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Advancing Executive Coaching: Setting the Course for Successful Leadership Coaching

Gina Hernez-Broome (Editor), Lisa A. Boyce (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-90238-7
500 pages
October 2010, ©2011, Pfeiffer
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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

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Allen I. Kraut).

Preface (Gina Hernez-Broome and Lisa A. Boyce).

The Editors.

The Contributors.

Introduction: State of Executive Coaching: Framing Leadership Coaching Issues (Lisa A. Boyce and Gina Hernez-Broome).

Section One: Your Traveling Companions: Coach, Client, and Organizational Issues.

1. Activating the Active Ingredients of Leadership Coaching (Sandra L. Davis and D. Douglas McKenna).

2. The Coach: Ready, Steady, Go! (Brian O. Underhill).

3. Learning to Coach Leaders (Robert J. Lee and Michael H. Frisch).

4. Good to Great Coaching: Accelerating the Journey (David B. Peterson).

5. The Client: Who Is Your Coachee and Why Does It Matter? (Anna Marie Valerio and Jennifer J. Deal).

6. Maximizing Impact: Creating Successful Partnerships Between Coaches and Organizations (Erica Desrosiers and David H. Oliver).

Section Two: The Journey: Processes and Practices of Leadership Coaching.

7. Building the Coaching Alliance: Illuminating the Phenomenon of Relationship in Coaching (Travis Kemp).

8. Coaching Programs: Moving Beyond the One-on-One (Lorraine Stomski, Janis Ward, and Mariangela Battista).

9. Ethics in Coaching (Jonathan Passmore and Lance Mortimer).

10. Tools and Techniques: What's in Your Toolbox? (Ann M. Herd and Joyce E. A. Russell).

11. E-Coaching: Accept it, It's Here, and It’s Evolving! (Lisa A. Boyce and David Clutterbuck).

Section Three: "Recalculating" Directions: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Leadership Coaching.

12. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Coaching: A Focus on Stakeholders, Criteria, and Data Collection Methods (Katherine Ely and Stephen J. Zaccaro).

13. Evaluating the ROI of Coaching: Telling a Story, Not Just Producing a Number (Merrill C. Anderson).

14. The Coaching Impact Study: A Case Study in Successful Evaluation (Derek Steinbrenner and Barry Schlosser).

15. What Clients Want: Coaching in Organizational Context (Douglas Riddle and Natalie Pothier).

16. New Directions: Perspective on Current and Future Leadership Coaching Issues (Paul Tesluk and Jeffrey Kudisch).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Author Information

Gina Hernez-Broome is a professor in Organizational Leadership at the University of the Rockies. She is a former program manager for the Design and Delivery Faculty team and was lead researcher for coaching research and evaluation efforts at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Lisa A. Boyce is a Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserves with over 20 years of Industrial/Organizational Psychology research, teaching, consulting, and coaching experience for the United States and Australian militaries, as well as private and non-profit organizations. Currently, Lisa is the Reserve Scientist and Deputy Site Commander of the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development in London, where she employs her years of research and practitioner experience by evaluating and funding behavioral science research grants and conference sponsorships.

About SIOP A division of the American Psychological Association and established in 1945, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is the premier association for professionals charged with enhancing human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings. They have more than 7,000 members.

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