Gallop’s work in this field is exceptional, offering one of the most well-researched and accessible bodies of information about how to tap effectively into our innate talents and gifts in appreciating and developing our capacity for real strength – for individuals, teams and leaders.
• Strengths Based Leadership
The integrated leadership framework developed by Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams is a definitive body of work that offers leaders a path to breakthrough performance and extraordinary business results. It’s grounded in some of the most comprehensive leadership research that’s ever been done, as well as five decades of best practice in leadership theory and practice. Here’s a link to their book, and The Leadership Circle work they continue to inspire:
• Mastering Leadership
• The Leadership Circle
The International Coaching Federation is the professional body that accredits coach training providers and certifies coaching professionals.
• ICF International Coach Federation
ICF commissions extensive research, including the ROI and benefits of coaching. Here are the highlights of a recent study on the benefits of coaching conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers for ICF.
• Benefits of Using a Coach
If you’re contemplating leadership coaching, and wondering if it’s right for you, here’s a very brief note from me to give you food for thought, as well as a simple set of questions to gauge your readiness.
The research highlighting the links between mindfulness and leadership effectiveness is comprehensive and compelling. There are also many rich sources of information about the field, and how to tap into it for more effective leadership practices. Here are just a few worth considering:
• Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain
• Mindful – Taking Time for What Matters
• Institute for Mindful Leadership
If you’re interested in learning more about leadership development coaching or facilitation, or scheduling a consultation, let me know and we’ll go from there.