There is a lot of buzz around the term “Executive Coach.” What does an executive coach do and what do you need to know before you hire one?
Executive coaching can turn a good employee into a great manager. When it works well, the added value of improved leadership and decision-making abilities is well worth the financial investment required to hire skilled coaches. However, no one wants to spend time and money on a coaching relationship that doesn’t get results. So, what makes an executive coaching relationship work?
The authors introduce the Strategies for Enhancing Performance Initiative to identify, test, and measure the most effective performance control practices in the workplace to both increase performance and to mitigate the negative effects of stress.
According to a 2009 article in the Harvard Business Review the median hourly salary of an executive coach is $500. This makes me wonder why I am getting a degree in Psychology, but that is neither here nor there.
Topic: Coaching, Training
Publication: Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice
Article: Employee Coaching Relationships: Enhancing Construct Clarity and Measurement
Authors: J.B. Gregory, P.E. Levy
Reviewed by: Mary Alice Crowe-Taylor
Research discusses how executive coaching programs can be used and measured more effectively.