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Coaching Competencies and Corporate Leadership

1st Edition

By Tracey Weiss, Sharyn Kolberg

CRC Press

240 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781574443196
pub: 2003-04-29
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The quality of corporate leadership is often the key factor that determines success - or failure - in the fiercely competitive business world. Offering a fresh perspective and practical advice, Coaching Competencies and Corporate Leadership explores how coaching executives can use a competency-based approach to become more effective leaders. The authors show you how to be an active partner in the coaching process and how to develop current and future leaders for your organization.

Getting executives to maximize their leadership potential requires sustained behavioral change. The authors show you how to use coaching and integrate it with 360-degree feedback to bring about observable results in your management team. Using case studies and interviews with senior executives from leading international companies as examples, they address the methods and benefits of leveraging competency models and the coaching relationship to achieve strategic business results. Drawing on extensive research and experience, the authors demonstrate how a core competency-coaching program can be successfully implemented.

Anyone who believes that leaders are born not made will want to rethink that position after reading Coaching Competencies and Corporate Leadership. Shedding new light on corporate leadership and how to attain it, it shows what organizations can do to capitalize on their investment in competency models to achieve genuine leadership development.


"Comprehensive yet thoroughly pragmatic, this "user's guide to coaching" breaks new ground in applied coaching practices for leaders as well as consultants. Highly recommended."

- Tom Kaney, Vice President, Human Resources, GlaxoSmithKline

"Corporate leadership and the quality of corporate leadership is a hot topic in today's business environment. This book provides valuable tips and serves as a helpful guide to setup a coaching program and improve your leadership skills. It is clearly a must read".

- Tom Downs, EVP of Operations

QVC Inc.

"The number one challenge our clients describe today is finding and shaping the leader of the future. The biggest gap these same organizations face is the ability of executives to coach and develop people to become those leaders. Tracey's book gives highly relevant and cogent answers to help leaders in organizations face this challenge. There are tools, tips and best practices which managers can apply immediately to build the leadership bench strength required to compete successfully."

- Steve Krupp, Steve Krupp Managing Vice President, Right Management Consultants

"Many kudos to Dr. Weiss for developing an outstanding guide for new and experienced leaders interested in improving personal and staff competencies and performance."

- Marguerite Jackson, RN, PhD, FAAN, Director, Department of Education, Development & Research, University of California San Diego Medical Center

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Table of Contents


Leadership Development Past Present and Future: The Case for Coaching for Competencies

The Process of Coaching for Competencies

The Coaching Process


What Success Looks Like

Developing Models for Coaching Success

360-Degree Feedback: What it Is, What is Isn't, and When It Works Best


Using Coaching to Improve Performance

Coaching for Career Development

Coaching Across the Differences that Separate Us: Bringing the Generation/Gender Gaps

Initiating Coaching as a Strategy and Measuring Coaching Effectiveness

Some Final Thoughts

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science