Entries by Coaching at Work

TOOLBOX: THE COACHING CULTURE READINESS BAROMETER

Readying the NHS for coaching What is it? The Coaching Culture Readiness Barometer was developed in response to a request from the NHS West Midlands to help trusts in its region develop their thinking about how to establish a coaching culture. The objective was to introduce people through a series of workshops to the principles […]

HOW TO… USE PSYCHOMETRICS IN COACHING

Psychometric questionnaires are used to increase self-awareness – something we, as coaches, strive for. They can also reveal the type of coach we will be. But which test is right for you?   By Jenny Rogers I guarantee that pressing questions for any newly qualified coach include, ‘What about psychometrics?’, ‘Do they really add value?’ and ‘What […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: LEADERSHIP TRANSITION COACHING IN THE NHS

Newly appointed senior NHS leaders must provide top-quality patient care within ever tightening budgetary constraints. Support is crucial if they are to succeed. Anne Gill and Dr Adrian Myers consider the contribution coaching can make The challenges confronting chief executives and senior leaders in the NHS are daunting even for the best and most experienced […]

MENTORING: TALK TO THE FACE

Lis Merrick considers the increasing trend in both virtual mentoring and delivering such programmes virtually In my early mentoring consultancy, it was usual for mentoring pairs to meet face-to-face and for preparation to be one or two days of face-to-face training for mentors and possibly mentees. Nowadays, about half of the mentoring programmes I work […]

BOOK REVIEWS

The Advanced Coaching Pocketbook Lynne Walley Management Pocketbooks 978 19066 1088 3 5 stars out of 5 The author’s new model, ‘SPACE’,* gives coaches a clear and comprehensive way to consider and reflect on their personal presence, their overall practice, and with their clients. The SPACE model is thorough and insightful, standing for: S = […]

IT’S A FUNNY OLD WORLD

Give us a smile Women smile more often and men frown more often, but this could be due to cultural expectations, suggests research. The study, A large-scale analysis of sex differences in facial expressions, published in PLOS One, builds on prior evidence suggesting women smile more often than men, but considers a greater variety of […]

UNSEEN FORCES – THE ORDERS OF SYSTEMIC CHANGE

Leading systemic coach Edward Rowland explains the “hidden architecture” in organisations and how leaders can work with it to create effective organisational cultures Working with leaders across the world for more than 17 years, supporting them to create sustainable and effective organisations, I have learned that achieving breakthrough coaching results requires skilfully navigating the client’s […]

FCC OFFERS DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR EXECUTIVE COACHING

By Liz Hall Buyers, sponsors and providers of executive coaching now have a comprehensive guide to help them define, articulate, purchase and deliver high-calibre interventions in organisations.  (FCC), a multi-stakeholder group comprising volunteers from corporates, professional bodies, academia, research bodies and Coaching at Work, has produced a guidance document setting out definitions, principles and practices for […]

COACHING AT WORK AWARDS 2017: HAVE YOUR SAY

We’re gearing up once again for the annual Coaching at Work awards and would love our readers to help us pull together our shortlist for contenders in the following categories: Coaching at Work Article of the Year Coaching/Mentoring Person of the Year (internal) Coaching/Mentoring Person of the Year (external) Coaching Supervision Award Please email your […]