Executive coaching is vital for developing talent in organizations today. Despite the recognized promise that executive coaching holds as a powerful means for leadership development, gaps remain in what we know about the science and practice of coaching. This volume provides a comprehensive resource for those addressing the most critical issues impacting the future of leadership coaching as an organizational development initiative.
Volume editors, Gina Hernez-Broome and Lisa Boyce assembled an elite group of 30 seasoned professionals in the executive coaching field to contribute 16 thought-provoking and resource-filled chapters. Contributors address key facets of executive coaching and share emergent thinking in the field by examining the individuals and organizations, processes and practices, and research and applications for evaluating leadership coaching. Readers will gain insights about key stakeholders and complex processes to increase coaching effectiveness, maximize the impact of coaching practices, and provide evidence for the value of coaching programs.
Advancing Executive Coaching provides a serious resource for professional coaches, but also a broader audience including managers, executives, human resource professionals, and academics seeking a deeper understanding of leadership coaching initiatives within an organizational context. Grounded in scientific thinking and evidenced-based practices, this volume provides clear guidelines, practical advice, and illustrative case studies to produce an integrative understanding of the current state and insight into future directions critical to advancing leadership coaching as a profession.
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