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 […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: ARE COMPETENCIES ENOUGH?

As we try to identify good coaches and ensure some quality control, is it time to review our competencies, asks Dr Carmelina Lawton-Smith of Oxford Brookes University Business School How would you recognise a good coach? It’s a challenge that so many individuals and organisations wrestle with. Often the approach is based on little more […]

HOW ARE WE ALL DOING?

How does coaching work? Dr Adrian Myers, senior lecturer, faculty of business, Oxford Brookes University, examines ways we can look at the process and how we separate the web of causes and effects Coaches gain a sense of the benefits of coaching whether expressed in the changes of one client or at a broader organisational […]

DO WE COACH THE NUANCES?

In the latest in our series of columns looking at coaching and mentoring-related research, Lis Merrick explores whether the gender of our clients is relevant in the coaching dialogue – and whether we should we coach to it Social science research, popular myths, fairy tales, films and any number of psychological studies suggest men and […]

THE STATE OF ‘PRESENCE’

Being present is the magic ingredient in all coaching conversations, and mindfulness practice can further develop it. In fact, there are so many overlaps that it’s sometimes hard to distinguish between the two concepts, says Roland Spencer, associate lecturer at the Sheffield Business School Anyone actively and passionately involved with coaching and mentoring will have […]