Executive Coaching as a Transfer of Training Tool: Effects on Productivity in a Public Agency

  title={Executive Coaching as a Transfer of Training Tool: Effects on Productivity in a Public Agency},
  author={Gerald Olivero and K. Denise Bane and Richard E. Kopelman},
  journal={Public Personnel Management},
  pages={461 - 469}
This action research is the first reported attempt to examine the effects of executive coaching in a public sector municipal agency. Thirty-one managers underwent a conventional managerial training program, which was followed by eight weeks of one-on-one executive coaching. Training increased productivity by 22.4 percent. The coaching, which included: goal setting, collaborative problem solving, practice, feedback, supervisory involvement, evaluation of end-results, and a public presentation… 

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