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Executive Coaching...

A personal development opportunity for executives or managers who are high achievers, but are at risk due to difficulty working with other people or teams.

Executive Coaching offers senior managers the opportunity to develop effective interpersonal and leadership skills. These skills are often under–developed when technical competence has been the principal criteria for promotion and advancement. The result is ineffective, or dysfunctional, patterns of personal behavior in the organizational setting. Frequently, coaching is the final attempt to keep the executive in the organization

The coaching process is Socratic, combining education with behavioral modeling. The executive is asked to contract with the coach for specific behavior changes. An interval is established during which the executive is in the constant presence of the coach, throughout all daily activities. The executive's behavior is observed and feedback is given on the effectiveness of the behavior. Alternative behaviors are suggested, then observed in practice.

The Executive Coaching process will require selected executives to:

Accept personal responsibility for behavioral change(s)

Contract for specific personal changes in the workplace

Contract with a (more senior) organization mentor

Receive behavioral feedback from workgroup members (360° )

Conduct daily activities in the presence of the coach

Receive specific and immediate feedback from the coach

Receive tailored education from the coach

Receive periodic feedback from workgroup members (360° )

Participate in scheduled follow–up meetings with the coach

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