Coaching Psychology from a Second Wave Positive Psychology Perspective with Strengthsbased Appreciative Coaching for Leaders.

Sims, Ceri M. (2019) Coaching Psychology from a Second Wave Positive Psychology Perspective with Strengthsbased Appreciative Coaching for Leaders. In: 9th International Congress of Coaching Psychology, 10 - 11 October 2019, London.

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Abstract

A central feature of positive psychology coaching is identifying and developing individual strengths (Linley, Woolston & Biswas-Diener, 2009; Peterson & Seligman, 2004; Snyder & Lopez, 2009). Although positive psychology coaching (PPC) has been shown to improve management effectiveness (Evers, Brouwers & Tomic, 2006) and productivity (Olivero, Bane & Kopelman, 1997) as well as increasing flourishing (Grant, 2007), limitations of PPC have been an avoidance of the ‘dark sides’ of people which have been shown to impede healthy interpersonal relationships, learning and growth (Nelson & Hogan, 2009). There is also evidence that leaders may already be playing to their strengths in excess to the detriment of their team, with these ‘lopsided’ leaders being at risk of derailing rather than bringing positive outcomes (Kaiser & Overfield, 2011). Thus, leaders in senior positions may need to learn to identify risks in overplaying their strengths, regulate them and even downplay them in certain situations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Keywords: Coaching Psychology, Second Wave Positive Psychology Perspective, Strengths based Appreciative Coaching, Leaders
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 13:53
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 13:53
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17984

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