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HOW TO…COACH FOR RESILIENCE – part 2

In this three part series, Jenny Campbell explores how to coach for resilience. Part 2: Coaching for different levels of resilience   What’s your client’s resilience level? Is your coaching aligned to what they can actually take on, what they have capacity for? Resilience is about our capacity for change. It’s synergistic with wellbeing; you […]

TRIED & TESTED: THE HORNS OF THE DILEMMA

Eve Turner shares her ‘Halos and Horns’ model for exploring our practice and client systems systemically   The purpose of this tool is to look at our coaching, mentoring, supervision or consulting practice systemically, rather than considering individual elements, cases or clients. I devised it a few years ago, partly because I felt that some […]

MENTORING: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER

Lis Merrick explores how to design a mentoring programme for the front line in the humanitarian sector This is the fastest mentoring intervention I have ever turned around, but one that has given me some of the greatest satisfaction in my mentoring career. So what was the context? International humanitarian advisers (the ‘surge’ team) were […]

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   Don’t bother rewinding Immediately re-watching lecture videos is a poor strategy for learning, just as is re-reading, suggests research published in Experimental Psychology. Re-reading is known to be a poor […]

LINKLATERS INITIATIVE TO BOOST TALENTED BAME STAFF

Linklaters is piloting a talent development programme to support BAME staff in progressing their careers and to help the law firm understand and overcome any barriers to advancement. The nine-month programme will use behavioural sciences to increase engagement and empowerment through a series of workshops, coaching sessions and online resources. As part of Linklaters’ Diversity & […]

BUSINESSES COMMITTED TO PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Employers are prioritising professional development over the next two years. Research from the CIPD and LCP reveals that professional development is the top benefit employers plan to increase funding to over the next two years, followed by health and well-being. In the latest Reward Management report, 568 HR practitioners were surveyed about their organisation’s benefits […]

LEGAL & GENERAL INITIATIVE BOOSTS STAFF PROGRESS

Embedding coaching in Legal & General’s talent development programme has improved retention, employee engagement and performance. Legal & General created the Step Forward programme in response to a perceived lack of development opportunities for staff at lower grades. The programme, which focuses on supporting a coaching culture, has become embedded in the organisation and is […]

L&D BEST PLACED TO ‘OWN’ BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY

Learning & Development (L&D) departments are best placed to improve productivity – which 82% of business managers say is an organisational challenge and 96% say is an organisational priority for the coming year, according to research. More than three-quarters (85%) of business line managers believe L&D is best placed to take ownership for workforce productivity, […]

UK PROFESSIONALS: COACHING IS ‘CRITICAL’ TO SUCCESS

Coaching is integral to productivity and performance, with 84% of workers saying that coaching should be part of every business’s management and development programme, according to a survey of more than 1,000 UK professionals by City & Guilds Group. The survey asked professionals their thoughts and experiences of coaching in the workplace. Some 76% of employees […]