Coaching and Organizational Culture

A Narrative Perspective

By David Drake

© 2014 – Routledge

224 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415530057
pub: 2015-11-30
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pub: 2015-11-30

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About the Book

Coaching and Organizational Culture presents a model showing how coaching can be used more holistically to support an organization’s larger goals for change. The model advances coaching as a strategy – a combination of skills and practices that can be used to change the way organizations are designed and how business gets done.

In this book, coaching is viewed as an ongoing, collaborative process, answering the need for a coaching approach that is integrated with broader leadership development processes and linked with business objectives and outcomes. Based on a solid theoretical foundation, as well as years of professional experience, this book:

  • Combines key elements of systems theory, complexity theory, organizational development and adult development theories in an innovative, unified framework
  • Integrates person-centered and organization-centered approaches to coaching to maximize the benefits of both approaches to change
  • Includes a number of case studies to illustrate the concepts in action and their connection to tangible results for organizations
  • Features innovative assessment methods to help organizations develop and leverage coaching capabilities to support change and strategic initiatives

With the increased number of coaching programs and initiatives, this book is sure to be a valuable resource for students and executive coaches alike.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction 1. Invitation 2. Overview 3. The Narrative Paradigm Part II: Leading Change in New Ways 4. Organization Development, Culture and Change 5. The ICES Framework 6. Coaching for a Change Part III: Using Coaching in New Ways 7. The Bigger Picture 8. Organizational Learning 9. Coaching Conversations 10. Building Expertise Part IV: Bringing Coaching to Life 11. Case Studies 12. Measurement 13. Summary 14. Epilogue

About the Author

David Drake is the founder of the Center for Narrative Coaching, based in San Francisco, USA. David has taught coaching and leadership courses around the world and has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including the Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring, the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, and Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Development