Critical Moments in Executive Coaching

Understanding the Coaching Process Through Research and Evidence-Based Theory

Critical Moments in Executive Coaching

Critical Moments in Executive Coachingexamines the change process supported by workplace and executive coaching, making use of empirical evidence from the study of a range of real coaching conversations and coaching relationships. It is both a complete handbook that for the first time gives access to a global qualitative research base in the field of executive coaching, and a look behind the scenes into the practice of both inexperienced and experienced coaches, their clients and their commissioners. Erik de Haan allows the reader access to the wealth of Ashridge empirical research in this field to date, alongside prominent research groups around the world. This book provides practitioners with a range of suggestions for their contracts, backed up by qualitative and narrative research. It looks at what research is already telling us about the value of coaching conversations and the impact of critical 'moments of change' in coaching, from the perspectives of coaches, clients, stakeholders and sponsors. The detailed research findings outlined in the book are supplemented throughout by case studies and snapshots of coaching moments as well as practical advice and insights for those working in the field. The book also brings forward innovative new models and concepts for coaches which have emerged from research. Critical Moments in Executive Coaching offers an evidence and research-based approach that will be of great interest to coaches in practice and in training, students of both undergraduate and graduate coaching programmes and those who supervise and commission coaching. m the perspectives of coaches, clients, stakeholders and sponsors. The detailed research findings outlined in the book are supplemented throughout by case studies and snapshots of coaching moments as well as practical advice and insights for those working in the field. The book also brings forward innovative new models and concepts for coaches which have emerged from research. Critical Moments in Executive Coaching offers an evidence and research-based approach that will be of great interest to coaches in practice and in training, students of both undergraduate and graduate coaching programmes and those who supervise and commission coaching.

Relational Coaching

Journeys Towards Mastering One-To-One Learning

Relational Coaching

Manfred Kets de Vries, Professor of Leadership Development, INSEAD: “The author takes us on an exciting journey to explain what coaching is all about, providing us with a roadmap that is second to none. Anyone interested in better understanding what coaching is all about, would do well to have a serious look at this book.” David Megginson, Professor of Human Resources Development, Sheffield Hallam University: “From a vivid personal story just before the first chapter to the fascinating mass of data in the appendices, this book is a captivating read about the concrete particulars of coaching and the theoretical perspectives we can use to make sense of them. Erik de Haan makes a case for relational coaching and prescribes clearly what his research and the tradition within which it is embedded can tell practitioners in the field.” Bruce E. Wampold, Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin: “I am thrilled that there is a coaching book that emphasizes the coachee and the relationship. In Relational Coaching, Erik de Haan places the emerging profession on a strong foundation that emphasizes the interpersonal aspects of the endeavour.” Relational Coaching is a radically different way of looking at coaching that puts the relationship, from the perspective of the coachee, at the centre. Exploring both age-old tradition and reliable studies in recent decades, Relational Coaching gives the modern executive coach ten commandments to help improve his or her practice. The book demonstrates how each of these commandments is underpinned by sound quantitative research. The book begins by giving a complete overview of the profession and the latest developments in coaching. The second part of the book presents new quantitative and qualitative research into effects and experiences of coaching. Part three contains an introduction to the activities that make a good coach and the mechanisms used to verify coaches’ understanding of their profession. Other topics covered include training, accreditation, supervision and recommended literature.

The Leadership Coaching Sourcebook: A Guide to the Executive Coaching Literature

The Leadership Coaching Sourcebook: A Guide to the Executive Coaching Literature

Executive coaching is an increasingly popular means for developing organizational leaders. This sourcebook provides a resource for both practioners and researchers interested in gaining or updating their understanding of the current state of the executive coaching field and to enable them to do so in a systematic manner. By focusing on key research and practice in the executive coaching literature, this sourcebook provides not only a mechanism for consolidating our thinking about leadership coaching issues but also a succinct reference for building future research efforts.

Developing Leaders by Executive Coaching

Practice and Evidence

Developing Leaders by Executive Coaching

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 improve one'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 of leadership 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.

The SAGE Handbook of Coaching

The SAGE Handbook of Coaching

The SAGE Handbook of Coaching presents a comprehensive, global view of the discipline, identifying the current issues and practices, as well as mapping out where the discipline is going. The Handbook is organized into six thematic sections: Part One: Positioning Coaching as a Discipline Part Two: Coaching as a Process Part Three: Common Issues in Coaching Part Four: Coaching in Contexts Part Five: Researching Coaching Part Six: Development of Coaches It provides the perfect reference point for graduate students, scholars, educators and researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with current research and debate in the academic and influential practitioners' literature on coaching.

Learning Moments for Evolving Leaders

Learning Moments for Evolving Leaders

Great leaders leverage opportunities to create deep self-awareness of their personal leadership style and build cohesive teams through trusted relationships. The Leadership Learning Moments contained in this book will prompt leaders at all levels of maturity to think about their leadership style, their relationships, and the impact they could have within their organization. As you read through these pages, take the time to reflect on your core management behavior, and consider the tweaks you could make in your leadership habits that would make you more effective. Michael Holland unravels the mysteries of leadership. Michael is a professional executive coach and trusted advisor to executives who seek to become better leaders and build cohesive teams. Michael's wisdom and insight are the product of 25 plus years of leadership experience and an uncanny, natural ability to perceive the questions that need to be asked. Michael is the author of Leadership Learning Moments, a weekly inspiration - or reminder - regarding the critical role leaders play in the lives of employees. In 2012 he published the book Leadership Learning Moments for the New & Maturing Leader providing insights to those in their first season of leadership.

