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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: UNDO YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS

Take a moment to think about ‘Leader’. What comes to mind? A heroic leader leading a charge into battle? A thought leader launching new ideas and new connections between ideas? A spiritual leader bringing their sense of life, community wisdom, meaning, connection to ‘the greater’? Maybe a business leader, or political leader or community leader […]

REFLECTIONS: INCONVENIENT TRUTHS

Why are we so reluctant to face uncomfortable facts? Maybe we should look past conformity and constructively challenge the norm in ourselves and others Lindsay Wittenberg When you get to know an organisation because you’ve had a few coaching assignments with them, you begin to notice themes and patterns in behaviours and attitudes. My attention […]

TALKING TEAMS: DIVERGENT THINKING

Team coaches must enquire in order to be practitioners of transformative enquiry, suggests Allard de Jong, Georgina Woudstra’s guest writer this issue   Please allow me to suggest another way of speaking about what we do as team coaches. Not because I’m naïve enough to think that I will change the way a billion dollar […]

TROUBLESHOOTER: TAKE TIME TO COOL OFF

An executive needs his team to ‘switch off’ after work, to reduce stress and thus increase productivity. Could virtual coaching help in this busy organisation? The issue John, a CEO at an engineering firm, wants to understand how virtual coaching could help him and his workforce develop a greater sense of well-being by improving personal effectiveness […]

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 […]