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coaching on their individual performance as well. This study sought to lessen the existing gap in the literature by providing evidence of the efficacy of this specific leadership modality. To date, there have been too few empirical studies which provided evidence of the efficacy of executive coaching as a specific leadership development modality. This study increased the knowledge base of executive coaching for HR and Learning and Development professionals, as well as educators. Lastly, an important outcome of this research study was that it sought to increase the organizational credibility of the HR and Learning and Development professionals who are chartered with the design, implementation and measurement of these leadership development programs. In this study, organizational credibility pertained to the
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26 perception that one‟s leadership development programs are reliable and trustworthy, and that they produced a measureable impact on organizational performance. To accomplish this, HRD professionals must speak the language of business; they should understand the organization‟s strategy and business model in order to know how to best measure the impact of leadership development programs (Spitzer, 2005). Further, improving one‟s ability t o speak the economic language of ROI propels these HR professionals to being considered as strategic value-add business partners, gaining respect from one‟s peers, superiors and others. Results obtained from leadership development programs should seek to measure the elements most critical for business success. Learning effectiveness is measured by producing desired results, which means a measured improvement in organizational performance is obtained. Definition of Terms For the purpose and use in this research study, the following terms were operationalized by the subsequent definitions: Baby boomers: individuals born between 1946 and 1964 (Horrigan, 2004). This definition is operationalized in this study. Executive Coaching: A practical, goal-focused form of personal one-on-one learning for busy executives; it may be used to improve performance of executive behavior, enhance a career or prevent derailment, and work through organizational issues or change initiatives (Hall, Otazo, and Hollenbeck, 1999, p. 40). In this study, executive coaching is operationalized as the process of a one-on-one, individualized learning process used to impact organizational performance, and increase individual effectiveness.
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27 Human Resource Development (HRD): A process of developing and unleashing human expertise through organization development and personnel training and development for the purpose of improving performance (Armstrong, 2006, p. 133). This definition is operationalized in this study. Human Resource Management (HRM): A strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization‟s most valued assets - the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of its objectives (Armstrong, 2006, p. 3). This definition is operationalized in this study.
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