Entries by Coaching at Work

MOST STAFF FEEL EMPLOYERS DON’T LIVE UP TO IMAGE

Only 19% of employees globally believe how they experience their employer matches up to its portrayed brand image, suggests research from PR consultancy Weber Shandwick. Those employers who are more aligned in terms of their image and the reality of working there are more likely to offer training and resources, and treat all employees fairly […]

AI LEARNING HOW TO DISCRIMINATE

By Liz Hall As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more widely adopted, discrimination against some groups and individuals is set to become more common, warns a report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). Machine learning systems are already being used to make life-changing decisions such as which job applicants are hired and which prisoners are released […]

PERSONALITY REBOOT

A 10-week coaching programme designed to bring about changes in personality significantly increased participants’ extraversion and conscientiousness, and significantly decreased neuroticism, finds a study published in The International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 16(1), 2018. These changes were maintained three months after the intervention. http://bit.ly/2FRnmpg

MEYLER CAMPBELL

Meyler Campbell’s Unleashed leadership development programme has been awarded “Recognized Leader as Coach” status by the Association for Coaching. Meanwhile, Saverio Grazioli-Venier has joined the organisation’s faculty. An executive coach whose clients include FTSE 100 companies, athletes and actors, he is a founding fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard’s McLean Hospital.

STOP CHECKING ME OUT

A third (33%) of SME employers check employees’ social media even though 9 out of 10 of employees feel it’s intrusive. Some 81% of employers believe their staff’s online content can have a direct effect on the business’s brand, according to the report by Digimax, Social media at work: Digimax reveal the difference between employer […]

STUDY: ‘AFFECTIVE TRUST’ BOOSTS MENTOR LEARNING

By Liz Hall Mentee learning is enhanced by their personal bond with their mentor – the ‘affective trust’ in the relationship – and how much they perceive their organisation to be supporting them, suggests a paper by Stephen Bear from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In the paper, published in the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching […]

ASSESS SITUATIONS FOR THEIR EMOTIONAL IMPACT

Assessing and choosing situations according to their likely emotional impact is a better strategy to help emotionally sensitive people than in-the-moment emotion regulation strategies, suggests a paper published in Cognition and Emotion. “Situation selection provides an alternative strategy for individuals that does not rely on in-the-moment cognitive resources, and allows reactive and/or less competent individuals […]

LETTER FROM GREECE: BOATS, OLIVES AND VINES

Greece’s recent economic woes have overshadowed what is important and what is clutter. Coaching can help our people find meaning and empowerment Angelos Derlopas It’s rare to be asked how things are going in Greece nowadays. After the ‘drama tsunami’ that hit us around 2012, life has become quieter here. Now that we don’t make […]

REFLECTIONS: DROP THE ATTITUDE

How can coaching help end male leaders’ discrimination against female colleagues? A systemic stance may reveal deep and lasting change Lindsay Wittenberg Sadly, I’m finding it as common as ever to hear female clients talk of not being acknowledged or included by male colleagues in discussions and decision-making, being bypassed by people making a beeline […]

TALKING TEAMS: IS YOUR TEAM COACH-READY?

Georgina Woudstra seeks to stimulate thinking around the growing landscape of team coaching. This issue: two frameworks to gauge team readiness Imagine this scenario: you get a call from Sue, the HR director of a firm whose managing director has asked her to find a coach for his team. The team has 14 members, comprising […]