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Volume XII • Issue 27 • 2006 (Already published)
(Regular issue)
Coaching Between Psychoanalysis and Problem Solving
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Title :  A word of introduction
Author(s) :  Alex, Mucchielli; Frank, Bournois ; Christian, Bourion
Abstract :  no abstract
Pages :  7 - 7
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0007
Type :  Introduction
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Title :  editorial
Author(s) :  Vincent, Lenhardt
Abstract :  no abstract
Pages :  8 - 12
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0008
Type :  Editorial
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Title :  Coaching, between psychoanalysis and Problem Solving
Author(s) :  Sybille, Persson
Abstract :  The reflection process proposed in this dossier takes into account a practice, coaching, as it is being established in professional organizations. This practice is becoming more and more explicit, notably through the voice of professional federations and consultants, but it also calls for a questioning of its implicit underpinnings through research in the human and social sciences, notably management....
Pages :  13 - 20
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0013
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Business coaching ; a professionnal process for its development in industries
Author(s) :  Agnès, Joussellin ; Pierre, Vienot
Abstract :  Due to important cultural and organisational changes and new working representations, the needs for coaching are nowadays increasing. Then, Industries feel more and more responsible for the development of coaching policies. They define organisations, ethic, and agrement processes for acceptance of external or internal coachs. These policies lead to an optimum and specific development of coaching, relationship and confidence being essential for its implementation in a business context.
Keywords:  agreement, business coaching, coaching, industries, internal, coaching, management
Pages :  21 - 37
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0021
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  The coaching process: an UFO
Author(s) :  Héloïse, Cloët
Abstract :  The federative coaching definitions – We may quote the Société Française de Coaching’s: “coaching deals with accompanying people or teams for the development of their skills and their know-how within the scope of professional objectives” – are rather abstract and dull. They conceal the multiple approaches to coaching. Indeed, coaching is a practice which takes on the most varied forms and which is even considered an UFO – an uninstitutionalized formal occurrence or even an unidentified formal omnipresence. Therefore, the varied approaches to coaching are yet to be explored. The results from that exploration will draw the attention of prescribers, as well as people in charge of selecting coaches in companies and coaches themselves and their trainees, who are anxious to work with individuals that share a minimum of their conception of the process. Besides, these results allow to elicit the context for the coaching rapid expansion and practice from the mental representations that are made by its contracting parties and thus they establish a link between coaching and more extensive socio-economic phenomena and trends.
Keywords:  autonomy, coaching, evaluation, help, mental representation, mental health, personal development, professional relationship, responsibility
Pages :  38 - 62
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0038
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Coaching references. Bibliometric analysis of the francophone coaching literature
Author(s) :  Sybille, Persson
Abstract :  Amongst the numerous existing mentoring models that have been developed, it seems that coaching has largely been spreading within companies and has become more than just a new management trend. Yet, specific researches on coaching are just beginning to be carried out by the scientific management community, while practioners have been amply lecturing on the issue. In order to obtain a stabilised material, we have focused the following research on a textual corpus made up of 44 books on coaching published in French between 1992 and 2003. A bibliometric analysis based on the references found in the works has led to the identification of seven coaching key reference families.
Keywords:  bibliometric analysis, coaching, organisational behaviour, managerial literature
Pages :  63 - 89
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0063
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Effectiveness coaching
Author(s) :  Didier, Hauvette
Abstract :  Whatever their job or their position may be, all the persons having responsibilities on their shoulders have to face frequently strained relationships. Their emotional reactions and those of their interlocutors have a great importance in those difficulties. They can also bring large frustration, disallowing them to fully use their capacities. The aim of this process is to help managers and professionals in understanding what they and others go through and therefore allow them to act differently. How? By associating three complementary methods : understanding reactions due to stress, developing self confidence and improving knowledge concerning emotional efficiency. Participants realise with surprise and satisfaction they can achieve their goals far more easily, with less stress and an unsuspected gainful relationship.
