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The Leadership Coaching Sourcebook: A Guide to the Executive Coaching Literature by Gia A. DiRosa, Katherine Ely, Gina Hernaz-Broome, Lisa Boyce, Jonathan Nelson

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Section 3. Introduction of the Leadership Coaching Framework

Coaching is a complex social system in which many factors interact to impact the success of a coaching program. Systems theory (Katz & Kahn, 1978) provides us with a tool to examine such a complex system by allowing us to frame the key variables that work together to produce effective results. The three central components of an I-P-O model are the input or the external factors that enter the system, the process or the actions taken upon the input materials, and the output or the results of the process. The Leadership Coaching Framework (Boyce & Hernez-Broome, 2007; see Figure 1, p. 14) uses an I-P-O framework to frame the key issues relevant to executive coaching, including coach and ...

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