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Executives and career shocks: Observations from coaching practice

Career Development International 26 (4): 582–595
Human resources management/organizational behavior
Career shocks, executives, executive coaching
This paper is a qualitative exploration of managers’ career shock experiences reflected in executive coaching interventions. It takes an anecdotal look at how executives react to shocks of various valences, and how coaching attempts to assist them by processing their first reactions and choosing a response. The paper particularly looks at managers’ responses almost immediately following a shocking event triggering their request for coaching help.
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