Keywords:  business, coaching, efficiency, emotions, potential talent, stress
Pages :  90 - 104
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0090
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  The management constellations, a systemic solution oriented coaching tool
Author(s) :  Chantal, Motto
Abstract :  Organisational or Management Constellations, tool for individual or team Coaching, is solution oriented. Principles are based on putting distance between problem, person, function, spatial representation of the system created by an issue or a case. Positive results are mainly due to the information contained into the system being freed up and to the ‘step by step’ process allowing hypothesis suggesting, testing and validating. The whole process is dedicated to customer solution finding. This article presents how Organisational or Management Constellations work, how to process them and some forms and how they apply.
Keywords:  constellation, organisation, systemic, spatial positioning, reconfiguration, solution
Pages :  105 - 121
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0105
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Codes of conduct for the coach's self coaching. Determination by the critical incident method
Author(s) :  Christian, Bourion
Abstract :  In the following article, we will present 25 behaviour standards defined from the analysis of 1105 situations collected trough a management observatory, amongst which 171 situations describing a critical event have been extracted. Performance and respect are part of the standards proposed in this grounded approach, providing Proximity management – a new emerging type of management – with an incipient status of actionable and transferable scientific knowledge.
Keywords:  learning, behaviour standards, leadership, errors, schedule, critical events, proximity management, professional relationship, self-respect
Pages :  122 - 138
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0122
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Supporting entrepreneurs through coaching
Author(s) :  Josée, Audet ; Paul, Couteret
Abstract :  Various support measures to assist entrepreneurs in the management of their firm are now available. However, most of these measures are meant to provide quick solutions to technical problems rather than to develop the entrepreneur’s skills and abilities. Entrepreneurial coaching thus appears as a promising avenue to fill this void. The paper describes the specificities of entrepreneurial coaching and tries to uncover the factors that are likely to contribute to the success of such a relationship, through a case study analysis of 6 coaching relationships.
Keywords:  coaching, SME, support, measures, entrepreneur, learning
Pages :  139 - 157
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0139
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Shared Vision Approaches
Author(s) :  Pierre, Barrere
Abstract :  The various missions undertaken by the author in SMEs and in large groups have led to five observations: the difficulty on the part of managers in getting away from the purely quantitative, rational and matrix-based; the difficulty in giving humans their place, their full place, on a day-to-day basis; the difficulty in getting away from managerial precepts concerning environmental, competitive and sometimes organisational determinism; the difficulties that organisations have in really accepting change and then going with it; and lastly, the need to manage by sense, values and a clear vision. With this mind, three interventions focussing on shared vision or vision in action were proposed. This is a means to accompany change by positioning the individual and his or her inter-relational transactions. This article is explanatory and presents the tried and tested methods already used. It is intended to be optimistic about the ability to place trust in people, as responsible persons, in order to achieve an effective and operational outcome. This optimism extends to the ability of organisations to forge their own way ahead, to transform, without remaining in the stranglehold of external constraints.
Keywords:  trust, commitment, openness, process, sense
Pages :  158 - 175
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0158
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Title :  Is coaching revealing and introducing new ways of social regulation within companies? Field study analysis and practice feedback
Author(s) :  Philippe, Vernazobres
Abstract :  This article situates the practice of coaching within companies in the processes of social regulation, which solicit the individual and personality more and more, exploited in terms of competence. Based on a survey concerning companies from CAC 40 as well as a case taken from our practice, we have put forward the aims of the recommended coaching, directed towards the social control and the mediation between the individual and the organisation. The coaches can however, in assuming these reality elements, not renounce the human objectives, indeed humanist aspects of their practices.
Keywords:  coaching, mediation, social control, social regulation
Pages :  176 - 199
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0176
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Title :  Coaching or integral transparency
Author(s) :  Baptiste, Rappin
Abstract :  This article aims at emphazing the conceptual and practical categories that we can find in coaching. So we will show: that the desire for autonomy hides a new principle of servitude; that the myth of control is a further step leading to the world disenchanting; that coaching belongs to an utilitarian way of thinking; that, consequently, it takes part in the spreading of the managerial ideology to the present-day society.
Keywords:  coaching, managerial ideology, myth of control, utilitarism, voluntary servitude
Pages :  200 - 218
DOI :  10.3917/rips.027.0200
Type :  Research paper
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