Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders
4 By Brian O. Underhill, Kimcee McAnally, and John J. Koriath; Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 240 pp.; $44.50
During the last 10 years, executive coaching has experienced explosive growth. Change has accelerated steadily in both speed, and in the number of life dimensions, to the point that executives now are having difficulty managing the discontinuities of their own lives and careers. Leadership is recognizing expertise alone is not enough, that both competency and character are needed to succeed in this fast-paced business environment. But where can you find information on executive coaching to maximize the talent in your organization that affects your bottom line?
"Executive Coaching for Results" is a definitive guide for designing and managing a corporate coaching program. The authors draw upon their experiences and research with more than 100 Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies to provide valuable discussions on topics such as organizational culture and leadership, coaching for leadership development and talent management, locating and screening coaches, and measuring the impact of coaching. In addition, the authors provide case studies, practical activities, and instruments used in coaching assignments.
"Executive Coaching for Results" is an excellent book written for a wide audience, including executives, development practitioners, strategic human resources representatives, talent management groups, and internal and external coaches. Coaching can help an executive anticipate and work through times of change with focus, energy, and purpose, and set an example of competency and character. This book provides a road map to help you strategically navigate the accelerated path of change.