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In this section you will find articles regarding the nature of leadership in contemporary organizations, the unique challenges faced by these leaders and the ways in which professional coaching can of assistance to these leaders as they face these unique challenges. You will find articles about leadership training, leadership development, and the link between development, training and coaching of leaders. If you have articles about leadership and coaching to submit, please visit the article submission page and follow the guidelines there. If you wish to sponsor this category, please visit the sponsor page. Thank you, and enjoy!



The Merlin Factor: Leadership and Strategic Intent

The Merlin Factor: Leadership and Strategic Intent

Charles Smith November 28, 2011 0

Executives who successfully instill a new strategic intent in their organizations’ cultures share a leadership quality the author calls The Merlin Factor’.

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Counterfeit Leadership

Counterfeit Leadership

Frank Sonnenberg September 16, 2011 0

“Counterfeit leaders” spend much of their time playing politics, protecting their turf, and promoting their self-interests. To make matters worse, counterfeit leaders, in both public and private sectors, often masquerade as positive role models.

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How Do You Develop Leaders? Practice, Practice, Practice

How Do You Develop Leaders? Practice, Practice, Practice

Wendy Capland August 31, 2011 0

Executive coaching is a popular development tool, and companies are increasingly investing in these individualized programs

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Four Ps: Developing Women for Leadership

Four Ps: Developing Women for Leadership

Alicia Rodriguez August 29, 2011 0

What are the essential elements for women who are rising to top levels in their organizations or who are starting their own business? Can we shift our mindset – from compromising who we are

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Results: Why Leaders Need to be Great Coaches

Results: Why Leaders Need to be Great Coaches

Kathleen Stinnett August 26, 2011 0

Organizations of every size are interested in increasing bench strength, improving succession planning and elevating performance of employees at all levels

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The Ironic Organization: Leadership in the Midst of Complexity, Uncertainty and Turbulence

The Ironic Organization: Leadership in the Midst of Complexity, Uncertainty and Turbulence

William Bergquist August 21, 2011 Comments Off on The Ironic Organization: Leadership in the Midst of Complexity, Uncertainty and Turbulence

In this essay, I wish to expand on both my work on postmodernism and on appreciation, by offering a summary of my own evolving perspective regarding what I have termed “The Ironic Organization.” I

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Integral Coaching as Servant Leadership

Integral Coaching as Servant Leadership

Lloyd Raines August 20, 2011 0

The essence of leadership, said Greenleaf, is the desire to serve one another and to serve something beyond ourselves, a higher purpose

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The Leading Edge of Business and the Future of Leadership Coaching

The Leading Edge of Business and the Future of Leadership Coaching

Lloyd Raines August 19, 2011 0

(excerpted from “Integral Leadership Coaching: A Partner in Sustainability” by Lloyd Raines, published March 2007, Integral Leadership Review.) How do coaches explore the moral dimensions Climate change is dramatically altering the way we understand

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The Visionary Leader in a Postmodern Organizational Context

The Visionary Leader in a Postmodern Organizational Context

William Bergquist August 11, 2011 0

When leadership is engaged in a postmodern setting, then leadership is exhibited when one furthers the vision created and embraced by other people in the organization—not just the stakeholders

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The Courageous Leader in a Postmodern Organizational Context

The Courageous Leader in a Postmodern Organizational Context

William Bergquist August 11, 2011 0

The premodern leader builds her credibility in part on the foundation of courage—and typically looks to an external enemy as the focus for engaging this courage (and more generally as a generator of energy

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