1st Edition

Leadership Coaching Developing braver leaders

By Mike McLaughlin, Elaine Cox Copyright 2016
    272 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    272 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Leadership Coaching offers a new model of coaching for leadership development. It explains how the brave model extends existing leadership theories, and includes specific coaching processes and sense-making techniques to allow the reader to understand how the model would work in practice.

    The book begins by asking why it is important for leaders to be brave. It provides an overview of existing leadership theories, and their limitations, as well as introducing the brave coaching approach and the elements that comprise the model. The book includes practical case studies that provide insights into the range of applications for the brave leadership coaching framework.

    Based on academic research, and written in an accessible scholarly style, this book shows how coaching can assist in decision making, leading to a different, braver form of personal and corporate leadership. It should be of interest to students of management, leadership, coaching and mentoring, as well as professional coaches and leaders.

    Foreword by Prof. David Clutterbuck  1. Introduction: The challenge of brave leadership  2. The Brave Story  3. Pulling Factors  4. Gravitational Factors  5. Finding Balance: Emotional and moral self-awareness  6. The Brave Sphere  7. The Brave Decision  8. The Brave Action  9. The Trust Factor  10. Positioning Brave Leadership Coaching  11. The Brave Agenda


    Mike McLaughlin works in both the public and private sectors as a coach and consultant, specializing in leadership development.

    Elaine Cox is director of the coaching and mentoring programs at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has authored many journal articles and books, including Goal-focused Coaching published by Routledge. She is editor of the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring.


    'Leadership Coaching provides convincing arguments for more brave leadership within corporate structures, and is filled with compelling evidence-based insights, conceptual frameworks, and practical examples on how to develop brave leaders. It is a must-read for anyone involved in coaching executives, leaders, and managers who wish to enhance their leadership effectiveness.' - Bob Hamlin, Emeritus Professor and Chair of Human Resource Development, University of Wolverhampton, UK

    'Leadership Coaching is essential and powerful reading for coaches and leaders who seek not only high performance, but to lead from the bravery agenda of their moral purpose to address key issues such as equality, sustainability, and environmental justice. This text will not only deepen practice, but also enable critical reflection on what it means to be a brave coach today.' - Jan Robertson, International consultant in coaching and leadership development in education, New Zealand

    'This book comes at an opportune time for developing leaders in our VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world. Brilliantly written with academic rigour, this book comes with specific and practical examples in guiding anyone who wants to develop their new generation of brave leaders.' - Derrick Kon, Director, The Conference Board, USA