; how to handle clashing communication styles and preferences; the importance of "coachability" in yourself and others regardless of different habits, opininos, and work styles; how to cultivate a coaching environment where the different generations can have provocative conversations and truly help one another.

With this book as your guide, you can show the generations how to find common points of interest, needs, and goals. You'll find ingenious tips for creating formal and informal coaching situations, developing opportunities to build relationships, and helping people of all ages to become catalytic coaches and engaged performers.

  • Offers a complete, concise overview of how each generation -- The Traditionalists, the Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y -- view life, technology, work, communication and behavior

  • Shows that coaching can be more effective if it is a dynamic, interactive process, not a sterile set of practices imposed by a coach on a performer

  • Creates enthusiastic cross-generational communication and relationship-building

 

"Coaching," Lisa Haneberg says, "is agile, service-oriented persistence with a tolerance for the unexplainable and a willingness to go down a path that is not yours, does not interest you, and requires that you buy new shoes to traverse unharmed." This tongue-in-cheek description suggests the fun and breezy tone of this book. This is most decidedly not just another book about  generational differences, nor is it yet another "how to coach" book. Coaching Up and Down the Generations looks at the key processes of transferring knowledge, developing teams, and collaborating, and examines how different age groups can better learn from one another and even experience major breakthroughs that will improve their progress -- despite disparate backgrounds.

You'll find a thorough examination of key issues in inter-generational coaching situations, including what constitutes great coaching, at any age; a complete overview of each generation and how they view life, technology, work, communication, and behavior; how to handle clashing communication styles and preferences; the importance of "coachability" in yourself and others regardless of different habits, opininos, and work styles; how to cultivate a coaching environment where the different generations can have provocative conversations and truly help one another.

With this book as your guide, you can show the generations how to find common points of interest, needs, and goals. You'll find ingenious tips for creating formal and informal coaching situations, developing opportunities to build relationships, and helping people of all ages to become catalytic coaches and engaged performers.

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Meet the Author


Visit Author Page - Lisa Haneburg

Lisa Haneberg (www.lisahaneberg.com) is an expert in the areas of management, leadership, organization development, human resources, and training, with more than 25 years' experience helping companies optimize results. She is the author of six books: Organization Development Basics, Coaching Basics, 10 Steps to Be a Successful Manager, Focus Like a Laser Beam: 10 Ways to Do What Matters Most, High Impact Middle Management: Solutions for Today's Busy Managers, and Two Weeks to a Breakthrough. Lisa authors a popular management development blog called Management Craft.

Contributor to ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals - Available as article-length Fast Fundamentals whitepaper (PDF download): Organizational Culture.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Beyond Cliches and Worn-Out Talk About Generations

Chapter 1: Coaching for Catalysts - Fundamentals for Creating Great Coaching Moments

Chapter 2: But I Don't Think Like That - What We Need to Know About the Generations

Chapter 3: Up, Down, and Sideways - Coaching That Transcends Generational Differences

Chapter 4: The Coachable Coach

Chapter 5: Extra Credit - The Science of Breakthroughs

Chapter 6: Cultivating a Coachable and Coaching Environment for All Generations - Considerations for Senior Leaders and Trainers

Conclusion: Into the Future We Go

References

About the Author

About ASTD

About Berrett-Koehler

Index

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