Coaching on the Axis: Working with Complexity in Business and Executive Coaching

Author(s) : Marc Simon Kahn

Coaching on the Axis: Working with Complexity in Business and Executive Coaching

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2014
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Category :
    Coaching
  • Category 2 :
    Organisational Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 33263
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780491363
  • ISBN 10 : 1780491360

Reviews and Endorsements

‘At last, a sophisticated and business-savvy account of business and executive coaching. Marc Kahn’s book represents an important shift in how we understand the world of business coaching. His examination of complexity theory, psychology, and business challenges many of the hidden (and not-so-hidden) assumptions imported into business coaching from counselling. This is a welcome and important contribution in the field. It should be on every coach’s bookshelf and inform every coach’s practice.’
—Dr Michael Cavanagh, Deputy Director, Coaching Psychology Unit, Sydney University, Australia

‘In this exceptional book, Marc Kahn succeeds in planting the emerging service of coaching firmly in the modern business context. This is a work that will, in my opinion, deservedly take its place in the business canons of the twenty-first century.’
— Peter Frampton, President of Accounting Comes Alive International and co-author of Accounting Comes Alive and Color Accounting, Geneva, Switzerland

‘In this masterful contribution to business coaching. Marc Kahn has instigated a paradigm shift. Grappling with the indefatigable concerns of business, this work offers a new approach, aligning multiple and complex perspectives. This book is a must-have, not only for every coach’s library, but also for every leader’s.’
— Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron, Founding Fellow, Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, South Africa

‘This is a brilliant book that powerfully articulates the focal “axis” of attention for business coaches, and ultimately defines the most important factors for success.’
— Dr Paddy Pampalis, Executive Director, Centre for Integral Business and Leadership, Cape Town, South Africa

‘I welcome this sage and authentic book, and encourage all HR practitioners, leaders, and coaches to read, and heed, its important messages.’
—Bev Cunningham, Vice President, Group Human Resources, Ricoh Europe PLC, London, UK

‘One of the most insightful books on business coaching I have ever read.’
— Allon Raiz, CEO, Raizcorp and bestselling author of Lose the Business Plan and What to Do When You Want to Give Up, South Africa

‘This work will become essential reading for anyone in the field.’
—Dr Jacqui Farrants, Consultant Psychologist, City University, London, UK

‘I was riveted. I simply couldn’t put it down.’
— Marc Feitelberg, clinical psychologist, executive coach, and founder of The South African College of Applied Psychology

‘A must-read for those who are serious about being professional and ethical business coaches.’
— Wendy Johnson, President and CEO, Worldwide Association of Business Coaches WABC®,Vancouver, Canada

‘Regardless of the modality you prefer as a coach, this text will add depth and understanding to your practice. An undeniable contribution.’
— Craig Bloomstrand, international coach and mentor, author of Wise Men Look and Every Story Casts a Shadow, Minneapolis, USA

‘This is a fantastic read, providing a really good sense of the amazing benefits business coaching can bring to an executive when it is delivered properly - on the “axis”.’
—Brett Morris, Group CEO, FCB South Africa

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