Developing Leaders by Executive Coaching: Practice and Evidence

Hardcover | February 22, 2015

byAndromachi Athanasopoulou, Sue Dopson

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Executive coaching is a professional and personal development intervention that organizations introduce to address and improve those areas in managers and leaders behavior, attitude, and interactions with others that do not allow him/her to work at full potential and also to further improveone's own strengths. The end objective, besides the development of the managers and leaders, is for the organization to benefit in the long-run from the coachee's improved performance.The book provides a comprehensive overview of the executive coaching field both in terms of practice and in terms of relevant research on executive coaching outcomes. It assesses the empirical research on executive coaching outcomes and links the executive coaching field with the fields ofleadership and leadership development. The book will be of value to both practitioners (coaches, HR professionals, executives, consultants etc.), academics and researchers with an interest in coaching or leadership development.

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Executive coaching is a professional and personal development intervention that organizations introduce to address and improve those areas in managers and leaders behavior, attitude, and interactions with others that do not allow him/her to work at full potential and also to further improveone's own strengths. The end objective, beside...

Andromachi Athanasopoulou is an Associate Fellow - Executive Education at the Said Business School, University of Oxford and a Junior Research Fellow in Management at the University's Green Templeton College. Her areas of expertise are organisational behaviour (organisational change, leadership development and sensemaking) and corporat...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.81 inPublished:February 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199681953

ISBN - 13:9780199681952

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. What is Coaching and Executive Coaching?2. Competing/Complementary Theoretical Approaches3. Implementing Executive Coaching4. Executive Coaching Impact: Evidence, Standards and Success Criteria5. Current Debates, Future Trends6. Leadership Theories and their Links to EC7. Reflections on the Role of EC in Leadership Development and Management Education8. Conclusions and the future of EC research