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ERIC Number: EJ794301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
An Examination of a Skills-Based Leadership Coaching Course in an MBA Program
Butler, Deborah; Johnson, Lisa; Forbes, Benjamin
Journal of Education for Business, v83 n4 p227-232 Mar-Apr 2008
For many years, educators have tried to modify master of business administration (MBA) curricula to better prepare students for professional careers. Success in this endeavor may require educators to focus on a well-defined set of business-relevant skills. In this study, the authors examined the impact of a skillsbased course on leadership coaching. Students who had completed an MBA-level coaching course responded to a survey that asked them to rank the extent to which learning occurred on the skills objectives of the course. They also reported on their use of the techniques beyond the classroom. The results strongly supported this approach as an effective way to prepare professional business leaders. Appended are: (1) Situations in Which Respondents Used Skills to Their Advantage in a Personal or Work Setting; and (2) Stories About a Coaching Dialogue. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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