Dsyfunctional leadership: a view from the professional coach

DOWNES, B. and KEEGAN, A., 2014. Dsyfunctional leadership: a view from the professional coach. In: 14th European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, 4-7 June 2014.

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Abstract

This exploratory study reviews definitions of the emerging concept of dysfunctional leadership and describes the incidence and type of dysfunctional behaviours which are raised within the context of 'one-to-one' coaching sessions. Following interviews conducted with experienced
coaches working as external providers, the study concludes that dysfunctional leadership behaviours appear frequently as the main theme in coaching discussions. The study finds that it is the core management behavioural competencies that are lacking in middle and senior managers, despite the increasing incidence of interventions which purport to develop leadership and management skills. It also finds that coaching delivered by external providers is an effective intervention to address the dysfunctional leadership behaviours, and that coaches use a variety
of strategies to support the coachee, the most effective being those that develop self-awareness in the coachee.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Downes, B. and Keegan, A.
Date: June 2014
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:35
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15910

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