Executive Coaching: Developing Managerial Wisdom in a World of Chaos
Richard Kilburg brings his many years of expertise in working with organizations in crises to this book on executive coaching. Kilburg demonstrates how managers untrained in interpersonal skills can, under pressure, allow the "shadow" side of their and their organization's personalities to undermine desired change and growth. In clear and engaging language, Executive Coaching helps consultants and managers understand the chaotic processes and psychodynamic problems that can influence executive behavior and performance.
This book emphasizes working with executives to help them develop wisdom as they learn from mistakes and grow in their roles. In elegantly written chapters rich with case illustrations, Kilburg reveals methods and techniques that were developed in clinical settings and that draw from chaos and complexity theory. Throughout, Kilburg takes up specific problems associated with managerial patterns of emotions, thoughts, defenses, and conflicts—and provides practical solutions. This is must-reading for all consultants and managers who wish to help executives develop wisdom and gain mastery over the chaotic, "shadow" side of individual and organizational life.