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Contextual Coaching in Organizational Change or Seeing the Water We’re Swimming In!

M Taylor, J Westeinde International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2004

In this article, Taylor and Westeinde relate distinctive coaching approaches to an evolving landscape of demands for organizational change that continue to shape what we do as leadership coaches. Taking leadership (in contrast to custodial-oriented management) to be "the process of creating change to obtain results,"* the authors review key perspectives on leadership and organizational change as they have evolved over the past century. Taylor and Westeinde suggest that the resulting range of interpretations of "organization change" and "leadership" that co-exist in the postmodern workplace requires a paradigmatic literacy in leadership coaching. Their intent is to make a small contribution in that direction.

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