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This paper explores the historical and current world of organizational coaching. Coaching is offered as a means of assistance to aid organizational leaders in effectively responding to the stressful external and internal demands associated with their positions or ones to which they aspire. Coaching is also discussed as a vehicle for improving individual and team performance as well as for actualizing a leader’s inherent potential. This work draws heavily upon current literature and practice in both the leadership and coaching fields. It also provides a review of relevant theory, contrasts the roles of leader and manager, defines executive coaching, and surveys its brief history. The paper concludes by noting important areas of linkage between leadership and coaching, specifies the potential benefits from developing a viable connection, and identifies some of the complex issues yet to be resolved.


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International Journal of Business & Social Research

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