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Strength-Based Leadership Coaching in Organizations : An Evidence-Based Guide to Positive Leadership Development

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 13mm | 350g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0749474432
  • 9780749474430
  • 331,770

Table of contents

Chapter - 01: An introduction to strength-based approaches in organizations
Chapter - 02: Strengths: definitions and models
Chapter - 03: Positive leadership theories
Chapter - 04: Strengths identification and assessment
Chapter - 05: Evidence for the effectiveness of positive approaches to leadership development
Chapter - 06: Strengths development
Chapter - 07: Coaching for positive leadership development in organizations
Chapter - 08: Using strength-based approaches as a leader or manager
Chapter - 09: Using strength-based approaches for team development
Chapter - 10: The context and limits of strength-based leadership coaching
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"This is a book that needed to be written. It not only nails down the lid on the coffin of deficit-based leadership development, but provides a pragmatic and practical agenda for moving to a strengths-based approach at both individual and corporate level. A must read for anyone serious about building the capacity of existing and future leaders to manage in a complex and dynamic environment!"
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"My frustration over the years with buying and participating in leadership development programmes is not knowing which bits really work. Dr Doug MacKie combines his skill of being a first-rate leadership coach with a research-rich approach to cut through to what really matters. This book is equally applicable to practitioners as it is to leaders who want to practically understand what they can do to improve organizational performance."--Guy Templeton, President and CEO, Asia Pacific "WSP - Parsons Brinckerhoff " "This groundbreaking book provides a comprehensive and insightful discourse on strength-based leadership coaching in organizations. This is a tour de force on this important and contemporary subject."--Professor Stephen Palmer, President "International Society for Coaching Psychology " "This is a book that needed to be written. It not only nails down the lid on the coffin of deficit-based leadership development, but provides a pragmatic and practical agenda for moving to a strength-based approach at both individual and corporate level. A must-read for anyone serious about building the capacity of existing and future leaders to manage in a complex and dynamic environment."--Professor David Clutterbuck "David Clutterbuck Partnership " ""Strength-Based Leadership Coaching in Organizations" provides a rare and timely combination of scholarly critique and pragmatic application on the topic of positive leadership development. The overview and critique of leadership development research, and strength-based approaches in particular, in the first half of the book is impressive in both its breadth and depth. The second half of the book, written for coaching psychologists, leaders and managers, and leaders of work teams, spells out clearly how to apply the concepts and theories introduced previously. The author concludes with well-considered cautionary comments and criticisms of strength-based coaching, illustrating his extensive experience as a researcher and practitioner in this space, and his credibility as the book s author. The book represents a valuable resource for both researchers and practitioners who have few similar quality alternatives to consult in terms of combination of evidence-based and applied information."--Sandy Gordon, PhD, FAPS, ICPR Co-ordinating Editor and Assoc. Professor, Sport and Exercise Psychology "The University of Western Australia "" "Strength-Based Leadership Coaching in Organizations provides a rare and timely combination of scholarly critique and pragmatic application on the topic of positive leadership development. The overview and critique of leadership development research, and strength-based approaches in particular, in the first half of the book is impressive in both its breadth and depth. The second half of the book, written for coaching psychologists, leaders and managers, and leaders of work teams, spells out clearly how to apply the concepts and theories introduced previously. The author concludes with well-considered cautionary comments and criticisms of strength-based coaching, illustrating his extensive experience as a researcher and practitioner in this space, and his credibility as the book's author. The book represents a valuable resource for both researchers and practitioners who have few similar quality alternatives to consult in terms of combination of evidence-based and applied information."--Sandy Gordon, PhD, FAPS, ICPR Co-ordinating Editor and Assoc. Professor, Sport and Exercise Psychology "The University of Western Australia " "While many executive coaches are increasingly seeing the value from using a strength-based approach in their work with leaders, Strength- Based Leadership Coaching in Organizations takes both the science and the application of strengths coaching to another level! Based on the latest research, this is a must-read for any practising coach, both internal and external to an organization, looking to further develop their people and teams."--Katherine Tulpa, CEO "Association for Coaching "
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About Doug MacKie

Dr. Doug MacKie is a business psychologist and executive coach specialising in the assessment and development of executive capability within top 100 companies both in UK and Australia. He is a past participant on the Australian Psychological Society's strategic leaders programme and was a member of the Standards Australia Committee for the guidelines for Coaching in Organizations. He has completed the largest controlled trial to date on the effects of strength-based coaching on transformational leadership behaviour. His research was shortlisted for the BPS Practitioner of the Year Award in 2013.
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