Embracing neuroscience will keep us credible

Conference roundup – British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Coaching Division inaugural conference, London, 17 June By Jane Campion Coaches will have no credence in the next 10 to 15 years unless they have real knowledge about how the brain works, warned Paul Brown. Brown, visiting professor, organisational neuroscience, at London South Bank University UK, […]

News in brief

Trust the boss, honest More than half (55%) of employees believe their line managers are open and honest, suggests the latest Employee Outlook survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Employees feel their managers are always/usually committed to their organisation (70%) and treat them fairly (69%). However, only 26 per cent say their […]

Grant Thornton moves from GROAN to GROW

By Liz Hall Internal coaching has helped Grant Thornton shift to GROW from what its head of development described as ‘GROAN’, improving its previously “very mixed” leadership capability. Joanne Long, head of development at the accountancy firm, said its coaching programme delivered with OCM has improved leaders’ interpersonal and coaching skills and reduced spend on […]

Mentoring – Be prepared

In the third in a series of columns dedicated to mentoring, we look at how to recruit mentors and mentees and how to prepare them for the programme. This issue: successful engagement Lis Merrick and Paul Stokes Your mentoring programme is in place. Now you must target participants and get training Last issue we looked […]

Show of support

More and more organisations are training managers and leaders in coaching skills. But manager-coaching isn’t simply cheap coaching, there must be alignment with the business plus training and support, says Georgina Fuller Eight out of ten (83 per cent) organisations use line managers to coach staff, according to a report published in June by the […]

Letter from Switzerland

Switzerland is culturally highly diverse. Coaching must adapt if it is to be understood and accepted Swiss Watcher Maren Donata Urschel After 12 years of living and working in London, I moved to Lugano (canton Ticino) in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland last year. It’s been a wonderful time, full of learning, discovery, meeting […]

How to… Retain talent through maternity leave

By Jennifer Liston-Smith Organisations are providing targeted coaching through the transition to motherhood. It will help retain talent, and support engagement and performance on their return. This family-friendly culture is one of the building blocks of female leadership development It’s increasingly recognised that gender-balanced boards make better decisions than single-gender management. Findings from Catalyst1 and […]

Devil in the detail

EMCC UK’s Coaching Agreement aims to create an industry standard legal contract between coaches and organisational clients that will reduce commercial risks. Mike Taylor explains Coaching and mentoring have developed through standards, accreditation and supervision, as well as the recent common code of ethics issued jointly by EMCC and ICF (see news, page 7). But […]