Leverage Your Best, Ditch the Rest

Leverage Your Best, Ditch the Rest

The Coaching Secrets Top Executives Depend on

By Scott Blanchard; Madeleine Homan

William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780060559786, 238pp.

Publication Date: May 2004


leverage (lev'r ij) The power to act or influence.

ditch (dich) Slang, to get rid of; discard.

Finally, you hold in your hands a powerful tool that will show you how to take full advantage of -- Leverage! -- your strengths and most positive qualities, while at the same time discarding or getting around -- Ditch! -- whatever gets in your way.

Scott Blanchard and Madeleine Homan, co-founders of Coaching.com, share their groundbreaking program, honed by fourteen years of high-level executive coaching and consulting. They offer new perspectives on how to spend your precious and limited resources, time, emotions, passions, and energy to generate the best results.

The three-part process begins with a twenty-five-question self-assessment, then moves on to the Three Perspectives -- major life queries that focus on how you are perceived, your own self-image, and self-imposed limitations. The final step, the Seven Leverage Points, offers fresh insight into the choices you make and how you conduct yourself in business and in life. You will find immediately applicable tools to appraise and manage your work environment and personal gifts. You will be guided to make tiny but crucial shifts in getting needs met and drawing boundaries.

Leverage Your Best, Ditch the Rest eliminates the stupid stuff that distracts you and gets in your way. It shows you how to capitalize on what you've got going for you and how to invest in yourself like a hot new stock.


In addition, we have built a Web site, www.leverageyourbest.com, for those who have made a commitment to their own coaching journey. Coaching is a dynamic tool and you are a work in progress---technology makes it easy to track growth. Leverage Your Best readers can use the Web site, the first of its kind, to work through exercises in the book electronically, keep a personal record of progress, communicate with other readers in an online coaching experience, and give feedback to the authors. A collaborative effort, the Web's online coaching community defines the www.leverageyourbest.com site experience, adding new dimensions to professional development...all for the price of the of the book . Visit the world's only online coaching Web experience and see what has people everywhere jumping in their cubicles. Enjoy!

About the Author
Scott Blanchard is a founder of Coaching.com, a Web-enabled leadership development coaching service. He is currently executive director of Service Delivery for The Ken Blanchard Companies, an internationally recognized management and leadership training and consulting firm based in San Diego, California. Scott lives on top of Bernardo Mountain in beautiful Escondido, California.

Madeleine Homan is the vice president of Blended Solutions at The Ken Blanchard Companies and a founder of Coaching.com. Her clients have included executives at PictureTel, Altel, Adobe, American Standard, and some of the top consulting and investment banking firms. She splits her time between Dobbs Ferry, New York, and Escondido, California.