Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges
Written by Mary Beth O’Neill
In this book Mary Beth O’Neill outlines the idea that leadership is contextually located within an organizational system, and that results oriented leadership requires both backbone and heart to obtain the desired business results. This book is rife with concrete examples and stands as one of executive coaching’s classic resources.
A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix
Written by Edwin Friedman
This book examines the idea that results oriented leadership is comprised of both strong self differentiation and meaningful connection. Edwin Friedman uses systems theory to extrapolate his theory and expresses the need for strong leaders to take our society forward through the tough decisions and challenges of our 21st century.
Executive Coaching and Leadership
Stanford Business Graduate School: 2013 Executive Coach Survey
This survey reveals the current level of participation and thinking of executives around executive coaching. Read the article
What CEOs Really Want from Coaching by Gretchen Gavett
This article is from a Stanford University/The Miles Group survey where 200 CEOs, board directors and other senior executives were asked about how they see leadership and development. Read the article
The Neuroscience of Leadership by David Rock
This article presents ideas about breakthroughs in brain research and how these inform processes of organizational transformation and change. Read the article
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Blog posts will be added on a regular basis to highlight current ideas, issues, tips and research related to coaching supervision and executive coaching.