The Coaching Organization: A Strategy for Developing Leaders / Edition 1

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Overview

The Coaching Organization: A Strategy for Developing Leaders is the only book to provide practical advice on how a company can strategically manage coaching initiatives that strengthen organizations and enhance employee engagement and growth. Authors James M. Hunt and Joseph R. Weintraub offer best practices to help organizations deploy developmental coaching that drives leadership and employee effectiveness.

Key Features:

  • Offers a strategic view of how to manage developmental coaching: Coaching initiatives are often deployed on an ad hoc and unmanaged basis and as such often yield disappointing results. This book provides a guide for the strategic management of coaching initiatives including executive coaching, internal coaching, coaching by managers, and peer coaching, so as to maximize their impact and value.
  • Presents credible and practical examples of successful coaching initiatives: Case-based research conducted by leading academics and practitioners illustrates how organizations can link coaching initiatives and organizational success. Case studies from organizations such as Whirlpool, Wachovia, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Citizens Financial Group offer clear guidance on the organizational use of coaching.
  • Identifies assessment tools for developing and maintaining coaching initiatives: Organizational and coaching competency tools are provided to help design appropriate organizational coaching initiatives, select expert coaches, and train internal peer coaches and coaching managers. In addition, the book offers no-cost and low-cost ideas to help organizations spend less money while achieving better results.

Intended Audience: This is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Organizational Effectiveness, Executive Coaching, and Leadership. It is also a valuable resource for executives, managers, and human resource professionals.

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Editorial Reviews

Douglas T. Hall
"In this era of the search for low-cost, high-impact organizational improvement, The Coaching Organization is a real godsend. In one well-written reference you have everything you and your organization need to know about creating learning through on of the most available resources: relationships. This is an excellent source for helping people master the skills of coaching, so that your organization can be a place where leaders grow leaders. If you're serious about improving organizational effectiveness, you and many of your colleagues need to read this book."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412905763
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,315,335
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. James M. Hunt is Assistant Professor of Management and the Charles E. Mc Carthy Family Trust Term Chair, at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He teaches management, strategic human resource management and leadership. James is also a faculty member of the Leadership and Influence Program at Babson's School of Executive Education. Previously, James served on the faculty of Clark University’s Graduate School of Management.

James is a Faculty Co-Director of the Coaching for Leadership at Babson. The Babson Coaching Program provides developmental coaching for Babson Students working toward enhancing their competencies in leadership and teamwork. Each year, the faculty train over five hundred Babson Alumni and MBA students in coaching techniques and development planning. His recent paper on coaching (with Dr. Joseph Weintraub) was awarded the "Best Management Development Paper" by the Academy of Management, the largest professional association of business school professors in the world.

James is also a founder of Hunt Associates, a career and leadership development firm that provides executive coaching, career counseling, employee assistance programs and strategic human resource consulting. (www.Hunt Associates.com) Since 1990, Hunt Associates has worked with companies such as the Bose Corporation, 3Com, Genzyme, and Stratus Computer.

James graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B. Sc. Degree and received the doctorate in business administration from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management, where he studied career and leadership development and work/life balance.

Dr. Joseph R. Weintraub is Faculty Co-Director of the Coaching for Leadership Program at Babson College where he is also an Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior. At Babson, he developed the Human Resource Management and Leadership Courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in business. He is also President and Founder of Organizational Dimensions, a human resources consulting firm based in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Dr. Weintraub’s work has appeared in many publications including Fortune, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He has also appeared on several syndicated television programs such as Evening Magazine and The Bottom Line. His recent paper on coaching (with Dr. James Hunt) was awarded the "Best Management Development Paper" by the Academy of Management, the largest professional association of business school professors in the world. He is also one of the developers of Star-Teams Insights ™ a web-based assessment report providing developmental feedback on leadership, teamwork and work style.

Dr. Weintraub has worked with many organizations including Fidelity Investments, Dunkin’ Donuts, Bose, AT&T, Duke Energy and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Much of his recent activity has been focused in the areas of leadership and coaching. He is currently working with companies in both Japan and the U.S. to combine the teaching of leadership, coaching, and teamwork with the playing of baseball.

Dr. Weintraub received his B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University. He is also the past president of the Human Resources Council, a Boston-based HR professional association.

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Table of Contents

1 The coaching organization? 1
2 An overview of developmental coaching 27
3 The coaching organization assessment 49
4 A strategic approach to coaching 85
5 Driving strategic transformation through executive coaching at Whirlpool 99
6 Building and leading a coaching capacity 119
7 The internal coaching capability 145
8 The ELP internal coaching program at Wachovia Corporation 165
9 Building a coaching manager capability 179
10 The coaching manager in nursing 189
11 Peer coaching at Citizen's Financial Group (CFG) 205
Concluding remarks : the frontiers of the coaching organization 215
App. A The competencies of the expert executive coach
App. B The coaching manager self-assessment
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2006

    Great Contribution to the Coaching Field

    This book is a great follow-up to The Coaching Manager book which I still use when coaching. The examples are great and I enjoy the way that the book gives practical applications. I have already purchased copies for our senior managers.

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