The Coaching Kaleidoscope: Insights from the Inside

Author(s) : Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, Author(s) : Laura Guillen, Author(s) : Konstantin Korotov, Author(s) : Elizabeth Florent-Treacy

The Coaching Kaleidoscope: Insights from the Inside

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  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Published : 2010
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 304
  • Category :
    Coaching
  • Catalogue No : 32957
  • ISBN 13 : 9780230239982
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230239
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This book deals with how coaching interventions can drive a journey of transformational change at individual, team, and organizational levels. As a result, coaching interventions serve to create more reflective people, who in turn, create better organizations. The group coaching methodology, used by the INSEAD Global Leadership Center (IGLC) and adopted by the Center for Leadership Development Research (CLDR) at the European School of Technology and Management (ESMT), Berlin, is the basis for developing the theoretical assumptions behind the chapters. Through sharing research methodologies, and describing intervention and change techniques used in the leadership development and education of executive coaches, the book sheds light on how the 'magic' of coaching works, what coaches actually do, and how their clients respond. This book is a joint project between the IGLC and the CLDR. In compiling it, we have involved academics who conduct research, teach, and consult; leadership development coaches; change consultants; and executives who adopted IGLC methods for reflection on leadership development opportunities and challenges. We have also included people who have experienced IGLC methods in the process of their developmental journeys. They have collaborated, consulted their research and practice notes, analyzed data from inquiry projects, and shared their personal experiences in individual essays.

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Manfred Kets De Vries is a clinical professor of leadership development and a consultant on organizational design/transformation and strategic human resource management to leading worldwide companies. He holds the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair of Leadership Development at Instead, Fontainebleau, France. He has also held professorships at McGill University, the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Montreal, and the Harvard Business School, and he has lectured at management institutions around the world. He is the author, co-author, or editor of over 20 books. The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirtschaftswoche, and The Economist have judged Manfred Kets de Vries one of Europe's leading management thinkers.

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Konstantin Korotov is an Assistant Professor at ESMT and also an Executive Coach and a Research Fellow with the INSEAD Global Leadership Center in Fontainebleau, France. In addition to his academic work, he has over 10 years of practical Leadership Development experience in the US, Russia, UK, France, Portugal, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany and Latvia. He has designed and delivered executive programmes for Ernst& Young, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Shell, ABN-Amro, Japan Tobacco International, Mars, Mittal Steel, Philip Morris, Frontstep CIS, British American Tobacco, Western NIS Enterprise Fund, Russian Presidential Programme for Management Cadre Development, Uralsib, Pernod-Ricard, and US Government's Edmund S. Muskie Program, as well as taught MBA-level, executive, and undergraduate courses at Stockholm School of Economics, INSEAD, and American Institute of Business and Economics (Moscow).

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Elizabeth Florent-Treacy is Research Project Manager at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, and Singapore. She has conducted research in the following areas: global leadership; global organizations; corporate culture in European and global organizations; American, French and Russian business practices; family business issues (governance, succession, strategy); entrepreneurial leadership; cross-cultural management; women and global leadership; cultural aspects of mergers and acquisitions; transformational leadership; expatriate executives and families; and the psychodynamics of leadership. She has written 18 case studies, five of which won top case writing awards (ECCH and EFMD). She has also taught seminars on case writing. She has co-authored or authored 14 articles and book chapters, and co-authored two books, on leadership and family business topics.

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