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  • The chemistry between coach and coachee

    In our own coaching practices, or in our coaching relationships with others, there is a persistent quest to strike up the right chemistry between coach and coachee. A significant body of academic work has promoted the importance of coaching relationships being coachee-centric - that is, coaching should work on the principle that it is the coachee's development that should ultimately guide the coaching process and experience. However, there still remains a need for coaches to present and conduct themselves as competent professionals with the required skillset and expertise to assist and develop the coachee in a way that they could not achieve on their own.
  • Coaching feedback and self awareness

    Attitudinal and behavioral changes on the part of a coachee are often thought to be the hallmarks of a successful coaching intervention. Two useful proxies for determining these kinds of changes are receptiveness to feedback on the part of the coachee and the development of a coachee's level of self-awareness. A recently published Israeli study of executive coaching, based on a sample of 200 participants (including executives and coaches), sought to establish what characteristics in both the coachee themselves and the nature of the coaching relationship in question were positively related to both receptiveness to feedback and self-awareness on the part of the coachee.
  • Chris Laszlo new faculty executive director of Fowler Center

    As one of the originators of the concept of sustainable value, Laszlo, PhD, professor of organizational behavior, brings a wealth of experience and passion to his role in the Fowler Center.
  • Earth Day 46 years later? Businesses are friends with the earth

    Businesses and environmental concerns used to be oxymorons. Now, most companies realize that caring for the earth helps grow business, attract employees and win customers.
  • Q&A with Diana Bilimoria

    Crain's Cleveland Business sat down with Diana Bilimoria, PhD, KeyBank Professor, chair and professor of organizational behavior, to learn about her research and why companies should do a better job at developing women for leadership roles.
  • Leading for well being

    The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit is a lead convener of "Leading for Well-Being." Discover the community of learning that is working together to create an economy and society in service to life.
  • The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains

    Research by a team from Babson College and Case Western Reserve University, including Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Organizational Behavior Richard Boyatzis, PhD, found the more empathetic the person, the more likely he or she is religious. The study also asserts that many people who have faith are not as smart as others, while atheists are most closely aligned with psychopaths.
  • Rajesh Tandon, PhD '78

    Tandon was awarded the Nehru Literacy Award by the Indian Adult Education Association. Instituted in 1968, the award commemorates Jawaharlal Nehru's distinguished services to the cause of reason and enlightenment.