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NEW LEADERS NEED BETTER ONBOARDING SUPPORT

EMCC 24th annual conference, Amsterdam, 11-13 April 2018 Executives and organisations are underestimating the challenges inherent in leadership transitions and are failing to prepare and plan enough for these, warned Tim Bright. “Sink or swim leadership transitions are not good enough,” said Turkey-based Bright in his session on onboarding: Coaching for the first 90 days […]

ERSHAD FRAMEWORK DEVELOPED FOR ISLAMIC CULTURE

EMCC 24th annual conference, Amsterdam, 11-13 April 2018 The GROW model is not fully fit for purpose in the Islamic world because of its focus on goals and because it’s not sufficiently focused on creating the right partnership conditions at the outset. These were among the conclusions of Kuwait-based Raja’a Allaho and London-based Christian van […]

BUSINESSES STILL NOT EMBRACING DIVERSITY AT WORK

EMCC 24th annual conference, amsterdam, 11-13 April 2018 By Liz Hall Businesses aren’t making the most of diversity because they view it through a limited collection of lenses, such as demographics, aren’t focusing on inclusivity enough and are failing to address conscious bias, suggested David Ringwood and Maria Brown. Despite many organisations becoming more diverse […]

TECH MODELS WILL TURN INDUSTRY ‘UPSIDE DOWN’

EMCC 24TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, AMSTERDAM, 11-13 APRIL 2018 In the next decade, we will need new organisational and work models as technology dissolves most of work as we know it, said Ruud Rikhof. Too many models are based on how things were – including hierarchy – rather than how they are: inter-connected. Increasingly, work will […]

UPDATED GLOBAL CODE OF ETHICS GAINS NEW BODIES

The Global Code of Ethics for Coaches, Mentors and Supervisors has been updated and three additional professional associations have signed up, boosting the global nature and reach of the Code. The UK’s Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision, the Associazione Italiana Coach Professionisti and the University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute have now signed […]

PRESS RELEASE – COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018 – For immediate release 29 JUNE 2018

    This year’s Coaching at Work annual conference has the theme of creativity and innovation, which are much needed in our profession and in these challenging times. The conference brings together stimulating, respected and world-class speakers including Ernesto Spinelli, Louise Buckle, Maria Symeon, Lis Merrick, Thrive Partners, Rachel Ellison MBE, Louise Sheppard, Graham Lee, […]

EMPLOYERS ARE CONFIDENT APPRENTICE LEVY INVESTMENT WILL PAY OFF, SAYS SURVEY

With April marking a year since the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced, a survey of members from the People 1st Apprenticeship Network (made up of over 250 levy-paying employers in the hospitality, retail, travel, tourism and aviation sectors), set out to explore what progress they are making in implementing the changes and whether they are coming […]

SHERPA: LIFE COACHES SEE SHARP FALL IN EARNINGS

Hourly rates for executive and business coaches have risen since 2015, as have their annual earnings, but hourly rates for life or personal coaches have remained unchanged for three years, and their annual earnings are sharply down over the last two years (see box), according to the 13th annual Sherpa Executive Coaching Survey of around […]

MUSIC TO LEARN BY? SWITCH OFF AND IMPROVE RESULTS

If you’re planning to make your coaching session groovier with some background music, think again, suggests an article in The Guardian arguing that listening to music hinders learning. The article cites research from Cardiff Metropolitan University showing students who revised in quiet environments performed more than 60% better in an exam than peers who revised […]

FEMALE AND MALE BOSSES SHARE PERSONALITY TRAITS

By Liz Hall Female and male leaders share the same ‘classically masculine’ personality traits, suggests a paper published in Journal of Vocational Behavior. A research team led by Bart Wille at the University of Antwerp accessed comprehensive personality tests taken by nearly 600 top-level executives (including 143 female bosses) and more than 52,000 non-executives (including […]