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Subject(s)
Human resources management/organizational behavior
This book is a collection of challenging cases in executive coaching from the annals of the ESMT-Berlin Coaching Colloquia - yearly events for experienced professionals committed to advancement of the coaching profession. In the period of 2009-2018, hundreds of difficult cases were discussed by coaches from all over the world in an intensive but safe environment of the ESMT Berlin Campus. This volume presents a few of those cases to the interested public and offers a unique opportunity to explore the work of coaches from within and to reflect upon ways professionals approach ambiguous moments in their practice. The cases do not serve the purpose to endorse or critique a particular coaching choice, but rather give the reader an opportunity to think about their own ways of handling professional challenges in coaching engagements. The book can be an exciting self-development tool or instructional material for courses in coaching training or supervision.
ISBN
978-1790860722
Book
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Konstantin Korotov, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Andreas Bernhardt (2011)
Subject(s)
Human resources management/organizational behavior; Strategy and general management
Keyword(s)
Coaching, leadership development, leadership coaching, coach, difficult cases, helping profession
This groundbreaking book takes an unusually objective look at the realities of executive coaching from the coach’s point of view. This is not just any group of coaches , nor are these ordinary stories. In a departure from most books on the topic, we’ve invited coaches who work senior executives and star performers who share their insights about the difficulties of coaching. As any coach knows, coaching often gets tricky. What initially seems clear later becomes confused; the client may turn out to be someone else entirely; boundaries can easily become blurred; and the coach’s own emotions or values may influence outcomes. But the fact is that many tricky situations can be turned around if the coach stays grounded in objective coaching protocols. Responsible coaches understand the need to explore and define the boundaries of coaching – to help define coaching protocols that will help coaches in tricky situations and , more importantly, to develop their own skills and self-awareness. In this book, we draw on case notes shares with us by experienced coaches, coaching educators, and coaching researchers, and provide a body of evidence that will help the profession evolve in the direction of coherence, standard protocols, and rigorous evaluations. This rich collection includes reflections on why people become coaches (and why some people should not); advice on how to write up case notes; and an overview of common situations that lead to trickiness. Even more powerful are the open and honest stories of coaches themselves, as they share their efforts to continually seek greater understanding about the interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics that come into play in executive coaching.
Pages
264
ISBN
978-0230280229
Journal Article
Zeitschrift für Konfliktmanagement 3: 68–71
K.P. Berger, M. Bernhardt, Andreas Bernhardt (2011)
Subject(s)
Strategy and general management
Volume
3
Journal Pages
68–71
Journal Article
Zeitschrift für Konfliktmanagement 2: 40–44
K.P. Berger, M. Bernhardt, Andreas Bernhardt (2011)
Subject(s)
Strategy and general management
Volume
2
Journal Pages
40–44
Book Chapter
In The coaching kaleidoscope: Insights from the inside, edited by Manfred Kets de Vries, Laura Guillén, Konstantin Korotov, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, 129–150. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Subject(s)
Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s)
leadership coaching, executive coaching, coaching, leadership development, executive education,
Secondary Title
The coaching kaleidoscope: Insights from the inside
Journal Pages
129–150
ISBN
978–0230239982
ESMT Business Brief
ESMT Business Brief No. BB-310-002
Subject(s)
Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s)
executive coaching, executive education, learning and development
This business brief addresses the questions of what coaching is and what coaches do, from the perspective of executive coaching as a professional service. The findings are based on a survey of executive coaches and corporate clients at the 1st ESMT Coaching Colloquium in 2009. When posed with the question what do you sell as a coach, executive coach responses highlighted: dedicated time, space and a safe environment, awareness, empathy and challenge, and a promise of a transformation opportunity. When corporate clients were posed with the question of what do you buy from a coach their responses highlighted: awareness and sparring partnership, dedicated time and space, and a happy internal customer. The theme of solutions was also highlighted, although views differed from that of the desire that executive coaches provide solutions, to that of the provision of a solution from an executive coach is undesireable and executive coaches should provide coachees assistance in finding own solutions. From the answers given and despite published definitions of what coaching is, it can be surmised that much confusion remains about what coaching actually is and what it is not.
Pages
15
ISSN (Print)
1866–4024
Book Chapter
In Praxis der Wirtschaftspsychologie, edited by Torsten Brandenburg, Meinald T. Thielsch, 251–266. Münster: Monsenstein und Vannerdat.
Subject(s)
Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s)
leadership coaching, executive education, leadership development, business schools, executive MBA
Secondary Title
Praxis der Wirtschaftspsychologie
Journal Pages
251–266
ISBN
978–3865829917