On Becoming a Leadership Coach: A Holistic Approach to Coaching Excellence
Edited by Christine Wahl, Clarice Scriber, and Beth Bloomfield
This book focuses on coaching leaders in the context of the organizational systems within which they lead, drawing on the curriculum of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program, one of the premier coach training programs in the world and the only one with this particular focus.
This coaching anthology includes a chapter by Lloyd Raines, "Coaching and Leading as Stewards for Sustainability" (Chapter 17, page 139-148)
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Integral Leadership Coaching: A Partner in Sustainability
Never before have coaches been faced with such a wide-open field of conversations directly relevant to the effectiveness of leaders and the stakeholders they serve. As the business world's center of gravity moves from a traditional financial focus to one that includes environmental and social stewardship, leadership coaches now are able to scale curiosity and connections between the personal and global levels. Follow the links below to download the pdf articles.
(These articles are excerpted from “Integral Leadership Coaching: A Partner in Sustainability,” published in March 2007, Integral Leadership Review)
Case Study: The Hidden World of Executive Angst
This is an abbreviated case study to illustrate how a leader engaged in an integral process to strengthen his relationship with himself and others, while improving his self-awareness and capacity for self-correction in the moment. (download pdf article)
Case Study: When Anger Gets in the Way
This is an abbreviated case study to illustrate how an integral approach can enhance the effectiveness of coaching for authenticity and, in turn, performance improvement, especially around the issue of anger awareness and management. (download pdf article)
Case Study: Facilitating Team Harmony
Sometimes one person's personal transitions can impact others dramatically, having surprising impact on interpersonal relations and team effectiveness. The following case study is an example of how an integral approach to the situation helped remedy a deteriorating pattern of behaviors and outcomes in a team setting. (download pdf article)
A Guidebook to Integral Development
At various points in our private and professional lives, we recognize a need or desire to improve some aspect of our well-being and effectiveness. This recognition may be the result of self-reflection or a pattern of feedback from others suggesting a need to focus attention and energy on some aspect of “how we are who we are.”
In A Guidebook To Integral Development, you will learn how to create a more intentional, full-bodied, and whole-hearted way of leading your life. That process involves two basic steps. The first is to raise your awareness about four domains of intelligence: the physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual. The second is to adopt practices that increase desired behaviors and the results they bring from this newly expanded awareness.
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Archetypes and Leadership Coaching
The ways we understand and experience archetypes relate to our own culture and subculture – how we recognize and come to know the various universal names for what initially felt like our own private, unique experiences. (download pdf article)
Looking Both Ways Through Senge's Five Windows
The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook , edited by Peter Senge et al., provides a simple, coherent structure and a wealth of material for coaching leaders in building a learning organization. Each of the five disciplines is like a strategically located window that peers outward and inward, surfacing vital data for the coaching process. Building on issues leaders find most pressing, coaches identify the relevant discipline and eventually engage the five disciplines from that point of entry. One discipline naturally opens to others, and the coherence of the process unfolds. In addition to Fieldbook information, tools, and exercises, coaches can easily modify or integrate complementary materials from other coaching models. (download pdf article)
A Response to Fernando Flores and “The Power of Words” article in FastCompany, January 1999
"In the January 1999 issue of FastCompany magazine, one of the main stories was about Fernando Flores, an icon in the coaching world. With anticipation and excitement I approached the article, eager to learn more about how he uses the power of words, and particularly Speech Acts, in service to the transformation of people and organizations. I soon found it to be a story that would take me for an unexpected review of my values and beliefs—about people and coaching ..." (download pdf article)