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  • Executive Coaching from the Executive’s Perspective

    This article was originally published in its entirety in Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, Vol. 57, No 4, Fall 2005, and was voted via peer-review as First Runner Up for Most Outstanding CPJ Article in 2005. The original article also appears in Kilburg and Diedrich’s (eds.) book, The Wisdom of Coaching: Essential Papers in Consulting Psychology for a World of Change(2007).

    Abstract    This article provides a glimpse of what executive coaching is for those at the top-most position in an organization as experienced and defined by them. Seven top management executives shared their views and perspectives regarding executive coaching. Each CEO and/or President was interviewed separately by the author in a manner that was informal, conversational, and guided by eleven pre-constructed questions. A number of shared themes emerged for defining coaching at the top-most levels of an organization, and several distinct thoughts were raised for ensuring meaningful and tangible outcomes from the coaching experience. [read more...]
     

  • Does Psychological Assessment of Candidates Really Result in More Good Hires?  An Outcome Study
This study was commissioned by the Executive Management Team of a $400 million multi-national manufacturing company and conducted by its internal corporate HR Department. Within the bounds of a Confidentiality Agreement, authorship and publishing rights were granted to Dr. John H. Stevens, Jr.

Executive Summary   To find out if psychologically assessing candidates for key positions resulted in more “good hires”, all 187 executive, managerial, and professional level people hired during a twelve-year period were scored against internally defined “good hire” criteria by company managers. The scores were then compared to the psychological assessment results gathered as part of the pre-hire candidate review process.  [read more…]
 

 

 

 

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