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Female executives have gained the requisite experience, have the education, and are ready to be identified, promoted and developed for the senior-most leadership roles in these organizations. This study sought to provide empirical evidence regarding the outcome of an executive coaching program on the organizational performance of female executives. The next section, Methodology, provided a detailed accounting of the research process, the rationale for choices made with respect to the research design, sampling
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56 methodology, the population selected, and instrumentation all of the elements necessary which would serve future researchers in duplicating this study. In addition to those elements previously listed, the following elements were addressed: the need for a pilot test and validity, the way data was collected, and the procedures for data analysis. The chapter begins by restating the purpose of the study.
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57 CHAPTER III METHODOLOGY Restatement of the Purpose of the Study The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of an executive coaching program, as a specific leadership development modality, on the organizational performance of female executives, to determine if the new knowledge, skills and abilities learned led to their further promotability. The rationale for the specific focus on the development of female executives is twofold as well: firstly, research is presented which evidences that a singular focus on developing females leads to improvements in organizational performance as measured in financial outcomes. Secondly, there exists a large body of work in the leadership arena which suggests that increasingly, the types of skills most needed by today‟s global organizations are the skills most closely associated as those which women typically possess. Many studies in the literature have focused on mentoring, a specific leadership development modality, its‟ effectiveness of mentoring, and its impact on the career development of women. Much has been written about this topic. This begs a new question, however, as to what new leadership development modalities are being developed and implemented which focus on the development and promotion of women into these senior executive positions. This study sought to fill the leadership gap by providing a two-pronged solution: one, a focus on the leadership development of women through the specific use of executive coaching, and measuring the impact of this leadership development modality on their organizational performance.
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58 Research Design This research was a mixed-methods study. The researcher created a cross- sectional survey design for this study. In a cross-sectional survey design, data is collected at one point in time (Creswell, 2005). The data collected provides a snapshot of a particular group at a specific point in time. In this study, the researcher arrived after the female executives had received or participated in an executive coaching experience. The
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