East or West? Workers in Western countries are more likely to rate themselves as happy at work, more loyal to their employers and more productive compared to their counterparts in the East, according to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and Aruba. Based on the self-assessment of 1,865 employees, those in key Western markets, […]
Our Award winners Congratulations to this year’s Coaching at Work Award winners: Louise Buckle; Tatiana Bachkirova; Peter Hawkins; Bridget Farrands; Dee Cullen and Sarah Edwards; Sarah Gilbert, Michelle Lucas and Eve Turner (see page 26 for report). Big changes are learning opportunities Seeing major transitions as opportunities to develop and grow, rather than as […]
Coaching at Work’s LinkedIn group now has more than 34,000 members and is very active. Why not join us? http://linkd.in/XCvQjc –How do you coach a team member who makes mountains out of molehills, wondered Ngozi Penson (New Zealand)? Michael Haro (US) suggested simply listening until he gets near the top of the mountain. “When he […]
Higher levels of trust are needed in the current economic atmosphere of change and uncertainty, according to research by the University of Bath and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. “Trust fills the void,” said Professor Veronica Hope-Hailey, dean of the School of Management at the University of Bath, speaking at the CIPD’s L&D Show […]
What you’re saying online ‘Use of self’ as a key coaching skill. What does it mean to you? Liz Ford Dee Donnelly, Executive coach at DDC “I frequently remind myself that all the thoughts/feelings that occur during coaching sessions are a combination of my own and my client’s expressions. The trick is to understand […]
by Liz Hall Many employers are barking up the wrong tree in their initiatives to promote women’s career progression, suggests research. Despite an increase in women on boards, the number of women being promoted into executive roles to replace them has fallen and businesses are failing to take the right steps to resolve this imbalance, […]
The profession is divided about whether we need a chartered institute of coaching in the UK – our question on this in the annual Coaching at Work Readers’ Survey 2013 stirred up strong responses.
Forty per cent of respondents came out in favour of setting up an institute, 33 per cent were against and 27 per cent did not know.
Forming a chartered institute came third on the list of priorities for 2014 (24%), after becoming more aligned with business (36%), followed by evaluation/return on investment (33%).
Accreditation was down to number four (22%), with supervision and playing a stronger role in sustainability coming in joint fifth.
Meanwhile, a spin-off from the Coaching at Work-led Accreditation Forum, the Chartered Institute of Coaching sub-committee, has started exploring demand and viability for such an institute. Some coaching sponsors, including GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and News International, members of the forum, are keen to see one set up.
As the world mourned the death of Nelson Mandela on 5 December, we asked what inspired you and what we can learn from South Africa’s first black president. Mandela: What will his legacy mean to you? When I look at Mandela I see the face of my own father and I’m reminded of how far […]
Survey: 54% predict coach income boost The results are in for our Coaching at Work Readers’ Survey 2013, evoking strong feelings on subjects, such as chartered institute status – yet plenty of positivity, too. As we enter 2014, there do indeed seem to be green shoots of economic recovery appearing. This year, income in coaching […]
On 5 December, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president who led the peaceful transition from white-only rule, died aged 95. As the world mourned, we asked how Mandela inspired you and what you think we can learn from him. Below are reflections from leadership coach Rachel Ellison. (See also leadership coach Jackee Holder’s reflections […]
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