An archive of articles on all topics of coaching and mentoring. You can search for your topic by using the search box on the left.

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% […]

TOOLBOX: ROAD TEST – HOW ARE YOU IN YOURSELF?

We road test JCA Global’s The Feelings Wheel   What is it? As part of its toolkit of resources for accredited practitioners in Emotional Intelligence (EI), people development and business psychology consultancy, JCA Global, part of PSI, a global workplace solutions provider, embraced the theory of emotion experts Robert Plutchik and James Russell to develop […]

HOW TO… COACH FOR RESILIENCE

In this three-part series, Jenny Campbell explores how to coach for resilience. Part 1: The principles of resilience coaching   Employees need to be resilient. I’ve always found the insights from the Resilience Engine’s resilience research1 transformative in my leadership coaching. But there’s another side to resilience. Employees are under massive pressure to perform. Many […]

MENTORING: LISTEN WITH CONFIDENCE

Lis Merrick explores the mentor’s confidence and how to develop it   Mentors should feel self-assurance and confidence in their role. However, there is also a balance between healthy confidence as a mentor and those mentors who spend most of the mentoring session talking about themselves.   How does low confidence arise? Some mentors feels […]

IT’S A FUNNY OLD WORLD

In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there   Schadenfreude based on fear Deep-rooted fears around survival, including concerns about social identity and fairness, can lead us to see others as less than human and experience schadenfreude (joy at […]

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 […]