ICF: COACHING IS A ‘POWERFUL’ MANAGEMENT TOOL

Coaching is the most helpful activity in achieving the goals of change management initiatives, according to research. Addressing leadership style, strengths and blind spots; overcoming resistance; building resilience and change readiness, and finding processes and tools, are the most frequently cited reasons for using coaching activities for change management, according to a survey by the […]

EMPLOYERS MUST WORK HARDER TO EMBED DIVERSITY

Industry commentators warn that the UK Government’s measures to boost Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees’ career progression are set to fail unless employers choose to play ball, changing how they develop such staff, for example. The government’s moves include obliging employers to disclose their race pay gap statistics, the Race at Work Charter […]

CIPD FINDS 49% OF UK WORKERS WRONGLY SKILLED

There’s a widespread skills mismatch between employees and jobs in the UK, while Britain’s workers are trailing behind counterparts elsewhere when it comes to being creative. Almost half (49%) of UK workers are in jobs they are either under- or over-skilled for, according to the CIPD’s report Over-skilled and Underused: Investigating the Untapped Potential of […]

FEMALE LEADERS MATCH MALE TRAITS YET BIAS REMAINS

Emotional intelligence and personality traits of female and male leaders are the same but perceived differently, which can hold back the very women businesses are seeking as leaders, suggests research by people assessment specialists, Thomas International. Despite widespread stereotypes, female leaders are no more empathetic than male leaders, and male leaders are no more assertive […]

TALKING TEAMS: PRODUCTIVE PATTERNS

To achieve team psychological safety, organisations must influence not only how people work, but how they work together, argues Georgina Woudstra   Teams are the building blocks of organisations. They have the potential to be more innovative, to find the best solutions, to discover mistakes faster and to make better decisions than any one member […]