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Strength-Based Leadership Coaching in Organizations

An Evidence-Based Guide to Positive Leadership Development

Adopt positive organizational psychology approaches that focus on the best skills of your people to get results.

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EAN: 9780749474430
Edition: 1
Format: 235x156
216 pages

About the book

Positive organizational psychology, with its focus on the identification and development of strengths, is a natural ally to executive development and leadership coaching. However, this approach is only just beginning to come to the attention of organizations and consequently, the research base for strength-based coaching is in its early stages of development. Strength-Based Leadership Coaching in Organizations reviews strength-based approaches to positive leadership development and evaluates the evidence for their effectiveness, critically assesses their apparent distinctiveness and considers how strengths can be reliably assessed and developed in their organizational context.

Strength-Based Leadership Coaching in Organizations reviews key areas of leader and team development and describes a model of strengths development in organizations. It discusses the application of strength-based leadership coaching from the managerial and external perspective within the context of career stage, seniority, role challenges and organizational need in order to facilitate meaningful change. Finally, it covers the limitations of the strength-based approach to leadership development together with the challenges of integrating positive leadership development. It shows exactly what a strengths focus is and that there is increasing evidence that this approach does get results. Where other books focus on one model of identifying strengths, this book offers a balanced and critical examination, showing how to apply a positive strength-based approach.

About the authors

Doug MacKie

Dr. Doug MacKie is an academically orientated business psychologist and executive coach specialising in the assessment and development of executive capability. With over 25 years' experience as an applied psychologist and four degrees in psychology, including a doctorate in strength-based leadership coaching and its effects on transformational leadership, Doug has worked with top 100 companies both in the UK and Australia. Doug MacKie has taken on a leadership role in the development of the coaching industry, presenting at international conferences and publishing in leading journals on the importance of effective evaluation and assessing ROI in coaching engagements. He is a past participant on the Australian Psychological Society's Strategic Leaders Program and was a member of the Standards Australia Committee for the Guideline for Coaching in Organisations. Having completed the largest controlled trial to date on the effects of strength based coaching on transformational leadership behaviour, the focus of Strengths-based Leadership Coaching, Doug MacKie's research was shortlisted for the BPS practitioner of the year award in 2013.

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This ground-breaking book provides a comprehensive and insightful discourse on strength-based leadership coaching in organisations. Dr Doug MacKie has written a tour de force on this important and contemporary subject.

Professor Stephen Palmer, President, International Society for Coaching Psychology