Four Essential Ways That Coaching Can Help Executives

Author: Robert Witherspoon,Randall P. White
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 1604916931
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 26
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Some executives use coaching to learn specific skills, others to improve performance on the job or to prepare for career moves in business or professional life. Still others see coaching as a way to support broader purposes such as an agenda for major organizational change. To an outsider, these coaching situations may look similar. All are based on an ongoing, confidential, one-on-one relationship between coach and executive. Yet each coaching situation is different, and these distinctions are important to recognize--if only to foster informed choice by everyone involved. This report explores key distinguishing factors among coaching situations, and defines four distinctly different coaching roles. Case examples explore how these roles apply to common coaching issues facing executives and their organizations today.

The Psychology of Executive Coaching

Theory and Application
Author: Bruce Peltier
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781583910726
Category: Psychology
Page: 263
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Many practitioners struggle to find ways to blend their skills with the corporate environment. This title provides practical skills and applications for mental health professionals who want to break into the field of executive coaching.

Executive Coaching

An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Christina A. Douglas,William H. Morley
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 9781882197552
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 49
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What does a typical coaching process look like? What are the steps that lead through that process? This book examines these questions and others in a review of the current literature about executive coaching. The authors continue the discussion with a look at the themes revealed through their review and lay the groundwork for thinking about executive coaching as a process and relationship rather than just a brief "fix-it" intervention.

Managerial Effectiveness in a Global Context

Author: Jean Brittain Leslie,Maxine A. Dalton,Christopher Ernst,Jennifer J. Deal
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 9781882197729
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 93
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This report investigates characteristics of managers who work across the borders of multiple countries simultaneously. Chapter 1 sets the stage by introducing the work of global managers--what they do and how it is different from managerial work in a domestic context. Chapter 2 investigates the relationship of personality to effectiveness in a global role and considers personality as a precursor to the presence of the skills and capacities necessary for effectiveness. Chapter 3 explores the relationship between learning capabilities (self-development, perspective taking, and cultural adaptability) and managerial effectiveness. Chapter 4 explores how being a cosmopolitan--an individual who has lived and worked in many countries and speaks a number of languages--may increase the likelihood for effectiveness in a global role. Chapter 5 focuses on the influence of workgroup heterogeneity and homogeneity on effectiveness. The final chapter concludes with a discussion of what global managers do, what it takes for a manager to be effective when the work is global in scope, and how global managers can be selected and developed. Appendices contain a participant background form; scales and alphas; alphas and intercorrelations among Five-Factor Model, international experience, role behavior, and performance variables; and hypotheses organized by questions of interest. (Contains 187 references.) (RT)

Handbook of Human Resource Development

Author: Neal F. Chalofsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118839897
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 816
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Human Resource Development Relies Upon a Strong Educational Foundation In the Handbook of Human Resource Development, Neal Chalofsky, Tonette Rocco, and Michael Lane Morris have compiled a collection of chapters sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development to address the fundamental concepts and issues that HR professionals face daily. The chapters are written and supported by professionals who offer a wide range of experience and who represent the industry from varying international and demographic perspectives. Topics addressed form a comprehensive view of the HRD field and answer a number of key questions. Nationally and internationally, how does HRD stand with regard to academic study and research? What is its place in the professional world? What are the philosophies, values, and critical perspectives driving HRD forward? What theories, research initiatives, and other ideas are required to understand HRD and function successfully within this field? As the industry grows, what are the challenges and important issues that professionals expect to face? What hot topics are occupying these professionals now? The Handbook’s insight and guidelines allows students and HR professionals to build a fundamental understanding of HRD as an industry, as a field of research, and for future professional success.

Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart

A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges
Author: Mary Beth A. O'Neill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118047249
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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Praise for Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart "In this book, O'Neill brings form and structure to the art of executive coaching. Novices are provided a path while seasoned practitioners will find affirmation." —Daryl R. Conner, CEO and president, ODR-USA, Inc. "Mary Beth O'Neill's executive coaching gave me the tools and clarity to become a far more effective leader and change agent. The bottom line was that we succeeded with a monumental organizational turnaround that had seemed impossible to accomplish." —Eric Stevens, former CEO, Courage Center "O'Neill writes in a way that allows you to see this experienced coach in action. What a wonderful way to learn!" —Geoff Bellman, consultant and author, The Consultant's Calling "Mary Beth brings a keen business focus to coaching by not just contributing insights but through helping me and my team gain the insights that we need to solve our own problems. She has the ability to see through the sometimes chaotic dialogue and personalities in order to help a team focus on the real issues and dynamics that can impede organizations from achieving their goals." —John C. Nicol, general manager, MSN Media Network "Effective leaders require courage, compassion, and initiative. O'Neill's systems-based coaching serves as a guide for both coaches and executives to better enable good decisions and good decision-makers." —Paul D. Purcell, president, Beacon Development Group "With Mary Beth O'Neill's coaching, I've become the kind of leader who balances both the needs to get results and to develop great working relationships. Since I started working with her, I've won accolades as the Top Innovator for my company, and as Professional of the Year for my industry. More important, I've been able to scope my job in a way that allows me to learn and contribute at the same time, all the while delivering great results to the bottom line." —Lynann Bradbury, vice president, Waggener Edstrom

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Can Women Reach the Top of America's Largest Corporations?
Author: Ann M. Morrison,Randall P. White,Ellen Van Velsor,Center for Creative Leadership
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780201157871
Category: Glass ceiling (Employment discrimination)
Page: 229
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A groundbreaking study, the first ever, of women exectuvies in Fortune 100-sized companies.

The 21st century executive

innovative practices for building leadership at the top
Author: Robert Frank Silzer
Publisher: Pfeiffer
ISBN: 9780787952877
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 361
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An essential resource for building and maintaining an effective leadership team, this book gives HR professionals and I/O practitioners a greater understanding of executive dynamics, development tools, and proven techniques for managing executives. Written by top-notch practitioners, this volume explores executive performance and documents unique to executive-level human resource applicaitons. It shows how effective executive performance is qualitatively different from that of middle level managers. It also outlines today's state-of-the-art corporate human resource practices, along with lessons learned, and provides guidelines and principles related to effective executive practices.

Choosing 360

A Guide to Evaluating Multi-rater Feedback Instruments for Management Development
Author: Ellen Van Velsor,Jean Brittain Leslie,John W. Fleenor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781882197309
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 46
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Feedback is a rare commodity in organizational life, but it is key to managerial effectiveness. One increasingly popular vehicle for getting feedback from one's boss, peers, and subordinates is the multiple-perspective, or 360-degree, feedback instrument. Use of such an instrument can enhance self-confidence by highlighting individual strengths and can facilitate greater self-awareness by pointing out areas in need of further development. Because of the availability of so many feedback instruments, finding the best instruments for an organization's needs is difficult. This book, which updates Feedback to Managers, Volume I: A Guide to Evaluating Multi-rater Feedback Instruments (1991, CCL), presents a step-by-step process that shows how to evaluate multiple-feedback instruments intended for management development. The steps take you through such issues as instrument development, validity and reliability, feedback display, scoring strategies, and cost.

Management Development Through Job Experiences

An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Cynthia Denise McCauley,Stéphane Brutus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781882197323
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 114
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On-the-job experiences can provide managers with valuable developmental opportunities. Over the past several years researchers have studied learning on the job and practitioners have devised techniques to stimulate it. In this comprehensive bibliography, both the research and practice perspectives are represented. This bibliography summarizes nearly seventy recent books and articles on developmental jobs, the individuals in those jobs, and actual practice. Additional information is provided on the key findings and implications, future research directions, and relatedpublications from other fields of study.

Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Richard W. Sears,John Rudisill,Carrie Mason-Sears
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471705109
Category: Psychology
Page: 552
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Consultation interventions are an increasingly popular alternative to clinical practice, allowing the practitioner to interact with and affect many different individuals and organizations. This type of work challenges mental health professionals, drawing on all the skills and resources they may possess, yet also offers some of the greatest rewards and opportunities for service. Filled with numerous case examples and checklists, Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals contains a wealth of information on this important area of practice. It provides a comprehensive source for working with a diverse clientele in a variety of settings, discussing both traditional mental health consultation models and the fast-growing field of organizational consulting. The guide is divided into four parts: Individual-Level Consulting Issues takes up individual career assessment and counseling, along with how organizational contexts affect individual jobs; leadership, management, and supervision; executive assessment, selection, interviewing, and development; and executive coaching. Consulting to Small Systems discusses working with teams and groups; planning and conducting training and teambuilding; diversity in the workplace and in consultation. Consulting to Large Systems covers how to work with large organizations, including organizational structure, terms, culture, and concepts, as well as processes such as change and resistance; how to assess organizations, and the characteristics of healthy and dysfunctional workplaces; and issues involved in organizational intervention. Special Consulting Topics include issues such as the practical aspects of running a consulting practice; the skills required for successful clinical consultation; consultation services for special populations; and crisis consultation, including critical incident stress management, psychological first aid, disaster recovery, media communication, and school crisis response.

