Coaching Banking Managers Through the Financial Crisis: Effects on Stress, Resilience, and Performance
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We conducted a study to test the effectiveness of an executive cognitive-behavioral coaching program in enhancing managerial stress resilience and performance during the financial recession. Our sample consisted of 59 middle and top-managers from an Italian multinational banking group. Results suggest that the program was effective in helping managers to improve their performance, manage their distress and depressed mood. We found that changes in irrational beliefs and rational beliefs after the program can function as mechanisms for both managing depressed mood and boosting managers’ performance levels.
KeywordsExecutive cognitive-behavioral coaching Financial recession Managerial distress and performance Rational and irrational cognitions
This work was supported by a grant awarded to Oana Gavita from the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNCS– UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4-1937.
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Authors have no potential conflict of interest pertaining to this submission to Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The research involved human participants and informed consent was obtained for participating in the study.
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