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Strength-Based Leadership Coaching in Organizations
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Table of Contents

    • 01: An introduction to strength-based approaches in organizations
    • 02: Strengths: definitions and models
    • 03: Positive leadership theories
    • 04: Strengths identification and assessment
    • 05: Evidence for the effectiveness of positive approaches to leadership development
    • 06: Strengths development
    • 07: Coaching for positive leadership development in organizations
    • 08: Using strength-based approaches as a leader or manager
    • 09: Using strength-based approaches for team development
    • 10: The context and limits of strength-based leadership coaching

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Provides a detailed model for reliably assessing and developing strengths in organizations, based on the author's innovative research into strengths-based coaching Shows how to use a strengths-based approach as both an external leadership coach and as a leader or manager to ensure transformational results for the organization Ensures meaningful change by showing how to apply strength-based development within the context of the organization taking into account seniority, role challenges and organizational needs Provides the evidence for an approach to leadership development that is coming to the attention of organizations and that no coaching professional can afford to be without

About the Author

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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"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 "
"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 "

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