July 16th, 2012 by cgraser under Leadership Development. No Comments.
Dr. Joyce Russell is an Executive Coach and one of the instructors in the Advanced Executive Coaching Program in the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Dr. Russell is the Vice Dean of the Business School, as well as the Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow and a Senior Executive Education Fellow. She writes a column for the Capital Business section of the Washington Post. This week’s column is very relevant to executive coaching: “What are you doing to keep learning“?
Dr. Russell developed the Executive Coaching Program for the EMBA program at The University of Maryland and at The University of Tennessee. As the Director of both Coaching programs, she has provided executive coaching for hundreds of executives over the past decades as well as selected and trained numerous executive coaches.
Since joining the UMD faculty, she has consistently been honored for being one of the outstanding (Top 15%) Teachers. She is also the only Smith School faculty that has been selected three times for the Allen J. Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence given for Outstanding Teaching among tenured, tenure-track, and teaching professors.
We are all looking forward to Dr. Russell’s module on February 7-8, 2013 on Selecting and Debriefing Assessments for Executive Coaching.
If you have questions for Dr. Russell about her course in February or about the Executive Coaching Program for EMBAs at UMD, please add your questions in the comments section.
June 27th, 2012 by cgraser under Uncategorized. No Comments.
Coaching Senior Teams is the third module in the Advanced Executive Coaching Program on November 8-9. We recently had a question from one of the students in the program about what the module will include. Dr. Paul Tesluk who will be teaching this session responded.
“We focus on senior leadership teams because (a) they set the direction and tone for the organization, (b) they often underperform in terms of how they function as a team, (c) many of the significant challenges that senior leaders experience are due to dysfunctions in the senior leadership team, and (d) the potential benefits to the organization through coaching can be dramatic. We will apply the latest frameworks on senior leadership team functioning and strategies for team development and coaching during this module as well as use a set of highly applicable team coaching frameworks and assessment and coaching tools. Although we focus on senior leadership teams, the frameworks and tools have a great deal of applicability to other teams as well (e.g., cross functional project teams, other management teams, etc).”
Please post a comment if you have additional questions about this module or others. We look forward to seeing you on September 13, 2012 for the first day of class. To apply to this Advanced Executive Coaching Program, please go to our website at www.rhsmith.umd/coaching.
March 21st, 2012 by cgraser under Uncategorized. No Comments.
The world is in turmoil over the very recent and tragic massacre of Afghan civilians by an American solder. As students of leadership, we ask ourselves if there was a failure of leadership and where? As students of human behavior, we ask if there was any way to detect the behaviors that led to this tragedy.
One of our instructors on the Global Challenges of Leadership in the Advanced Executive Coaching Program has written a thought provoking blog about the enormous responsibility of front-line leadership in combat situations. Joe Thomas is President and CEO of The Student-Leader Seminar, past Director of the John A. Lejeune Leadership Institute at Marine Corps University, and currently Endowed Chair of Leadership Education at the United States Naval Academy. From his blog, ” the secret lies with small unit leaders, NCOs and young officers charged with the most direct form of personal leadership.” To read the complete blog: http://www.studentleaderseminar.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Blog_Post_SSGT_Bales_in_Afghanistan.pdf.
March 16th, 2012 by cgraser under Questions. 2 Comments.
In the R. H. Smith School of Business, we are excited about this Advanced Executive Coaching Program that begins on May 17-18, 2012. As you review the curriculum for the six-month program, we are interested in what is important for you in each of these modules. What do you want to learn, what will help you most in your coaching, and what are you curious about?
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