This book is suited to both experienced and prospective coaches as well as individuals who might need to seek a coacheither for their organization or for themselves. Indeed, this book is applicable to anyone who would like to be informed of the latest advances in coaching techniques. Executive coaching has become an extremely popular tool in the realm of executive development. Consequently, this market is now awash with people who offer coaching services. The skills and abilities of coaches range from the experts, with many years of executive leadership and coaching experience, to the novices who have recently joined the industry. The performance of coaches in the market is also variable: some of these practitioners significantly enhance the business performance and personal capability of their clients; other coaches fail to advance, and might even stifle, progress. Sustainable Coaching: A Primer for Executives and Coaches explores these questions, demystifies the industry, and introduces a powerful framework, derived from scientific advances in psychology as well as extensive experience in the coaching domain, called ‘sustainable coaching’. In this environment, so many questions remain unresolved. Are coaches useful during times of economic uncertainty? What are the potential benefits and complications of coaches? How can these coaches ensure that any improvements are sustainable? How can organizations select suitable coaches and assess the utility of these services? What are the factors that determine whether coaches will be effectiveexperience in senior management, qualifications from universities, or access to the latest scientific advances? And, who should become a coach?
About the Author
PETER FITZGERALD’s extensive leadership experience in large and complex organizations is complemented by his specialist knowledge in marketing and sales strategy development and delivery, and success in implementing culture change programs for a number of peak businesses. Peter is a Director of Executive Empowerment, an executive coaching consultancy with offices in Melbourne.
SIMON MOSS (PhD Monash) is an adjust Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Monash University in Melbourne. He is also a registered psychologist. He lectures in psychology, research design & method, and statistics & data analysis, and supervises students in leadership, emotions, integrity, personnel selection, and data analysis. His primary research interest relates to the factors that promote honest, ethical, cooperative and dedicated behaviour in the workplace. Specifically, he is interested in the misconceptions of individuals that compromise wellbeing and performance. Simon has published scientific papers in a broad range of disciplines, including creativity and problem solving, attention and concentration, facial expressions, psychological disorders, risk and safety, and stress management. He is also co-founder and director of Zenith Professional Development, offering a revolutionary system of management assessment and training.
James C Sarros is Professor of Management, Latrobe University. He received his PhD from the University of Alberta. His research interests are organisational leadership, culture, values, and character. He has published over 100 articles and five texts in the area and conducts corporate workshops on leadership character.