Psychology of Executive Coaching Theory and Application

ISBN-10: 0415993415
ISBN-13: 9780415993418
Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)
Authors: Bruce Peltier
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List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Author and Contributor
Introduction
Assessment
The Role of Assessment in Coaching
Stages of Change
A Brief History of Psychological Assessment and Psychometric Instruments
Assessment Methods for Coaches
Confidentiality in Assessment
What to Evaluate
Discussing the Results
Feedback and Goal Setting
Overarching Assessment Questions
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
Developmental Psychology and Adult Development
Temperament
Freud's Psychosexual Stages
Jung's Contributions
Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
Erikson's Psychosocial Stages
Attachment Theory
Stages of Adult Development: Gould and Levinson
Moral Development
Implications for Coaching
References
Recommended Readings
The Psychodynamic View
Usefulness
Theoretical History and Basics
What Motivates People?
The Role of Fantasy
The Unconscious at Work
Core and Related Concepts
On Theory and Application
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
Behavioral Concepts
History: From Rat Mazes to Cubicles
Usefulness in Coaching
Basic Principles
Using a Behavioral Approach to Coaching
Myths and Misconceptions
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Behavioral Approach
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
The Person-Centered Approach
Historical Background
View of Human Nature
Basic Characteristics and the Core Premise
The Process: Therapeutic Goals
The Therapist's Function and Role
The Relationship between Therapist and Client
Basic Ingredients of Executive Coaching
Rogerian Applications to Coaching
Strengths of the Approach
Limitations
Coaching Examples
The Future of Genuineness, Acceptance, and Empathy
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Therapy
Case Example
The Theory
History
Philosophical Basis
Coaching with Cognitive Approaches
Imagery
Application
Application: Barney Revisited
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Approach
Limitations
Packaging Cognitive Therapy
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
Family Therapy and Systems Thinking
Family Therapy and Business
Background and History of the Approach
A Review of the Basics
Useful Ideas for Coaching Intervention
Applications
Strengths
Weaknesses
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
The Existential Stance
History and Background
Key Ideas
Six Core Concepts for the Executive Coach
Ten Existential Guidelines for the Executive Coach
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Existential Viewpoint in Coaching
References
Recommended Readings
Social Psychology and Coaching
A Brief History
The Power of the Situation
Field Theory
Cognitive Dissonance
Groupthink and the Abilene Paradox
Schemas and the Effects of Expectation
Lessons in Leadership
Emotional Intelligence
Cooperation and Competition
Interpersonal Influence
Similarity and Other "Like" Factors
Compliance
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
Hypnotic Communication
Influence and Resistance
Hypnosis and Communication
Principles and Attitudes
Hypnosis without (Obvious) Trance
Final Thoughts
References
Recommended Readings
Emotional Intelligence
History
Popularity
Models of Emotional Intelligence (EI)
Assessment of Emotional Intelligence
Criticisms, Issues, and Challenges
What Is a Coach to Do?
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
Lessons from Athletic Coaches
Common Themes
Nuggets
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
Coaching Women
What Coaches Need to Know
How Coaches Can Help
What Organizations Can Do
Summary
Note
References
Recommended Readings
Psychopathology and Coaching
Traits versus Pathology
The Mentally Healthy Person
Pathologies
What Is a Coach to Do?
References
Recommended Readings
Leadership
Overview and Various Starting Points
Classic Historical Leadership Studies
Modern Leadership Theories
Good and Bad Leadership
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
Workers, Managers, and Leaders
Differences among Workers, Managers, and Leaders
The "Modern" View
The Coach's Opportunity
The Roles That Coaches Play
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
Ethics in Coaching
Professionalism
Scope of Practice
Two Different Cultures
Areas of Similarity
Areas That Are Unclear
Other Areas in Question
Summary
References
Recommended Readings
Making the Transition
The Business Culture and the Profit Motive
Presentation of Self
Marketing and Sales
Mixing Relationships
Contracts and Business Arrangements
Conclusion: Be Exceptional
References
Recommended Readings
Index

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