Research: radical coaching vs groupthink?

Collusion to preserve corporate ideology contributed to the credit crisis. Could critical coaching prevent such thinking, asks Dr Angélique du Toit, of the Coaching and Mentoring Unit at Sheffield Hallam University The notion of ‘groupthink’ is not new – we were first introduced to the concept by Janis (1972;1982). One of the major symptoms of […]

Research matters

How can clients contribute more? Coaches must let conversations find their path and help clients develop the skills to reflect on them, says David Clutterbuck, visiting professor, Coaching and Mentoring Research Unit, Sheffield Business School Inexperienced coaches often tend to feel they have to keep the conversation going, which puts them in the driving seat. […]

Right here, right now

How can we be fully present for our clients when so many coaching models focus on the past – or the future, asks Vivien Whitaker, visiting research fellow, Coaching & Mentoring Research Unit, Sheffield Business School Being truly present is crucial for effective coaching. Yet many coaching models tend to take us into the past, […]

RESEARCH ROUNDUP

Easy decision? Think again People often assume difficult decisions are more important than easy ones, according to research published in the Journal of Consumer Research. The paper looked at why people tend to take so long choosing everyday items, such as sandwiches. The researchers from the universities of Florida and Pennsylvania, said that we confuse […]

Research matters

I see where you’re coming from Should you trust your intuition? Watch out, say Lis Merrick, senior lecturer at Sheffield Business School and Paul Stokes, deputy director of the Coaching & Mentoring Research Unit at Sheffield Hallam University At the last European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) conference in Paris, we ran a session on […]

Research Matters

Watch out for prickly clients Why are clients resisting being challenged during coaching? And what strategies do they use, asks Paul Stokes, deputy director of the Coaching & Mentoring Research Unit at Sheffield Hallam University As part of my personal doctoral research, I have been looking at the role of the client in the process […]

Research matters – Why are ethics the right thing?

Coaches face moral decisions every day, yet within these dilemmas lies the path to coaching excellence. Janet Laffin and Stephanie Sturges, senior lecturers at Sheffield Hallam Business School, explain why Coaching ethics focuses on the principles and values that affect how we conduct ourselves and make decisions in our coaching. Ethical dilemmas are an everyday […]

Research matters – What do you think you’re doing?

Research matters – does it? Really? David Wagstaff, visiting fellow at the Centre for Individual and Organisational Development, Sheffield Business School, asks some searching questions The meaning of this column’s title bothers me. Does coaching research actually matter? If so, what, and more interestingly, how, should we go about it? Some see research as a […]

Research – The art of delaying it

David Megginson, emeritus professor of HRD at Sheffield Business School, turns to the self-regulating forum, LinkedIn, for perspectives on procrastination and how to address coaching around it I decided to write this column on procrastination and, funnily enough, found I was up against time in getting it out. So, I decided to use an alternative […]