The delayed effect of leadership coaching | The Oxford Review

The delayed effect of leadership coaching

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Keywords: coaching, executive coaching, leadership, leadership coaching, learning, learning and development, punctuated equilibrium

Coaching is essentially a learning process aimed at transforming the coachees’ responses and thinking to issues. Like many learning events, often the learning outcomes tend to get measured either during or shortly after the learning takes place. What rarely gets looked at is the longer-term effects of that learning, or in this case coaching.

Coaching research is a relatively new field and there is a lot of space and unknowns to explore and understand about the effects and impact of coaching. One of the most contentious areas to develop over the short period of time research into coaching has been developing is how to measure and understand coaching outcomes and effectiveness.

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