Cross-Cultural Coaching

Towards a positive cross-cultural lexicography: Enriching our emotional landscape through 216 ‘untranslatable’ words pertaining to well-being

Although much attention has been paid to culture-specific psychopathologies, there have been no comparable attempts to chart positive mental states that may be particular to certain cultures....

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Are there unique leadership models in Asia? Exploring uncharted territory

Our goal for this special issue on “Asian Models of Leadership” as we set out in our call for papers was “to bring together empirical work carried out by a very diverse group of scholars and provide directions for advancing the field in new and interesting ways.” We set out to explore a number of questions and issues associated with a b...

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Spring issue 2015: International perspectives on coaching

A happy new year to our readers and contributors, and welcome to this first issue in 2015 of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice.

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Global Coaching: An Integrated Approach for Long-Lasting Results

Book review of Global Coaching: An Integrated Approach for Long-Lasting Results

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On becoming a leader in Asia and America: Empirical evidence from women managers

In concordance with recent calls for cross-cultural leadership research as well as research on women leaders, this study investigated how women in Asia and the U.S. become leaders and how they enact their leadership. In-depth interviews with 76 mid- to upper-level female managers in Asia (China, India, Singapore) and the U.S. were conducted....

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When do subordinates commit to their supervisors? Different effects of perceived supervisor integrity and support on Chinese and American employees

While subordinates' commitment to the supervisor is highly desirable, the routes to achieve this might vary in different cultures....

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Adding dynamics to a static theory: How leader traits evolve and how they are expressed

Leader's traits evolve over time and are expressed differently under different situations. To capture both the evolution and expression of leader traits, we propose a dynamic model. We argue that the evolution of traits consists of changes in intensity and nature....

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‘It’s up to you’: Experimentally manipulated autonomy support for prosocial behavior improves well-being in two cultures over six weeks

Previous research has demonstrated a strong link between prosocial behavior – particularly autonomous prosocial behavior – and well-being. Little is known, however, about whether and how autonomy might be boosted in the context of everyday kindnesses....

Character strengths in 75 nations: An update

This study represents an extension of Park, Peterson, and Seligman, who found substantial convergence across 54 nations and all 50 US states in the self-report of character strengths. Though their overall sample was substantial, some countries were represented by as few as 20 cases....

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Leadership as social identity management: Introducing the Identity Leadership Inventory (ILI) to assess and validate a four-dimensional model

Although nearly two decades of research have provided support for the social identity approach to leadership most previous work has focused on leaders' identity prototypicality while neglecting the assessment of other equally important dimensions of social identity management....