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Webinar: Using Assessments in Coaching: The Risks and the Benefits (Resource)

A well-chosen assessment can be an invaluable coaching tool, facilitating deep insight and exploration and inspiring eye-opening reflection. An assessment administered ineffectively, however, could send the wrong message – making a subject feel that they are being judged and evaluated rather than supported and encouraged....

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Psychometrics in Coaching: Using Psychological and Psychometric Tools for Development (2012)

With a growing demand for psychometric testing in the coaching profession, coaches and practicing managers alike need to understand the psychology underpinning these tests as well as how to select and apply them effectively....

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2017 February Coaching Report

This month we’re focused on leadership assessment.  Tom Peters, a famous management consultant and author, once said, “If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.”  Was he talking about leadership assessment?  No, but he could have been....

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Evidence of competency: exploring coach, coachee and expert evaluations of coaching

Competency-based coach training and assessment implies that coaching skills and effectiveness are closely related. But who is best placed to determine ‘effectiveness’?...

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A new approach to analyzing the Achilles' heel of multisource feedback programs: Can we really trust ratings of leaders at the group level of analysis?

This research addresses the Achilles’ heel of all multi-source leadership feedback programs regardless of whether they use 360°, 270°, or 180° ratings. Namely, should all feedback be universally aggregated by feedback groups and reported to respondents?...

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MasterClass: Moving Coaching Assessment to the 21st Century!

Coaching assessment can drive evidence-based practice by catching up to coaching’s evolving state. Coaching develops capabilities and effectiveness and maximizes the leader’s positive impact on organizational results. Historically, leadership coaching has remediated leaders’ attitudes, knowledge, skills, and practices....

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Podcast: VIA Character Strengths with Ryan Niemiec: Improving Well-being, Mindfulness, Leadership, and Teamwork,

IOC Founder Carol Kauffman interviews Ryan Niemiec, one of the leaders of the Positive Psychology movement.  He is the developer of the VIA Character Strengths and discusses them in action: Improving Well-being, Mindfulness, Leadership, and Teamwork .

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Leadership as social identity management: Introducing the Identity Leadership Inventory (ILI) to assess and validate a four-dimensional model

Although nearly two decades of research have provided support for the social identity approach to leadership most previous work has focused on leaders' identity prototypicality while neglecting the assessment of other equally important dimensions of social identity management....

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Situation-based measurement of the full range of leadership model - Development and validation of a situational judgment test

In response to calls for context-specificity in leadership research we developed and validated a Situational Judgment Test of the Full Range of Leadership Model (SJT-FRLM). Three consecutive studies were conducted following the typical steps of test development....

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