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ICF: COACHING IS A ‘POWERFUL’ MANAGEMENT TOOL

Coaching is the most helpful activity in achieving the goals of change management initiatives, according to research. Addressing leadership style, strengths and blind spots; overcoming resistance; building resilience and change readiness, and finding processes and tools, are the most frequently cited reasons for using coaching activities for change management, according to a survey by the […]

EMPLOYERS MUST WORK HARDER TO EMBED DIVERSITY

Industry commentators warn that the UK Government’s measures to boost Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees’ career progression are set to fail unless employers choose to play ball, changing how they develop such staff, for example. The government’s moves include obliging employers to disclose their race pay gap statistics, the Race at Work Charter […]

CIPD FINDS 49% OF UK WORKERS WRONGLY SKILLED

There’s a widespread skills mismatch between employees and jobs in the UK, while Britain’s workers are trailing behind counterparts elsewhere when it comes to being creative. Almost half (49%) of UK workers are in jobs they are either under- or over-skilled for, according to the CIPD’s report Over-skilled and Underused: Investigating the Untapped Potential of […]

YOUGOV: 64% OF JOB CHOICES MOTIVATED BY MONEY

Salary then working hours are the top two factors people consider when thinking about a new job or career, suggests a survey of 2,000 adults, commissioned by the Oxford Open Learning Trust. The research carried out by YouGov finds that money is the biggest motivator behind career choice (64%), followed by working hours (55%), and […]

FEMALE LEADERS MATCH MALE TRAITS YET BIAS REMAINS

Emotional intelligence and personality traits of female and male leaders are the same but perceived differently, which can hold back the very women businesses are seeking as leaders, suggests research by people assessment specialists, Thomas International. Despite widespread stereotypes, female leaders are no more empathetic than male leaders, and male leaders are no more assertive […]

UK FIRMS FAILING TO TACKLE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

As more research highlights how widespread sexual harassment still is at work and how little many employers are doing to tackle this, the spotlight is on coaches to explore how they might help. Despite nearly 4 in 10 (37%) women having been sexually harassed at work in the past 12 months and the rise of […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, 4 JULY 2018 – COACHING AT WORK 2018 AWARDS: THE RESULTS ARE IN

The winners of this year’s Coaching at Work Awards are Tim Dench, Anne Hathaway, Eve Turner, Edna Murdoch and Louise Sheppard. The award results were announced by editor Liz Hall at a ceremony at the end of the annual Coaching at Work conference in London on 4 July. It was followed by a reception sponsored […]

ACAS STREAMLINES COACHING WITH LEAN APPROACH

by Nicole Berg Workplace relations training organisation, Acas, has boosted the number of managers holding quick coaching-style conversations, supporting its large-scale cultural transformation, thanks to partnering with Thrive Partners. Thrive Partners aims to democratise coaching and mentoring by making it happen easily and quickly – a Lean approach. It supported Acas to adopt a Lean […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 4 JULY 2018, LONDON, UK – COACHES MUST BECOME ‘AGENTS OF UNCERTAINTY’

Prof. Enesto Spinelli challenged the conference delegates to become agents of uncertainty in their coaching, embracing the fact that we are all inter-connected and thus nothing is certain. In his opening keynote Spinelli said, “Uncertainty doesn’t have to be negative, it can be energising as well as anxiety-producing. “Existentialism takes the view that uncertainty is […]