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The effectiveness of executive coaching: What we can learn from the research literature

G Dai, MKP De Korn/Ferry Institute 2009

While executive coaching has increased markedly during recent years, the professional application of coaching, our understanding of when to use coaching, and the evaluation of its effectiveness has lagged far behind. The purpose of the current study is to review empirical studies on executive coaching in the literature, synthesize their f...

Cites in Google Scholar: 11
 
Executive coaching: Towards a dynamic alliance of psychotherapy and transformative learning processes.

D Gray Management Learning 2006

Coaching is emerging as a major professional development and performance enhancement process. There are, however, few professional development programmes aimed at coaches themselves, and no internationally recognized qualification or professional standard. Much of the literature on coaching has been written by those with a human psycholog...

Cites in Google Scholar: 270
 
Masterful Coaching

R Hargrove Jossey-Bass 2008

Book Description: When the first edition of Masterful Coaching was published, it quickly became the standard resource for anyone who was a coach, considering becoming a coach, or curious about being an extraordinary coach. In this completely revised third edition of his groundbreaking book, Hargrove presents his profound insights into the...

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What is' Coaching'? An Exploration of Conflicting Paradigms.

Y Ives International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2008

This paper sets out the argument that quite fundamental issues, both theoretical and practical, divide the various approaches to coaching. It does not suggest that any one approach is better or right; each approach would be more appropriate in particular situations. However, by understanding more clearly the nature of the difference betwe...

Cites in Google Scholar: 388
 
Trudging Toward Dodoville: Conceptual Approaches and Case Studies in Executive Coaching.

R Kilburg Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2004

This article introduces the 3rd Consulting Psychology Journal special issue on executive coaching and briefly examines the current status of the scientific knowledge base in the field. It compares the emergence of the empirical literature on coaching to the historical pathway created by psychotherapy and hypothesizes that research on exec...

Cites in Google Scholar: 141
 
Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges

MBA O'Neill Jossey-Bass 2007

Book Description: 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 ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 353
 
The impact of executive coaching and 360 feedback on leadership effectiveness.

E Thach Leadership & Organization Development Journal 2002

Does executive coaching really work? Does it help improve leadership effectiveness and productivity? This action research study answers these questions by tracking the progress of 281 executives participating in a six-month coaching and 360 feedback process. The results suggest that the combination of multi-rater feedback and individual c...

Cites in Google Scholar: 467
 
Executive coaching: An outcome study.

K Wasylyshyn Consulting Psychology Journal 2003

While executive coaching continues to mushroom as a practice area, there has been little outcome research. This article presents the results of a study that explored factors influencing the choice of a coach, executives' reactions to working with a coach, the pros and cons of both internal and external coaches, the focus of executive coac...

Cites in Google Scholar: 586
 
Executive coaching: A review and agenda for future research

DC Feldman, MJ Lankau Journal of management 2005

The use of executive coaching as a developmental intervention for managers has increased dramatically during the past decade. Consequently, there has been a burgeoning practitioner literature on the topic of executive coaching. Empirical research on executive coaching, however, has lagged far behind, and theoretical work on the processes ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 480
 
What’s in a name? A literature-based approach to understanding mentoring, coaching, and other constructs that describe developmental interactions

CP D’Abate, ER Eddy, SI Tannenbaum Human resource development review 2003

Employee development can take a variety of forms including “developmental interactions” such as coaching, mentoring, apprenticeship, and action learning. The broad literature on approaches to development lacks agreement on what these constructs represent. Rather than impose new construct definitions on the field, the current research addr...

Cites in Google Scholar: 263
 
Facilitating intervention adherence in executive coaching: A model and methods.

RR Kilburg Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2001

A review of the recent literature demonstrated that there are virtually no articles or research papers on the subject of intervention adherence or compliance in executive coaching. This article begins to address that deficit by presenting an 8-component model of coaching effectiveness that includes such elements as the coach--and client--...

Cites in Google Scholar: 153
 
The executive coaching trend: Towards more flexible executives

RA Jones, AE Rafferty, M Griffin Leadership & Organization Development Journal 2006

Purpose – This paper proposes to investigate the influence of executive coaching on managerial flexibility in order to build a stronger theoretical and empirical basis for executive coaching research. Design/methodology/approach – A repeated measures design was adopted. About 11 leaders participated in a leadership development progra...

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Executive Coaching: A Working Definition.

LR Stern Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2004

Executive coaching (EC) has grown significantly in the past decade as an important organizational consulting intervention. This article proposes a working definition for EC that specifies its process and methods, differentiates it from other forms of coaching, and suggests a set of perspectives, principles, and approaches needed to guide ...

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Discovering the value of executive coaching as a business transformation tool

J Niemes Journal of Organizational Excellence 2002

Today's transformation initiatives—everything from Enterprise Resource Planning to Six Sigma—often require the development of new abilities in a company's leaders. Executive coaching is a powerful tool that can be used to rapidly introduce new skills into a company's leadership ranks. For both high-potential executives and those newly ent...

Cites in Google Scholar: 45
 
Training failure as a consequence of organizational culture

K Bunch Human Resource Development Review 2007

Organizations spend as much as US$200 billion annually on training and development; however, much of this investment appears squandered on illconceived or poorly implemented interventions. Scholars have pondered the causes of failed training for decades, focusing on issues such as methods, program design, and trainee characteristics. ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 182
 
Taking stock: A survey of Coaching Psychologists’ practices and perspectives

A Whybrow, S Palmer International Coaching Psychology Review 2006

Objectives: This paper presents the findings of two surveys exploring the practices and perspectives of the membership of the Coaching Psychology Forum (CPF), the precursor to the Special Group in Coaching Psychology. Design: The study was cross-sectional in design Method: The two surveys were conducted 12 months apart. The surveys fo...

Cites in Google Scholar: 47
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Regulating the regulators: Paving the way for international, evidencebased coaching standards

K Griffiths, M Campbell International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2008

Attempts to standardise coaching and develop frameworks of accreditation for professional coaches currently appear to be growing as rapidly as the coaching industry itself. Coach training organisations, professional associations and universities are vying to regulate the industry through the development of competencies and standards. How...

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Meta-coaching: a methodology grounded in psychological theory

S Linder-Pelz International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2008

In this conceptual article we suggest that understanding clients’ self-reflexive processes enables coaches to become even more effective in helping clients make changes in how they think, feel and act. Our aim is also to throw light on the relationship between metacognition, change and coaching. We begin with an overview of theories of...

Cites in Google Scholar: 13
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How do we describe coaching? An exploratory development of a typology of coaching based on the accounts of UK-based practitioners

P Jackson International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2005

This study is exploratory and looks for meaningful ways of differentiating coaching approaches used by UK practitioners as a way of establishing a more solid foundation for comparative and evaluative research. The paper briefly explores how coaching is defined, arguing that current definitions provide an inadequate foundation for theor...

Cites in Google Scholar: 45
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Integrating action learning practices into executive coaching to enhance business results

V Vaartjes International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2005

Coaching-based development is growing in prominence as a means of enhancing the achievement of leadership outcomes in Australian business. This article seeks to demonstrate how the application of the practices associated with action learning can be applied to support the achievement of practical outcomes within group-based executive co...

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Improving intermediate skills through workplace coaching: A case study within the UK rail industry

C Hannah International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2004

This phenomenological case study, set within the UK Rail Industry used Soft Systems Methodology (Checkland and Scholes, 1991) to answer the central research question “Can workplace coaching improve individual performance among staff and raise levels of customer satisfaction?” The case study examined the individual and business impact ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 29
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