November 2017 Chapter Meeting

When: 11/16/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Wadsworth Estate Carriage House, 200 S. Summit Ave., Charlotte NC 28208

As coaches, it is important to keep ourselves up to date on the research that affects our practices. Our November 16 meeting is a roundtable discussion of the state-of-the-art research conducted by our own members. Join us for a sneak peak at research that will be published in 2018 in our journals and trade magazines by Elizabeth Teagarden, Louise Korver, and Jim Troyer.

All three will discuss their research, summarized below, and will be available to take your questions.
Elizabeth Teagarden, president of The Teagarden Group
Executive Coaches' Opinions on Psychometric Test and Instrument Use in Coaching Engagements A Q-Methodological Inquiry

The use of psychometric instruments and assessments in coaching engagements is becoming standard practice. Many coaches who may not hold a coaching credential or related licensure (i.e., as a therapist) hold one or more certifications in psychometric tests, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the DISC, the WorkPlace Big Five, Hogan, or FIRO-B, and/or a 360 feedback instrument. Because coaching remains an unregulated profession, it is difficult to ascertain the extent of coaches' knowledge and expertise in using assessments. Coaches hold a variety of opinions, viewpoints, and beliefs as to the efficacy of test use. Study participants were asked to sort and rank opinion statements representing a range of viewpoints that executive coaches might hold regarding the use of psychometric tests and assessments in coaching engagements. The sorted statements were examined using a mixed methods approach that resulted in findings of similarity and difference of opinion.
Louise Korver, president of Global Executive Development Partners, LLC
Identity Construction and the Transformative Experiences in the Life of Global Leaders

Organizations are urgently seeking ways to identify and develop a pool of leaders ready to lead their global operations. This research examined the journey through which cognitive and emotional skills develop and has identified the expected antecedents of leadership ability, particularly those most helpful in navigating the complex process of multinational decision making involving people, cultures, and systems within an organization. This narrative inquiry provides a description of the most crucial experiences through which leaders develop the capabilities of executive success for leading multinational organizations. This study was situated in transformative learning theory with an emphasis on the transformative life experiences that affect identity, the identity literature within personality psychology, and the specialized field of global leadership within the management and leadership literatures.
Jim Troyer, I/O psychologist and owner of Reputational Resources
Predicting Meditation from Mindfulness, Procrastination, Job Engagement and Burnout: Avenues to Enhance the Job Demands and Resources Model
Stress is preventable, yet it is ubiquitous and a leading source of cognitive, emotional, and physiological problems ranging from anxiety and depression, to motivational and performance deficits. These symptoms impact organizational performance via absenteeism, medical claims, counterproductive workplace behaviors, and turnover. This study used a quantitative, nonexperimental strategy with two sample pools: U.S. residents who practice meditation and work as full-time managers, and a demographically matched sample of non-meditators. Participants answered questions about demographics and meditation, and took assessments of procrastination, engagement, burnout and mindfulness skills. The findings supported positive association between mindfulness skills, meditation, employee engagement, and negative associations with procrastination and burnout. These results may have important implications for employees and organizations in preventing stress and promoting motivation and well-being.

Please note: This meeting will be on the third Thursday because Thanksgiving falls on our normal meeting date.