LEADERSHIP CIRCLES AT SOUTHAMPTON: UNIVERSITY CHALLENGED

A UK university’s novel group coaching initiative is supporting culture change, talent management, and collaborative working, and boosting leaders’ self-awareness too. Eve Turner reports By Eve Turner “We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet”  WB Yeats (1893)   Ten frazzled leaders turn up to a Circle, as usual dashing between meetings. The energy is low, stress levels seem high and there’s two hours ahead […]

COLLABORATIVE BODY LAUNCHED TO DEVELOP COACHING

A multi-stakeholder group has launched with the aim of collaborating to shape the future of the coaching profession The group, Collaborating for the Future of the Coaching Profession (CFC), emerged from the Coaching at Work-led Accreditation Forum, but will be wider in scope and communities represented. Instead of just professional bodies and sponsors, it will also include academia, for example, and will expand its focus to include establishing why/how coaching makes a difference to better understand what’s being accredited; developing guidance on best practice; continued alignment across accrediting bodies on standards and quality control, and ethics, including a common code […]