The Wisdom of Coaching

Essential Papers in Consulting Psychology for a World of Change
Author: Richard R. Kilburg,Richard C. Diedrich
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
Category: Medical
Page: 436
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What is executive coaching? And, how has it emerged as such a strong subdiscipline in psychology? This book aims to answer these questions and more. It also explores the various expectations held by practitioners, clients, and the tactics and methods coaches use to help clients improve their performance in situations.

The Center for Creative Leadership handbook of leadership development

Author: Cynthia Denise McCauley,Russ S. Moxley,Ellen Van Velsor
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 481
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The Center for Creative Leadership is the world's largest institution devoted to leadership research and education. Now, in one comprehensive volume, it offers the essence of its experience: a thorough explanation of the elements of leadership development. "For three decades CCL has been a prime source of leadership development insight. Now at last we can have CCL's leadership wisdom and guidance in one volume for our leadership bookshelf." --Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management Get valuable information on: Implementing feedback-intensive programs Evaluating the impact of leadership development programs Dealing with cross-cultural and diversity issues in leadership development . . . and much more! Purchase your copy today and have the sage advice of CCL at your fingertips!

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Author: Janet R. Matthews,Barry S. Anton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195157673
Category: Psychology
Page: 536
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Introduction to Clinical Psychology covers the history, theory, practice, and potential future of the discipline and provides a comprehensive overview of interviewing, assessment, psychotherapy, community intervention, and public policy. The text describes psychological assessment procedures in detail and provides case studies demonstrating how the tests are administered and interpreted. It presents psychotherapy from both the traditional "schools" perspective and the practical perspective of number of individuals being seen-individual, couple, group, and family. At the beginning of each chapter on applied methods, an "ethical conundrums" box addresses practical issues likely to be faced by clinical psychologists in the course of their work. Points to consider about these dilemmas, presented at the chapter conclusion, illustrate not only the concept of ethical practice but also the fact that reality is not as clear-cut as published codes might suggest. In addition, later chapters present a range of career specialties through interviews with practicing psychologists at various points in their professional lives. Each psychologist responds to a standard series of questions, so students can compare and contrast their responses in order to gauge their own interest in and aptitudes for different career paths. Written in conversational prose with references to the authors' own lives and careers, Introduction to Clinical Psychology is ideal for undergraduate courses.

The Coaching Habit

Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
Author: Michael Bungay Stanier
Publisher: Box of Crayons Press
ISBN: 0978440749
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 242
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Coaching is an essential skill for leaders. But for most busy, overworked managers, coaching employees is done badly, or not at all. They're just too busy, and it's too hard to change. But what if managers could coach their people in 10 minutes or less? In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Coaching is an art and it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer, or unleash a solution. Giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. It can also mean unlearning our ''fix it'' habits. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and support. And, he guides us through the tricky part - how to take this new information and turn it into habits and a daily practice. -Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how---by saying less and asking more--you can develop coaching methods that produce great results. - Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question - Stay on track during any interaction with The AWE Question - Save hours of time for yourself with The Lazy Question, and hours of time for others with The Strategic Question - Get to the heart of any interpersonal or external challenge with The Focus Question and The Foundation Question - Finally, ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question A fresh, innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turn practical advice into practiced habits. Dynamic question-and-answer sections help identify old habits and kick-start new behaviour, making sure you get the most out of all seven chapters. Witty and conversational, The Coaching Habit takes your work--and your workplace--from good to great.

Long Range Planning

International Journal Strategic Management
Author: Strategic Planning Society,European Strategic Planning Federation
Publisher: N.A
Category: Management
Page: N.A
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