Entries by Coaching at Work

TROUBLESHOOTER: READY TO DIVE IN?

A team coach faces a familiar situation and needs to decide whether the team is ready to be coached. Given the facts, would you coach them? The Issue You have been invited to meet the human resource director (HRD) of a FTSE 250 insurance business. You have a very close working relationship with her having […]

THE EXTRA MILE

Is the team you’re coaching dysfunctional? Or is it an ‘extra-dependent team’? And if so, how do you coach it? David Kesby reports   Extra-Dependent Teams define a phenomenon that I first tentatively identified more than 12 years ago when I was still relatively new to coaching, yet had plenty of experience managing and developing […]

KEY INFLUENCER: SUPERVISION SPECIAL REPORT

We need more good supervisors, argues Erik de Haan. Why? Because it’s special work that it’s a privilege to be involved in. It throws a light on deep-set, often confidential, problems and helps brings solutions to the fore.   The more I do this ‘executive coaching’ work, the more I realise how precious and effective […]

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND: SUPERVISION SPECIAL REPORT

How do coach supervisors respond to ethical dilemmas and tricky issues? In this two-part series, Jonathan Passmore, Eve Turner and Marta Filipiak report on their research The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind”: songwriter Bob Dylan’s famous lines suggested it’s not hard to do the right thing. Too often people ignore the obvious, because […]

LOCKED-IN LEARNING: SUPERVISION SPECIAL REPORT

Struggling to meet the requirements for coach accreditation or feel you’ve lost your edge? Clare Norman reports on a ‘lock-in’ weekend retreat she’s developed to boost CPD   Does the following describe where you’re at? It’s been some time since you attended your original coach training. You fear you’ve lost your razor sharpness, but you […]

WELL PRESERVED

It’s coming up to ‘bletting’ season – a process of softening fruits such as medlars. It’s a process Jane Steward is very familiar with, having moved from banking to executive coaching to jam making. But she still makes Time to Think. Rachel Ellison MBE reports   In some traditions, it’s said you shouldn’t cook if […]

MENTORING: ARE WE SO DIFFERENT?

When training internal coaches and mentors, clients regularly ask me: What would you expect to cover in each curriculum? And can you use the same content for both roles? There are overlaps, so you can use the same content for parts of the coach and mentor preparation. However, there are also differences. Similarities In my […]