Executive Coaching: Exploding the Myths

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Springer, Apr 7, 2003 - Business & Economics - 281 pages
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The best performing organisations recognise that effective executive coaching is a key factor in developing successful leaders and teams. Having worked directly with more than 40% of the Fortune top 100 global corporations for more than fifteen years, the authors have accumulated a practical insight for delivering enduring executive development. This book steps beyond the notion of a prescriptive formula that can be applied to deliver successful development every time. It presents unabridged accounts reflecting both success and failure from a range of diverse international executive coaching assignments. It will develop your coaching ability and provide an insight into the contemporary personal and organisational challenges that define the context for coaching. This is a truly comprehensive account of executive coaching across the world.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
The Transition Curve
25
Chapter 3 Assessment in Coaching
51
Chapter 4 The Role of Experiential Learning in Coaching
93
A UK Perspective on Executive Coaching
127
Lifes a Project Isnt It?
143
Legal Eagle to People Leader
151
Out of Favour or Out of her League?
165
The Case of the GM in Jeopardy
191
A Case of Cultural Disruption in Europe
208
Coaching in the Middle East
223
Coaching in the Asia Pacific Region
238
Chapter 14 Review of Best Practice
257
APPENDIXThe Capable Coach Model
269
REFERENCES
274
INDEX
279

The MD as Team Coach
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TONY CHAPMAN is MD and executive coach at the Executive Coaching Centre (ECC). He has worked as a manufacturing manager with Unilever, taught as faculty at Cranfield Business School, and enjoyed international consultancy experience as MD of Personnel Decisions International (Europe). He has consulted with UBS Warburg, Hang Seng Bank, Rolls-Royce, Ford, Cargill, Tech Data, Levi-Strauss, 3Com, Honeywell, Assicurazioni Generali , and NEU in Hanoi.

BILL BEST is a Senior Coach and Head of Assessment at ECC. A chartered psychologist, he works extensively with blue chip organisations on individual and team coaching. Clients include Bausch & Lomb, JP Morgan Chase, Levi-Strauss, Marsh, Seagram, Tech Data, UBS Warburg and 3Com.

PAUL VAN CASTEREN is a Senior Coach and Head of Team Learning with ECC. He has provided specialist programmes in personal and team development for over 15 years, working with many of the corporate clients above.

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