Executive Coaching and Leadership

Leadership relates to providing direction and influencing people to achieve the organization’s vision, mission and goals. This discipline focuses on developing leaders through coaching and developmental activities as well as rewarding and motivating them. The underlying theories, including trait, behavioral and situational, that make for effective leadership are detailed under this discipline, as are Leadership competencies, models and developmental strategies. It also explores specific issues affecting Leadership styles including gender and cross cultural differences and generational characteristics. Executive Coaching is increasingly being recognized as a high impact approach to helping senior managers master the fundamental principles and practices for achieving extraordinary results and empowering people success. This discipline explores the effectiveness and use of external and internal coaches, defines the building blocks for an effective coaching process and examines the various coaching tools and approaches. Finally, the discipline outlines the future and implications of Leadership Development in general and Executive Coaching in particular. This discipline does not cover aspects such as Career Development and Mentoring which are included under Talent Development, Engagement and Retention.

Articles

Developing a Leadership Strategy: The Case of the Toy Research Society

This case encourages students to consider organizational development needs when creating a leadership development philosophy and an associated leadership development design.

Building Blocks of a High Performance Coaching Culture

Creating and quantifying a successful coaching culture is a uniquely qualified assignment for the corporate leadership.

Know Top 5 Success Factors for Creating a Winning Coaching Culture

Here's a look at 5 key factors for creating a coaching culture that has the potential to impact employee engagement, productivity and other critical business measures.

Research Papers

SHRM Briefly Stated
1/1/2005 

Fast Fact

 

Annual spending on executive coaching in the United States is estimated at $1 billion.
Source: The Wild West of...

1/3/2009

Scope—This article provides an overview of the HR competency of coaching in a business environment. It discusses the value of coaching and describes some of the practical techniques and tools used in the practice. It also delves into various applications of corporate coaching and addresses...

Case Studies

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Tools & Templates

Tools for Executives: How to Prepare for a Coaching Session

Executive Coaching is a structured process of personal development, where the executive takes time out to focus on issues that are important to him / her. A key assumption underlying the concept of executive coaching is the belief that the “coachee” (executive) is resourceful. In partnership with the coach, the executive looks for answers to...

How to structure a coaching intervention for your organization- Implementation Guide

Introduction

The implementation guide is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to tools, methods and techniques for assisting the HR practitioner...

How to Define Expectations and Set the Stage for an Executive Coaching Engagement

Executive Coaching is a deeply facilitative process which enables current organizational leaders and potential leaders to develop their behavioural skills and expertise in order to enhance their leadership performance. This process is facilitated by an experienced internal or external coach. Thus, the most successful executive coaching...

Blogs

SHRM INDIA
By Nidhi Arora   The May SHRM India Forum in Gurgaon was anchored by certified Executive Coach Ashley Chiampo. Chiampo, who has over ten years of experience in business consulting, is a mechanical engineer from MIT and holds a degree in business management from the Wharton Business School. Chiampo began the evening by asking participants...

Featured Books & Publications

1/3/2009 Scope—This article provides an overview of the HR competency of coaching in a business environment. It discusses the value of coaching and describes some of the practical techniques and tools used in the practice. It also delves into various applications of corporate coaching and addresses training, certifications and careers in the...
SHRM Briefly Stated 1/1/2005     Fast Fact Annual spending on executive coaching in the United States is estimated at $1 billion. Source: The Wild West of Executive Coaching (2004). Introduction In the world of human resource development, executive coaching is gaining ground as a...
SHRM Briefly Stated 1/1/2005 Definition Executive coaching is an experimental and individualized leader development process that builds a leader’s capability to achieve short- and long-term organizational goals. Data from mutual perspectives are factors that influence the selection of executive coaching. The organization, the executive and...