Strength-Based Leadership Coaching in Organizations: An Evidence-based Guide to Positive Leadership Development

  • 3h 19m
  • Doug MacKie
  • Kogan Page
  • 2016

Positive organizational psychology, with its focus on the identification and development of strengths, is a natural ally to executive development and leadership coaching. However, this approach is only just beginning to come to the attention of organizations and consequently, the research base for strength-based coaching is in its early stages of development. Strength-based Leadership Coaching in Organizations reviews strength-based approaches to positive leadership development and evaluates the evidence for their effectiveness, critically assesses their apparent distinctiveness, and considers how strengths can be reliably assessed and developed in their organizational context.

About the Author

Dr. Doug MacKie is a business psychologist and executive coach specializing in the assessment and development of executive capability within the top 100 companies both in UK and Australia. He has recently completed the largest controlled trial to date on the effects of strength-based coaching on transformational leadership behavior. His research was shortlisted for the BPS (British Psychological Society) Practitioner of the Year Award in 2013.

In this Book

  • An Introduction to Strength-Based Approaches in Organizations
  • Strengths Definitions and Models
  • Positive Leadership Theories
  • Strengths Identification and Assessment
  • Evidence for the Effectiveness of Positive Approaches to Leadership Development
  • Strengths Development
  • Coaching for Positive Leadership Development in Organizations
  • Using Strengthbased Approaches as a Leader or Manager
  • Using Strengthbased Approaches for Team Development
  • The Context and Limits of Strength-Based Leadership Coaching