Edelstein Group specializes in the selection and development of executives. We are a founder of one-to-one executive coaching as described in "A Model for Executive Development" published in 1993 in Human Resource Planning. Our coaching-based executive development program has been cited in several books and articles, most recently in the Winter 1999 issue of Organizational Dynamics, in Developing Leaders by Jay A. Conger ( 1999 ), and in Evolving Practices in Human Resource Management by Allen Kraut ( 1999 ). To date, over 2, 000 executives have completed our executive coaching program in over 50 companies around the world. Our capabilities range from helping a company assess or develop a single executive to developing an integrated executive assessment, selection and development system.A focus on the development of managers and executives - all of our processes, whether they be for assessment or selection, are geared to accelerate the development of the executive so as to be able to produce superior results.Principals of the firm possess a blend of organizational behavior and business knowledge - we view the executive's development and performance challenges through the lens of the business.Strategic partnerships: we forge strategic partnerships with our clients. HR/OD touchpoints are embedded in our executive coaching and assessment programs. We believe that for executive development programs to be effective they must enjoy the support of key groups and must be integrated into the company's processes and systems.Quality model: a comprehensive model of both executive coaching and executive development. Our model takes into account the requirements for executive learning, and our methods have been tested and validated by two outcome studies with large client systems.Quality instruments: we utilize a validated and normed 360 survey instrument ( Management Factors Survey ), which combines quantitative and qualitative feedback, to drive our coaching-based executive development program. The qualitative feedback is all important in capturing the executive's attention and properly focusing Development Plan.