Leadership coaching is an emerging profession in the field of management and psychology. Leadership coaches provide coaching services to teams and individuals in the process of examining leadership practices, communication patterns, and effectiveness within various professional settings. Practical and clearly written, this book introduces an easy to implement developmental leadership coaching model based on the authors' extensive work with thousands of managers, executives, and MBA students. The authors explain how to become an effective coaching manager and offer detailed guidance through numerous practical exercises and examples. Some topics covered include coaching to promote on-going career development, coaching employees with performance problems, and coaching in situations that are mediated by distance technologies: telephone, e-mail, web based opportunities and teleconference.
Dr. James M. Hunt is Assistant Professor of Management and the Charles E. McCarthy Family Trust Term Chair, at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He teaches management, strategic human resource management and leadership. James is also a faculty member of the Leadership and Influence Program at Babson's School of Executive Education. Previously, James served on the faculty of Clark University's Graduate School of Management. James is a Faculty Co-Director of the Coaching for Leadership at Babson. The Babson Coaching Program provides developmental coaching for Babson Students working toward enhancing their competencies in leadership and teamwork. Each year, the faculty train over five hundred Babson Alumni and MBA students in coaching techniques and development planning. His recent paper on coaching (with Dr. Joseph Weintraub) was awarded the "Best Management Development Paper" by the Academy of Management, the largest professional association of business school professors in the world. James is also a founder of Hunt Associates, a career and leadership development firm that provides executive coaching, career counseling, employee assistance programs and strategic human resource consulting. (www.HuntAssociates.com) Since 1990, Hunt Associates has worked with companies such as the Bose Corporation, 3Com, Genzyme, and Stratus Computer. James graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B. Sc. Degree and received the doctorate in business administration from Boston University's Graduate School of Management, where he studied career and leadership development and work/life balance. Dr. Joseph R. Weintraub is Faculty Co-Director of the Coaching for Leadership Program at Babson College where he is also an Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior. At Babson, he developed the Human Resource Management and Leadership Courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in business. He is also President and Founder of Organizational Dimensions, a human resources consulting firm based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Dr. Weintraub's work has appeared in many publications including Fortune, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He has also appeared on several syndicated television programs such as Evening Magazine and The Bottom Line. His recent paper on coaching (with Dr. James Hunt) was awarded the "Best Management Development Paper" by the Academy of Management, the largest professional association of business school professors in the world. He is also one of the developers of Star-Teams Insights (t) a web-based assessment report providing developmental feedback on leadership, teamwork and work style. Dr. Weintraub has worked with many organizations including Fidelity Investments, Dunkin' Donuts, Bose, AT&T, Duke Energy and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Much of his recent activity has been focused in the areas of leadership and coaching. He is currently working with companies in both Japan and the U.S. to combine the teaching of leadership, coaching, and teamwork with the playing of baseball. Dr. Weintraub received his B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University. He is also the past president of the Human Resources Council, a Boston-based HR professional association.