THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW

A coach training programme at international legal practice Osborne Clarke has produced both a cohort of internal coaches and a business support function that has led to improved talent retention and progression, an enhanced brand and reduced coaching costs. Guy Buckland reports   As an international legal practice, Osborne Clarke (OC) stands or falls by […]

BAD BEHAVIOUR

What are the new rules for engagement post #MeToo? Jonathan Passmore and Claire Collins share research on changing attitudes to relationships, and offer some pointers for a #UsAll coach world   The past year has seen a proliferation of news stories about inappropriate behaviour, sexual harassment and sexual assault. These have highlighted the fact that […]

STILL BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

How do coach supervisors respond to ethical dilemmas and tricky issues? In the last of this two-part series, Jonathan Passmore, Eve Turner and Marta Filipiak conclude their research   In the last issue we asked whether coaches and their supervisors could be equally culpable if they unwittingly collude with their clients against the wider interests […]

MILLENNIALS AT WORK

Millennials will form half of the global workforce by 2020. Understanding how to engage them is a must, but many employers are missing a trick when it comes to doing so through coaching and mentoring, suggests research. Carola Hieker and Harshada Topale report   Millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 2000, will form 50% […]

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 […]