RESEARCH MATTERS: LEADERSHIP TRANSITION COACHING IN THE NHS

Newly appointed senior NHS leaders must provide top-quality patient care within ever tightening budgetary constraints. Support is crucial if they are to succeed. Anne Gill and Dr Adrian Myers consider the contribution coaching can make The challenges confronting chief executives and senior leaders in the NHS are daunting even for the best and most experienced […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: THE FORGOTTEN CUSTODIANS

The benefits of mentoring and coaching have never been so widely accepted, but do we recognise and value the skills and knowledge of those who develop and operate our mentoring schemes and coaching programmes, and what do we know about mentoring scheme and coaching programme coordinators’ development needs? Dr Judie Gannon, examines the research and […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: COACHING WOMEN AT WORK

Claudia Filsinger, lecturer at Oxford Brookes Business School, Trudy Delamare and Christine Vitzthum, student researchers as part of the MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice at Oxford Brookes Business School, summarise recent research findings on coaching women at work   Organisations increasingly introduce gender diversity targets and coaching for female staff. This article reviews relevant […]

RESEARCH MATTERS – MAKING ETHICAL DECISIONS: AN EVALUATION AND A PROPOSITION

Dr Ioanna Iordanou of Oxford Brookes University Business School and author of Values and Ethics in Coaching, discusses the challenges of Codes of Ethics and proposes a systemic approach to an ethical coaching practice Over the past two decades, coaching has seen global exponential growth. Yet, unlike other relevant ‘helping’ professions, such as medicine, nursing, […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: COACHING IN THE UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Dr Ioanna Iordanou, senior lecturer HRM (Coaching and Mentoring), Oxford Brookes University, discusses the potential benefits of incorporating the study and practice of coaching in undergraduate business education The increasing cost – both financial and emotional – of a university degree has shifted higher education students’ priorities towards networking and personal branding. As a result, […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: HRM – THREE WAYS TO MAKE A STRATEGIC DIFFERENCE

How can coaching support business strategy? Examining the role human resource management (HRM) plays in organisations will help put coaching in context, says Adrian Myers, senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University   There are three ways in which human resource management (HRM) can support business strategy according to Torrington et al (2014): the “universalist”, “best […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: LEADERSHIP COACHING

Overcoming a deficit perception of leader development Dr Elaine Cox and Dr Mike McLaughlin assess if coaching can address the deficit model commonly used for leadership capability in order to provide more holistic development, delivering not only skills, but also bravery Traditional leadership development takes a variety of forms and is supported by a multiplicity […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: CAREER ADAPT-ABILITY

Rob Wood, of the University of Southampton and Claudia Filsinger, of Oxford Brookes University Business School, review the potential of an emerging career concept and its application in coaching practice By Rob Wood and Claudia Filsinger   The context of careers has been changing over the past decades. Economical, technological and social changes, such as […]