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Title Transformative effects of a postmodern group-based leadership coaching programme
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Degree Level doctoral
University/Publisher University of South Africa
Abstract The postmodern organisation and its leaders are faced with relentless turbulence and change and a compelling economic drive for success. The recent exponential rise in the popularity of coaching can be ascribed to the business need for the development of leadership bench-strength. Appreciative inquiry (AI) claims to be a source of untapped strength for organisations in the postmodern world and a source of sustainable solutions and genesis for energy. However, the scarcity of evidence of coaching linked to a postmodern stance, incorporating AI principles, as well as using group-based coaching methods, provided an opportunity for this study to respond to the challenges and contribute to the theory and practice of leadership coaching in the organisational setting by investigating the transformative effects of a postmodern group-based leadership coaching programme (LCP) on leaders’ personal and professional perspectives. The premises suggest that postmodern group-based coaching is a practical and cost-effective methodology in multi-cultural international organisations. Furthermore, postmodern coaching in groups can transform the personal and professional perspectives of leaders, specifically in transforming future plans, goal-directedness, confidence, resilience, hope, subjective well-being and empowerment as a leader, as well as broadening life outlooks. Key transformative themes were identified: self-knowledge, appreciation of others, broader vision, self-control and work-life integration. This applied study has made a valuable contribution to the body of research in the area of postmodern and group-based coaching. Replication of the study in other industries, setting and with different levels of leadership, training of postmodern coaches and robust follow-up coaching were identified as opportunities for further exploration.
Subjects/Keywords Postmodern coaching; Coaching psychology; Appreciative inquiry; Transformative learning; Frame of reference; perspective transformation; Positive psychology; Strengths; Positive organisational behaviour; Confidence; Hope; Resilience; Subjective well-being
Contributors Geldenhuys, Dirk (advisor)
Language en
Country of Publication za
Record ID handle:10500/13049
Repository unisa-za
Date Retrieved
Date Indexed 2020-07-20

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