Executive Coaching: Inspiring Performance at Work

Carter A | Report 379 | Institute for Employment Studies | May 2001

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Executive coaching, largely an import from the US, swept the boardrooms of Europe in the late 90s and early 2000s. It was arguably the 'hot topic' for meeting senior management development needs in many employing organisations.

It is a form of tailored work-related development for senior managers which spans business, functional and personal skills. There is more than one significant relationship to consider, ie coach and executive, coach and commissioner, and commissioner and executive. Issues of trust and control emerge in seeking to understand the successful interplay between these various relationships.

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