NEWS: Nelson Mandela

As the world mourned the death of Nelson Mandela on 5 December, we asked what inspired you and what we can learn from South Africa’s first black president. Mandela: What will his legacy mean to you? When I look at Mandela I see the face of my own father and I’m reminded of how far […]

NEWS: survey

Survey: 54% predict coach income boost The results are in for our Coaching at Work Readers’ Survey 2013, evoking strong feelings on subjects, such as chartered institute status – yet plenty of positivity, too. As we enter 2014, there do indeed seem to be green shoots of economic recovery appearing. This year, income in coaching […]

David Megginson, EMCC Ambassador, shares his experience of the 21st EMCC conference in Athens

David Megginson, EMCC Ambassador, shares his experience of the 21st EMCC conference in Athens 21-23 November 2013, Athens It was good to be at a conference at the beating heart of European civilisation, and close to the home of the protagonist of mentoring’s foundation story. The EMCC Greece team welcomed and guided us socially and […]

Researchers debunk sided brain bias

  Are you right-brained – creative, thoughtful and subjective? Or left-brained – logical, detail-orientated and analytical? However you answer this, you are wrong, apparently. Neuroscientists from the University of Utah in the US have debunked the myth that some people use the right side of their brain more and others the left. The two-year study […]

Change study reveals depth of influence of coaching

One of the first studies to look at coaching effectiveness in times of organisational change shows it enhances solution-focused thinking, the ability to deal with change, leadership self-efficacy and resilience, and the attainment of goals relevant to the organisation’s mission. The study, by Anthony Grant, associate professor and director at the Coaching Psychology Unit at […]

Women on top

Being mentored, being involved in critical job assignments and networking with senior decision makers are bigger factors in getting women promoted than HR processes, suggests research.   Women themselves believe objective HR processes are the most important thing, followed by supportive supervision and career planning, according to research from Kenexa High Performance Institute among 1,000 […]