Who coaches and how do they coach? The interactive effects of coaching agents and coaching styles on social enterprise sustainability

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2016

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TitleThe 6th World Business Ethics Forum
LocationHong Kong Baptist University
PlaceHong Kong
Period11 - 13 December 2016

Abstract

Coaching, an important and effective managerial activity for employee learning and development, has attracted increasing attention and endorsement from human resources scholars and practitioners (Bartlett & Ghoshal, 2002), and as a means of mentoring new economic entrepreneurs (St. Jean & Audet, 2012). Global companies such as Motorola increasingly expect their managers to coach their subordinates to enhance talent growth and development (Latham, Almost, Mann, & Moore, 2005). Traditionally, a coach has been perceived as typically working in an organizational setting and is the individual “who works with others to develop and implement strategies to improve their performance” (Sue-Chan & Latham, 2004, p. 261). Despite its efficacy in increasing the performance of individuals within an organizational setting, coaching as a management practice to enhance performance in other domains is relatively unexamined. In this article, we contend that coaching may be a valuable and effective management resource that social entrepreneurs can call upon to enhance their enterprises’ growth, development, and sustainability.

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Who coaches and how do they coach? The interactive effects of coaching agents and coaching styles on social enterprise sustainability. / CHEN Xiao, ; SUE-CHAN, Christina.

2016. Paper presented at The 6th World Business Ethics Forum, Hong Kong.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)peer-review