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Executive leader coaching as a strategic activity

Lee Smith (Founder of Dallas‐based CoachWorks International)
Jeannine Sandstrom (Founder of Dallas‐based CoachWorks International)

Strategy & Leadership

ISSN: 1087-8572

Article publication date: 1 June 1999



This article explores the strategic validity of executive leader coaching. The authors offer the definition of executive coaching and the distinguishing factors of this professional industry and present three primary strategic interventions that executive coaches make in upgrading the performance of leaders, executive teams, and the organization as a whole. Included are the strategies of developing leaders, implementing strategic plans, and the attraction, retention, and development of human talent in the organization. The authors quote leaders in the field of coaching as well as business leaders whom they have coached.



Smith, L. and Sandstrom, J. (1999), "Executive leader coaching as a strategic activity", Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 27 No. 6, pp. 33-36.




Copyright © 1999, MCB UP Limited

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