MENTORING: POWER TO THE PEERS

In our latest column dedicated to mentoring, we look at group mentoring. Does it really exist, and if so, is it a useful learning intervention? By Lis Merrick   Opinion is very divided on whether group mentoring is the same as action learning. Indeed, there is, so far, almost no literature on group mentoring. So […]

REVIEWS

BOOK Coaching for Innovation: Tools and Techniques for Encouraging New Ideas in the Workplace Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele Palgrave Macmillan 978 11373 5325 2 4/5 stars This book is a comprehensive resource for managers who want to incorporate coaching techniques in order to encourage new ideas and bigger thinking in the workplace, and for […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: ARE COMPETENCIES ENOUGH?

As we try to identify good coaches and ensure some quality control, is it time to review our competencies, asks Dr Carmelina Lawton-Smith of Oxford Brookes University Business School How would you recognise a good coach? It’s a challenge that so many individuals and organisations wrestle with. Often the approach is based on little more […]

HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES ACQUIRES STRATEGY ADVISORS

Executive search and leadership consultancy Heidrick & Struggles has acquired Co Company, a London-based advisory boutique specialising in leadership services that accelerate organisational performance. Tracy R Wolstencroft, Heidrick & Struggles’ president and chief executive officer, said: “The addition of Co Company provides a premium leadership and organisational development capability with tools that can scale globally. […]