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FCC PUBLISHES GUIDANCE DOCUMENT ON ORGANISATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COACHING

Buyers and suppliers of coaching now have a comprehensive guide to help them define, articulate, purchase and deliver high calibre professional executive coaching in organisations. By Liz Hall Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC), a multi-stakeholder group comprising volunteers from corporates, professional bodies, academia, research bodies and Coaching at Work, has produced a guidance document setting […]

PASSMORE LAUNCHES EUROPE-WIDE COACHING STUDY

What is thought to be Europe’s largest and most ambitious coaching research project is underway, exploring attitudes to coaching and mentoring across the continent. The project, at Centre for Coaching & Behavioural Change, Henley Business School, UK, is led by Professor Jonathan Passmore, with support from EMCC, along with AC, ICF Global, APECS and ILM, […]

STURGEON WILL MENTOR YOUNG WOMAN FOR A YEAR

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched a competition to find a woman between 18 and 23 years old to mentor for a year. She’s also called on women in leadership roles to follow her example and become mentors too. “I’m determined to play my personal part by becoming a mentor and I would urge […]

ATHEISTS AS DOGMATIC AS BELIEVERS IN UNSAFE TIMES

By Liz Hall During times of uncertainty, atheists as well as strong religious believers have a tendency to cling to dogmatic beliefs to allay anxiety, yet increased dogma increases prejudice, suggests research. Previous research has shown that dogmatic beliefs of strong religious believers can allay fears during uncertain times. Researchers at Jagiellonian University in Poland […]

STRATEGIC USE OF STAR PLAYERS MARKS OUT TOP FIRMS

The best companies have roughly the same percentage of star players as the rest, but they work differently with talent, according to research by global management consulting firm Bain & Company. Bain performed organisational audits on 25 global companies, benchmarking their practices against those of best-in-class businesses. Bain also collaborated with the Economist Intelligence Unit […]

TJ AWARDS HONOUR SWAROVSKI’S GLOBAL MENTORING

Swarovski’s global mentoring programme has won two awards at the TJ 2016 Awards. The organisation and its partner The Conversation Space, picked up bronze awards in both the Best Coaching/Mentoring Programme and Best Commercial Programme categories. The programme, showcased at Coaching at Work’s annual conference last July, has gone from strength to strength since it […]

WOMEN TWICE AS LIKELY AS MEN TO DEVALUE WORK

Women tend to be more critical of their own performance than men and are more likely to be generous when it comes to rating that of others, according to research by business psychologist Psychological Consultancy Limited (PCL). PCL looked at data from more than 4,000 workers involved in 360-degree appraisals – with individuals rated for […]

CANADA: MENTORS CAN AID NEWCOMER IMMIGRANTS

Mentoring has much to offer newcomer immigrants, including helping them learn new skills; gain new self-knowledge; build performance and connect safely to their new community, suggests research by the University of New Brunswick in Canada. The study by Roxanne B Reeves of Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick, captures insights and offers guidelines for best […]

CIPD: HR MAY BE OVERSTATING OWN EMPLOYERS’ TALENTS

Many professionals fudge the facts to make their organisation look good, finds research by the CIPD. Hundreds of teachers and IT and HR professionals withhold or misrepresent the truth to cast their organisation in a good light. The report finds that HR professionals tend to identify more strongly with their employer than the wider profession, […]

IS REFLECTIVE PRACTICE A PATH TO INFINITE LEARNING?

British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology (BPS SGCP) conference, 9 December 2016, London Compared cheekily by one delegate to Morecambe and Wise, Professor Mary Watts and Dr Esther Cavett presented their work in progress in a double act that echoed the nature of the book they are writing together. Their presentation and forthcoming […]