SEXISM SURVEY: WOMEN ‘STILL MAKING TEA’ AT WORK

Some 87 per cent of women believed they and their contemporaries have been passed over for promotion because of their gender, while 24 per cent claimed it was more difficult for them to gain recognition in their career, according to a survey of 2,000 women by Stylist Live (http://bit.ly/1WWrymh) Meanwhile, a fifth of women surveyed […]

26 PER CENT OF RISING STARS RISK CAREER DERAILMENT

More than a quarter of high-potential leaders have a high risk of derailing, particularly those who are not self-aware and who greatly over-state their abilities.   These leaders are six times more likely to be rated as a derailment risk than those with accurate self-awareness, suggests research. Some 26 per cent of executives identified by […]

MENTAL ILLNESS AT WORK TOPS 40% FOR SIXTH YEAR

Mental ill-health among workers has risen for the sixth year running. More than 40 per cent of 578 employers surveyed in the UK by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) report rising mental health issues. The main causes include heavy workloads, management style and difficult work relations, according to the CIPD’s Absence Management […]

MERRICK TO ‘DEEPEN ALLIANCES’ IN EMCC UK TENURE

By Liz Hall    The European Mentoring & Coaching Council UK’s (EMCC UK) new president, Lis Merrick, has set her sights on tackling confusion in the marketplace by building further on existing alliances between professional bodies. “I want to drive the EMCC UK’s energy towards deepening and broadening the alliances and partnerships between the different […]

‘30% CLUB’ MENTORS WOMEN INTO CORPORATE ROLES

By Liz Hall   More than 500 leaders from 44 organisations gathered in London on 15 September at the launch of this year’s cross-company mentoring scheme from the 30% Club. The 30% Club seeks to improve the rate at which women progress through the pipeline to the C-Suite (consisting of senior managers with the title […]

RIDLER REPORT: HOW DO BLUE CHIPS CHOOSE TO DELIVER THEIR COACHING?

What draws organisations to use internal or external coaching, and how committed are they to these? asks Clive Mann, in the first of a series of articles highlighting themes emerging from the 6th Ridler Report, illustrating innovation and best practice with case studies Some 73 per cent of the large organisations surveyed for the latest […]

THE OCM LAUNCHES THE ERIC PARSLOE SCHOLARSHIP

The annual Eric Parsloe Scholarship in Professional Coach-mentoring has been launched as a tribute to Eric, who has stepped down as OCM chairman due to failing health. The scholarship is aimed at individuals who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to access professional development in coach-mentoring and for whom this opportunity will provide a real lift […]

SECN TRAINS FACILITATORS TO AID SUPERVISION ACCESS

The South East Coaching & Mentoring Network (SECN) is celebrating the completion of training to become internal group supervision facilitators for 14 of its internal coaches. The SECN consists of Kent County Council in partnership with Kent Fire and Rescue Service and a number of smaller organisations, including HM Prisons Rochester and Maidstone and district […]

VIEWPOINT: HELP YOUR CLIENTS GET REAL

Our clients gain power when they find optimism to temper their pessimism. But take care to ground the former and use the latter to be pragmatic By Stephen Burt One of the most powerful things that we coaches can do with our clients is to help them engage with what is real in their lives. […]