Out of the Ashes

Tools for Recovering Corporate Health

Out of the Ashes

Take a management journey to the heart of the restructuring of SN Brussels Airlines, sharing the dos and don’ts of Jean-Frédéric Mognetti’s three years of hands-on experience as restructuring catalyst to the company. In 2002 SN rose out of the ashes of Belgian airline SABENA, witnessing a remarkable turnaround and returning to continuing profits as early as the second year of operations, even going on to acquire Virgin Express in 2005. This was achieved with a modest equity investment of €150 million, 12 times less than the cash that Swiss International Airlines, SN’s former sister company, burned through in the same conditions. As well as describing the actions of both the architects and the doers of this startling achievement, Mognetti broadens the management scope of each step of his corporate transformation proposal with the help of a panel of seven CEOs and chairmen. Together, as if in a virtual board meeting, they outline which management lessons to bear in mind to remain on a healthy growth track and avoid a turnaround being no more than a remission. The virtual board members are : Richard Lapthorne – Chairman of Cable and Wireless plc Sébastien Bazin – CEO Colony Capital Europe José Zurstrassen – Founder & CEO Skynet and Keytrade Bank Pierre Henry – CEO Sodexho Pass International Arthur Lok Jack – Chairman Guardian Insurance Holdings Ltd and Neal & Massy Holdings Ltd Magnus Welander – CEO Envirotainer Bernard Charles – CEO Dassault Systèmes “This book is fascinating and valuable because it deals with an issue few others touch on, namely how to resurrect a company which has collapsed. This is a must read book for anyone interested in company restructuring whether in the airline or other industries.” Professor Rigas Doganis, former Chairman/CEO of Olympic Airways and author of “The Airline Business” “Corporate restructuring is not normally a challenge that managers or employees have to meet. In Out of the Ashes, Jean-Frédéric Mognetti gives us a broad approach and tools to handle such a stressful event, based on his unique blend of academic insight and consulting expertise. Mognetti has skilfully brought into play the experience of seven CEOs and Chairmen who talk about their experience of restructuring, so the book contains a truly grounded set of insights.” Richard Gillingwater, Dean, Cass Business School, City of London Former MBA Director at the Paris EAP-ESCP Business School and Professor at HEC, Jean-Frédéric Mognetti is a well-respected academic and consultant who has helped organisations across the world to achieve sustainable turnarounds and to grow organically. Mognetti is in high demand for his hands-on strategic expertise and his no-nonsense advice. An active consultant to CEOs and boards, he has blue-chip clients such as Sodexho, DHL, Xerox and Orange as well as fast growing companies. He is the author of the book Organic Growth, published by Wiley in 2002.

The Leader's Checklist, Expanded Edition

15 Mission-Critical Principles

The Leader's Checklist, Expanded Edition

Named to The Washington Post's 2011 List of Best Leadership Books In this fast-reading and illuminating expanded edition of the bestselling Leader's Checklist, world-renowned leadership expert Michael Useem deepens his examination of 15 mission-critical principles for leaders Based on the lessons from astonishing stories, solid research, and years of leadership development work with a wide array of companies and organizations in the United States and abroad, Useem presents today's leaders with 15 guiding principles that form the core of the Leader's Checklist, which will help you develop your ability to make good and timely decisions in unpredictable and stressful environments—for those moments when leadership really matters. To illustrate how the Leader's Checklist can assist leaders, Useem zeroes in on accounts of extraordinary leaders who rose to the challenge, including Laurence Golborne's role in the triumphant rescue of 33 miners in Chile, Joseph Pfeifer's remarkable heroism as the first FDNY Fire Chief to take command at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and Union officer Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's transformative actions after the Confederate army's surrender. He also explores the colossal failure of AIG, one of the greatest corporate collapses in business history. First published exclusively as an ebook—and now also available in print—this updated and expanded edition features a new preface by the author and three new [email protected] interviews with Laurence Golborne, Chile's Minister of Mining, on leading the rescue operation of 33 miners trapped in the San José Mine; Joseph Pfeifer, New York City Fire Department's Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness, on being the first Battalion Chief to take command at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001; and the author on why he wrote The Leader's Checklist and what he has learned about the most vital items on the checklist from his recent leadership development work with more than a dozen companies and organizations.

Dancing with an Octopus - How to Stop Telling and Start Coaching

Create Motivation and Accountability Using Five Critical Coaching Moments

Dancing with an Octopus - How to Stop Telling and Start Coaching

What if we stopped thinking that telling someone what to do is good communication? What telling really does is demotivates, stifles innovation, removes ownership, kills accountability and worse - You are doing all the work!The process and skill of asking questions are coaching. Coaching creates energy, gets clarity and can inspire others to do things better. Those questions become more powerful when they are placed in an order and sequence to create a flow. That flow is like a dance.'Dancing with an Octopus' is mindset and method to becoming a successful coach.Benedict J Larkey is an international, award-winning facilitator and executive coach, who shows you in a memorable and insightful way to use an adaptable 'dancing' mindset, Five Critical Coaching Moments(TM) and a powerful sequence of connected questions to get self-motivated and accountable people. This step-by-step guide to coaching teaches: How thinking of coaching as a dance will harness the talent, potential, and confidence of those around you in a responsive and fun way.How seeing your team member as an Octopus with tentacles to untangle allows you to concentrate on solving one tentacle at a time and allows you to be adaptable and inspiring.How Five Critical Coaching Moments(TM) have a greater positive impact on other people and be far more challenging of behaviour and performance, in a shorter period of time.How listening skillfully to create a sequence of question will enable others to have the clarity solve their own challenges and solutions, while increasing engagement.