The role and impact of executive coaching in the Maltese public sector

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Borg Ellul, Duncan and Wond, Tracey 2020. The role and impact of executive coaching in the Maltese public sector. International Journal of Public Leadership. 16 (2), pp. 145-173. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijpl-11-2019-0075
AuthorsBorg Ellul, Duncan and Wond, Tracey
Abstract

The present study aims to conduct a critical review of an existing set of practices within the Maltese public sector. This study is based on interpretivism (people-centred approach) embedded in a pragmatic research paradigm (the use of mixed methods). Misconceptions about the role and practice of executive coaching in Malta relates to the similar roles ascribed to mentoring, supervision, therapy, consultation, coaching, audit and watchdog under the misnomer of “coaching”. The main contribution of this research is to the community of professional practitioners as well as to the Maltese central government to improve managerial effectiveness in the Maltese public sector with several endorsed policy-level recommendations presented in the study. The results suggest a restructuring of a well-defined, structures, systems and dynamics within the Maltese public administration, the ability by senior management including senior public officers (SPOs) to recognise high-potential talents, the need to expand leadership capacity, the establishment of a professional coaching body and a national coaching network framework. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study that investigates the role and impact of executive coaching in the Maltese public sector using quantitative and qualitative empirical data.

Keywordstalent management, local government, public sector leadership, executive coaching
Year2020
JournalInternational Journal of Public Leadership
Journal citation16 (2), pp. 145-173
PublisherEmerald
ISSN2056-4929
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/ijpl-11-2019-0075
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624879
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hdl:10545/624879
Publication dates06 Apr 2020
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Deposited15 Jun 2020, 08:29
Accepted2020
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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