Entries by Coaching at Work

TROUBLESHOOTER: CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Friction within a team of healthcare consultants is being felt throughout the organisation. Can a team coaching intervention help heal the rift? THE ISSUE Marcus, the HR director in a healthcare organisation, is keen to find an intervention to reduce conflict in a team of consultants. The conflict has built up over a number of […]

DIGGING FOR GOLD

Alison Hodge has a passion for learning, both for herself and her clients. It’s at the heart of everything she does as an award-winning coach supervisor. Liz Hall reports   Adventurous, playful and provocative, award-winning coach supervisor champion Alison Hodge has found learning gold in many ways, including on a group trek in Nepal, practising […]

COACHING TEAMS OF TEAMS

How do we apply what we’ve learned about coaching teams to coaching multiple, interdependent teams, to teams of teams? David Clutterbuck reports   Just as focusing on individual performance doesn’t necessarily lead to improved collective (team) performance, high performing teams don’t necessarily work together to deliver a high performing organisation. In his book, Team of Teams, retired […]

RESILIENCE: THE NEXT LAMPPOST

Ian Day, leadership coach and co-author of Challenging Coaching, describes the greatest challenge he’s had to face and what he learnt from it   What’s it like to be dead?” I was asked. Maybe this was real after all and not a bad dream, I thought. According to the British Heart Foundation there are more […]

MATCHING PAIRS

How can we improve the effectiveness of the coach-client matching process? Sophie Bruas shares lessons from a programme in Africa   Designing an effective coaching programme raises many questions about how best to match clients and coaches, such as how do you achieve best fit and what role does the coach’s qualification, gender and culture […]

TIME FOR BED

Poor sleep can have a serious effect on memory and decision-making – hardly a recipe for success in business. Coaches need to be prepared to give some clients the ‘wake up’ call they need, says Vicki Culpin   You may be shocked to hear that 17 hours of wakefulness can bring down a person’s level […]