RESEARCH MATTERS: USING COACHING FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION

How could coaching help executives handle workplace conflict? Sarah Hughes and Claudia Filsinger-Mohun discuss relevant literature and the findings of Sarah’s recent action research study   Workplace conflict is common and can have substantial negative effects, both for individuals and organisations (Dijkstra et al, 2012). High levels of relationship conflict are associated with lower morale, lower […]

RESEARCH MATTERS – SAFE SPACE: CREATING A SENSE OF SAFETY FOR THE CLIENT

Giedre Lesmaityte and Adrian Myers discuss ‘safe space’ in coaching sessions and how it’s created Have you ever experienced a coaching session, where, despite the impressive credentials and experience of the coach, you were reluctant to talk openly about your concerns? We explored this using ‘Conceptual Encounter’ (De Rivera, 1981) methodology with six coaching clients. […]

RESEARCH MATTERS – COACHING TALENT: THE CHALLENGE OF HIGH POTENTIALS

What are the challenges for coaches in talent development coaching? Dr Alison Rose and Professor Tatiana Bachkirova discuss the result of Alison’s doctoral study conducted at the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University   On the face of it, coaching ‘high potentials’ is a perfect assignment for coaches. These talented […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: TEAM COACHING – TRIALS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Dr Judie Gannon and Sue Fontannaz from the International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University reflect on the academic and practitioner debates around team coaching While team coaching continues to receive more attention in the practitioner media, the empirical evidence for this area of coaching remains relatively thin. Team coaching is […]