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Executive coaching: It works!

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Author Francis A. Kombarakaran, Julia A. Yang, Mila N. Baker, and Pauline B. Fernandes
Source Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This article focuses on 114 executives and 42 coaches using a survey methodology. The results of the study indicated that executive coaching produces changes in five areas: people management, relationships with managers, goal setting and prioritization, engagement and productivity, and dialogue and communication. The data also indicates the importance of selecting the right coach, that executive behavior change is likely influenced by their commitment to change, and the importance of organizational support for behavior change.

Keywords executive coaching, leadership development, executive change, coaching program
Reference

Kombarakaran, F. A., Yang, J. A., Baker, M. N., & Fernandes, P. B. (2008). Executive Coaching: It works! Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 60(1), 78-90.

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