The following research studies provide a cross-section of perspectives on culture, leadership and coaching.
The research paper Fight, Flight or Face It (PDF) cites the common causes as well as the cost of of conflict at work, and it suggests hands-on ways to turn conflict into opportunity.
In Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Human Change Management: Herding Cats paper (PDF), the team shows how the human element is overlooked time and again in change initiatives.
The results of a Gallup Organization study (PDF) of 1,000 managers in 200 organizations indicated that the most engaged workplaces were 38% more likely to have above-average productivity and 27% more likely to report higher profitability.
An excerpt from Richard Barrett on his upcoming book, The New Leadership Agenda (PDF, 2009) shows the great shift that wants to happen in leadership.
A study (Schlosser, Steinbrenner, Kumata and Hunt) (PDF) published in the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations reports on the authors' efforts to develop a meaningful methodology for the study of return on investment broadly construed, of executive coaching.
In Cultural Capital: A Fundamental Driver of Financial Performance (PDF, 2009) Richard Barrett presents a clear link between strong adaptive cultures and superior financial performance.
The Harvard Business Review article What can Coaches do for you? (PDF) points to the confusion coaching as a professional field is experiencing, and provides some clarification and insights.
The Coaching Conundrum 2009 Global Report (PDF) from Blessingwhite shows how expectations are high but accountability is low in creating a coaching culture within organizations.
An Ivey Business Journal report (PDF, 2006) on the benefits of executive coaching cites the following intangible benefits as described by the Executives in the study. They identified five primary benefits of coaching: continuous one-on-one attention; expanded thinking through dialogue with a curious outsider; increased self-awareness, including blind spots; personal accountability for development; and just-in-time learning.