Entries by Coaching at Work

EMCC: COACHING ETHICS ARE STILL FAR FROM PERFECT

The coaching profession still has a long way to go when it comes to ethics, highlights a large-scale Europe-wide study. The State of Play in European Coaching & Mentoring was commissioned by the EMCC and sponsored by Henley Centre for Coaching. Some 2,791 participants were included, from 45 European countries. The research was undertaken by […]

CIPD: CIVIL SERVICE STRENGTHS FOCUS IS ‘A BIG SHIFT’

Focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses is more likely to boost performance, according to research from the CIPD. The findings of the research with the UK Civil Service won’t come as a surprise to advocates of a strengths-based approach, but as Jonny Gifford, senior research adviser for organisational behaviour at the CIPD, said, “The strengths-based […]

SHOULD WE EMBRACE OR RESIST OUR DIGITAL FUTURE?

The replacement of many coaches, commoditisation of coaching and loss of the ‘human touch’ are some potential downsides of adoption of new technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), according to a group of prominent industry thinkers and contributors surveyed by Coaching at Work. By Liz Hall   The predictions come as more research highlights the widespread […]

LET’S ADD REAL VALUE TO UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCES

Last November saw Manchester Metropolitan University host the 4th EMCC in Education conference and the first to be dedicated to higher education. By Jafar Akhavan-Moossavi The conference, Creating an inspirational experience for university students and staff, on 1 November opened with three vignettes highlighting the positive impact of coaching and mentoring on students at different […]

TOP COACH TO LAUNCH UK SCHOOL SPORT STANDARDS

National standards in UK children’s sports coaching are now in sight, thanks to the success of a pilot training programme for primary school sports coaches. By Molly Hall The child-centred TOP Coach programme was developed by charity Youth Sport Trust and UK Coaching in response to the need to increase physical activity in young children […]

NEWS RESEARCH: A VISION OF THINGS TO COME

As we move into 2018, we asked prominent industry leaders and thinkers to share what they think lies ahead. Part 1: trends and challenges in the coaching space for individual practitioners and organisations By Liz Hall Continued uncertainty, supply of coaches exceeding demand, an even greater need for flexibility and creativity, more demand for team […]

BOOK REVIEW: COACHING FOR PERFORMANCE

Coaching for Performance: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership (25th anniversary edition) Sir John Whitmore Nicholas Brealey Publishing 978 14736 5812 7 5 out of 5 stars The 25th anniversary edition of the late John Whitmore’s Coaching for Performance confirms its position as the indispensable bible for coaches. Globally we’re witnessing the coaching […]

VIEWPOINT: THE LIMITS OF COMPETENCE

Following on from other contributions on the topic of competence, Bob Garvey argues for a return to the values of humanism   Discourses are employed in order to shape social contexts. Coaching, located within a business context, is influenced by that context and the main discourse of business management is the ‘rational pragmatic’ (Garvey & […]

REFLECTIONS: JUST BEING

While measurables are vital in the coaching contract, most coaching clients simply want to find the measure of themselves. But aren’t both connected? By Lindsay Wittenberg Coaching objectives. Measurables. Performance. Effectiveness. These concepts – so core to coaching, and so important as a means for coaching clients and organisations to measure the return on their […]

LETTERS

Like Kahlo, be the best you In late October 2017, I spent 10 days in New Mexico, the US and visited Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu where Georgia O’Keeffe painted (see Rachel Ellison’s review, vol 12, issue 1), a photographic exhibition of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and the gallery of Native American painter Daniel B Ramirez’s […]