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SURVEY: ONLY 28% OF COACHES TAKE CPD COACHING

EMCC 24th annual conference, Amsterdam, 11-13 April 2018 While coaches believe it’s important as a coach to be coached, not many are investing in coaching as part of their CPD, suggests a survey of 80 coaches. Eighty per cent of coaches responding to a survey carried out by Paul Stokes and Lis Merrick felt it was important as a coach to receive coaching. However only 28% are currently receiving it. Presenting at the EMCC’s annual conference in Amsterdam, Stokes said he and Merrick “had a hunch that coaches weren’t getting coaching as part of their CPD”. But, he said, “I […]

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NEW LEADERS NEED BETTER ONBOARDING SUPPORT

EMCC 24th annual conference, Amsterdam, 11-13 April 2018 Executives and organisations are underestimating the challenges inherent in leadership transitions and are failing to prepare and plan enough for these, warned Tim Bright. “Sink or swim leadership transitions are not good enough,” said Turkey-based Bright in his session on onboarding: Coaching for the first 90 days – onboarding and integration. Bright shared key observations from his own work and a literature review, concluding that commonly there is a lack of preparation and underestimation, particularly by executives, of the challenges they will face when they transition, and a lack of consideration of […]

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ERSHAD FRAMEWORK DEVELOPED FOR ISLAMIC CULTURE

EMCC 24th annual conference, Amsterdam, 11-13 April 2018 The GROW model is not fully fit for purpose in the Islamic world because of its focus on goals and because it’s not sufficiently focused on creating the right partnership conditions at the outset. These were among the conclusions of Kuwait-based Raja’a Allaho and London-based Christian van Nieuwerburgh, which prompted them to develop a coaching methodology better suited to Islamic culture. Their Ershad model supports creating the right relationship conditions based on trust and respect, before the actual coaching begins, and is about partnering with clients to help them lead a spiritual […]

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BUSINESSES STILL NOT EMBRACING DIVERSITY AT WORK

EMCC 24th annual conference, amsterdam, 11-13 April 2018 By Liz Hall Businesses aren’t making the most of diversity because they view it through a limited collection of lenses, such as demographics, aren’t focusing on inclusivity enough and are failing to address conscious bias, suggested David Ringwood and Maria Brown. Despite many organisations becoming more diverse in make-up and diversity being shown again and again to yield better results in terms of creativity, revenue and efficiency, business ways are still conservative and innovation is not increasing, according to MRG’s research. Organisations and coaches need to embrace inclusion and pluralism, and think […]

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TECH MODELS WILL TURN INDUSTRY ‘UPSIDE DOWN’

EMCC 24TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, AMSTERDAM, 11-13 APRIL 2018 In the next decade, we will need new organisational and work models as technology dissolves most of work as we know it, said Ruud Rikhof. Too many models are based on how things were – including hierarchy – rather than how they are: inter-connected. Increasingly, work will be about shared values and culture, transparent goals and projects, free flow of information and feedback, and rewarding people for their skills and abilities, not position, said Rikhof, co-founder of management consultancy KennedyFitch, in his keynote on the future of work and HR. He said […]

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