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Advancing Executive Coaching: Setting the Course for Successful Leadership Coaching

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Praise for Advancing Executive Coaching

"Rich in content, this book is an impressive and varied review of the field of coaching from a notable assembly of authors. It is thought provoking yet practical, and represents an important contribution to a fast-moving field. A must read for anyone interested in executive coaching and all organizations that want to implement coaching "

—Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and author of the New York Times best-sellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"This excellent book on executive coaching takes the reader on an exciting journey of discovery and explores the link between practice and research. A great resource for HR professionals and coaches."

—Professor Stephen Palmer, Ph.D., director of the Coaching Psychology Unit, City University, London, United Kingdom

"If you are looking for a solid evidence-based book on leadership and executive coaching – look no further. From tools and techniques, to theoretical frameworks and practice advice on how to implement and measure leadership coaching – it's all here. A must-have for the novice and experienced executive coach alike. Enjoy!"

—Anthony M. Grant, Ph.D., director, Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney

"The book offers both tested strategies and techniques and an exploration of emerging issues and new directions."

—Cindy McCauley, Ph.D., senior fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership

"The editors have compiled an 'all-star' roster of authors who tackle issues from implementing and evaluating coaching programs to maximizing the effectiveness of individual coaching relationships. This book will be a must have for anyone interested in world-class executive coaching."

—Kurt Kraiger, Ph.D., 2010 SIOP President, Professor and Director of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program at Colorado State University

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Half Title
  4. Title
  5. Copyright
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. The Editors
  9. The Contributors
  10. Introduction: State of Executive Coaching
  11. Section One: Your Traveling Companions: Coach, Client, and Organizational Issues
    1. Chapter One: Activating the Active Ingredients of Leadership Coaching
      1. The Active Ingredients in Coaching
      2. Theories and How They Apply to the Active Ingredients
      3. How Theory Interacts with the Active Ingredients
      4. Conclusion
      5. References
    2. Chapter Two: The Coach
      1. Sourcing Coaches
      2. Screening Coaches
      3. What Coaches Look For
      4. Building Coaches
      5. Conclusion
      6. Reference
    3. Chapter Three: Learning to Coach Leaders
      1. Introduction
      2. Toward a Definition of Leadership Coaching
      3. Pedagogy: How We Teach What We Teach
      4. Coaching Competencies
      5. Coaching Topics and Processes
      6. Personal Model Outputs
      7. In Conclusion: A Paradox
      8. References
    4. Chapter Four: Good to Great Coaching
      1. Definitions and Distinctions
      2. Easy to Be a Good Coach
      3. Difficult to Be a Great Coach
      4. Developing Expertise in Coaching
      5. Conclusion
      6. References
    5. Chapter Five: The Client
      1. The Evolving Population of Clients
      2. The Importance of the Individual
      3. Challenges Facing Current Client Populations
      4. Implications for Coaching New Populations of Coachees
      5. References
    6. Chapter Six: Maximizing Impact
      1. A Model for Coaching in Organizations
      2. Alignment
      3. Support
      4. Evaluation
      5. Concluding Thoughts
      6. References
  12. Section Two: The Journey: Processes and Practices of Leadership Coaching
    1. Chapter Seven: Building the Coaching Alliance
      1. Challenges to Building Coaching Relationships
      2. Beginning the Process of Self-Calibration
      3. The Coaching Relationship Dynamic
      4. The Coaching Alliance Lens
      5. Client Outcomes—The Results of Effective Coach Calibration
      6. Conclusion
      7. References
    2. Chapter Eight: Coaching Programs
      1. Creating a Coaching Culture
      2. Action Learning Coaching
      3. Succession Planning Coaching
      4. Coaching in Executive On-Boarding
      5. Conclusion
      6. References
    3. Chapter Nine: Ethics in Coaching
      1. Exploring Ethics
      2. Reviewing Ethics in Parallel Domains
      3. Ethics in Coaching
      4. Ethical Decision-Making Models in Coaching
      5. Conclusions
      6. References
    4. Chapter Ten: Tools and Techniques
      1. Defining Coaching Frameworks, Techniques, and Tools
      2. Organizing Framework
      3. Conclusion
      4. References
      5. Appendix A: Examples of Coaching Frameworks
      6. Sources
      7. Appendix B: Examples of Coaching Techniques
      8. Sources
      9. Appendix C: Examples of Coaching Assessment Tools
      10. Sources
      11. Appendix D: Sample Individual Development Plan
    5. Chapter Eleven: E-Coaching
      1. Laying the Foundation
      2. Building the E-Coaching Practice
      3. Supporting the E-Coaching Process
      4. Conclusion
      5. References
  13. Section Three: “Recalculating” Directions: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Leadership Coaching
    1. Chapter Twelve: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Coaching
      1. Identifying Evaluation Stakeholders
      2. Identifying Relevant Criteria
      3. Selecting Appropriate Methodologies
      4. Summary and Conclusion
      5. References
    2. Chapter Thirteen: Evaluating the ROI of Coaching
      1. Taking a Coaching Approach to ROI
      2. Evaluating the ROI of Coaching in a Government Agency
      3. Metrixglobal® Impact Compass: A Model for Telling the ROI Story
      4. Reflection
    3. Chapter Fourteen: The Coaching Impact Study™
      1. Introduction
      2. Origins of the Study
      3. Objectives
      4. Design
      5. Implementation
      6. Moving Forward
      7. Recommendations for Coaching Researchers and Evaluation Consultants
      8. References
    4. Chapter Fifteen: What Clients Want
      1. Organization Life Cycles
      2. Organizational Levels of Coaching
      3. Conclusion: What Clients Need and Want
      4. References
    5. Chapter Sixteen: New Directions
      1. Coach, Client, and Organizational Issues
      2. Processes and Practices of Leadership Coaching
      3. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Leadership Coaching
      4. Concluding Comments
      5. References
  14. Name Index
  15. Subject Index