February 01, 2018

My miscellaneous notes on "coaching for performance"

Below is my personal notes after reading “Coaching for Performance” by Sir John Whitmore.

Chap 19: Measurable benefits of coaching

  • Improved performance and productivity
  • Improved career development
  • Improved relationships and engagement
  • Improved job satisfaction and retention
  • More time for the leader
  • Increased innovation
  • Beter use of people and knowledge
  • People who will go the extra mile
  • Greater agility and adaptability
  • High-performance culture
  • Life skill

Chap 20: How to effect cultural change?

Leadership is at he heart of the living system, consisting of

  1. People (social and behavioural elements)
  2. Process
  3. Systems
  4. Organisational structure

Ask the right questions.


  • Why are we making this change?
  • What are the internal and external drivers?


  • What are we changing into?
  • What needs to change and what needs to remain?


  • How will we design and deliver the change?
  • Who will do what?

Chap 21: The quality of leadership