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EMPATHY AT WORK LEADS TO SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES

Creating an empathetic culture is good for business, suggests an index measuring empathy levels in large companies. The 2016 Global Empathy Index, published in the Harvard Business Review in December, was created by The Empathy Business, and looks at a company’s ethics, leadership, internal culture, brand perception and public messaging via social media. It focuses […]

BACP COACH THERAPISTS TO GAIN PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY

By Liz Hall A professional route for practitioners integrating coaching and therapy is now firmly underway under the umbrella of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). The BACP has agreed to a “bold strategic plan” developed by outgoing BACP Coaching chair Gill Fennings-Monkman and others.A professional route for practitioners integrating coaching and therapy […]

ILM: LEADERS NEED COACHING SKILLS POST-BREXIT

By Liz Hall In the wake of the EU referendum, businesses need to equip leaders with core skills, including coaching, according to the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). John Yates, group director, ILM, urged businesses not to “feel disheartened by the impending upheaval, but invigorated to shake things up, challenge the status quo and […]

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE COACHING CONVERSATION

True to her coaching philosophy that learning can be gained in all contexts, including in art galleries, leadership coach Rachel Ellison’s visit to the late artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s exhibition in London sparked insights for herself and others By Rachel Ellison MBE   What surrounds you in your office? A framed photograph, a decorative calendar, an […]

RESILIENCE FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

Juan Coto, leadership business coach and mental trainer for elite athletes, shares with us how resilience is the key to peak performance and a training framework to become more resilient Peak performance is a term traditionally used in the elite sporting arena which is used more and more in the business world. Peak performance is […]

COUNTDOWN TO BREXIT: MANAGERS READY FOR CHANGE

As the countdown to Brexit begins following UK prime minister Theresa May’s announcement that Article 50 will be invoked spring 2017, research shows senior managers expect organisational changes, but aren’t worried as they feel they’re getting better at managing change. However, senior managers recognise agility and responsiveness, and having the right learning and development, and […]

FOOTBALL FANS: WHEN TEAMS LOSE, WORK SUFFERS

Prompting a client to seek out challenges, and to ask for performance feedback from colleagues, can be very helpful. But for some, Monday may not be the best day to choose, particularly if they’re a football fan and their team has played badly. Researchers at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece revealed that the performance […]

BUILD IN PSYCHOLOGY TO IMPROVE DECISION-MAKING

An understanding of human psychology and how to overcome biases needs to be built into decision-making processes to enable politicians – and other leaders – to learn from their mistakes and make better decisions in the future. Recent political events, including the release of the Chilcot Inquiry into Iraq, Brexit and US presidential campaigns, have […]

ICF ADVANCE EVENT EXPLORES SCIENCE OF COACHING

More than 250 professionals from 18 countries joined positive psychology coaching expert Robert Biswas-Diener and others at an International Coach Federation (ICF) event in Arizona, US. ICF Advance 2016: Science of Coaching, was held in Tempe in September 2016, and explored the theories that underpin coaching and taking skills and knowledge to the next level. […]

CLIENTS’ PREFERRED LEARNING STYLES ARE ‘INEFFECTIVE’

Despite the lack of evidence that learning style influences performance, many coaches start a programme by exploring clients’ preferred method. A study suggests that learning style continues to be popular because when we learn through what we think is our preferred style, we feel we have learned more effectively, though we haven’t. Abby Knoll and […]