Third edition offers new insight on managing diversity, coaching with technology, developing talent in the current economy, and entrepreneurial learning

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Babson College Professors James M. Hunt and Joseph R. Weintraub have released the 3rd edition of The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business.

Using an innovative coaching model, Hunt and Weintraub present students and managers alike with the guidance, tools, and case studies needed to develop leadership talent and inspire performance. It has been proven to help employees achieve higher levels of skill and personal development, and experience greater engagement with their organizations.

The methodology stems from years of extensive research showing that those who coach their employees become known as good managers to work for, developers of talent, and achievers of business results.

The thoroughly updated edition reflects the authors’ latest research and presents a simplified version of the Coaching Manager Model: opportunity, reflection, feedback, action planning, and follow up.

New to the 3rd Edition


  • New research and contemporary cases demonstrate how managers are using coaching to develop talent in the current economy.
  • A new section on entrepreneurial learning discusses coaching and development relevant to entrepreneurs.
  • New real-world examples of diversity and technology shows readers how to manage diversity and how to use technology to coach employees over vast distances.


​“Whether augmented by technology or other tactics, an employee’s relationship with their manager sets the tone for how the employee feels about the work and the organization. The power of that relationship is not to be underestimated,” said Weintraub. “The Coaching Manager model helps to create good coaching managers who make a difference in how people learn and develop.”

“The ability to learn from experience is probably more important now than ever. We live in a highly diverse and uncertain world, and companies can appear and disappear overnight,” said Hunt. “Our closest colleagues may also be 10,000 miles away. Developmental coaching connects us in the shared effort to learn from our experiences, and bridges our differences and our distance. Our hope is that The Coaching Manager can help readers make the most of these very rich learning opportunities we face.”

The authors are founders of the Babson College Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP), and have talked with more than 10,000 practicing managers and entrepreneurs about coaching and talent development over the past 20 years.

The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business by James M. Hunt and Joseph R. Weintraub (3rd Edition, Sage Publications 2016) is available through Sage PublishingAmazon, and more.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​

By Brianna DiPietro,, (781) 239-4548 | 05/09/2016 03:00