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EMPATHY AT WORK LEADS TO SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES

Creating an empathetic culture is good for business, suggests an index measuring empathy levels in large companies. The 2016 Global Empathy Index, published in the Harvard Business Review in December, was created by The Empathy Business, and looks at a company’s ethics, leadership, internal culture, brand perception and public messaging via social media. It focuses […]

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ILM: LEADERS NEED COACHING SKILLS POST-BREXIT

By Liz Hall In the wake of the EU referendum, businesses need to equip leaders with core skills, including coaching, according to the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). John Yates, group director, ILM, urged businesses not to “feel disheartened by the impending upheaval, but invigorated to shake things up, challenge the status quo and […]

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GEORGIA O’KEEFFE: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE COACHING CONVERSATION

True to her coaching philosophy that learning can be gained in all contexts, including in art galleries, leadership coach Rachel Ellison’s visit to the late artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s exhibition in London sparked insights for herself and others By Rachel Ellison MBE   What surrounds you in your office? A framed photograph, a decorative calendar, an […]

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REFLECTIONS: NOURISH YOUR PRACTICE

‘Clarity, new ideas, insights and fresh perspectives.’ In her latest column, Lindsay Wittenberg considers the many benefits of reflective work I’m a natural reflector: I reflect in writing before and after every coaching and supervision session, I reflect mentally during those sessions – and I reflect in public for these columns. My reflection brings me […]

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GENDER: THE CYCLE OF CONTROL

Nicole Berg concludes this column on gender with a two-part exploration of domestic abuse, a pervasive issue, yet still very much unreported. Part 1: setting the scene This column began one year ago as part of Coaching at Work’s Campaign for Gender Equality. Over the year, we’ve examined gendered personality traits, gender conditioning, expansion into […]

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TROUBLESHOOTER: WHO’S DRIVING THIS?

A multinational has lost its CEO and CHRO, denting company morale. With a new CEO in place and restructuring imminent, where should it look for a CHRO? The Issue The chief human resources officer (CHRO), who had worked very closely with the former and recently departed CEO at a large multinational, has also left the […]

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PROFILE: GILL FENNINGS-MONKMAN – WORKING FOR JOY

Proudly working class and always striving, Gill Fennings-Monkman has turned adversity into positive energy, becoming chair of BACP Coaching and gaining an MBE along the way. She shares her journey with Liz Hall As a former professional dancer raised in a striving, working class family, hard work and discipline are core to outgoing British Association […]

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GO HUG YOURSELF

Rachel Ellison reports on how the Danish concept of hygge – living with ease – is going global and what working with it might look like in a coaching context Scented candles, logs on the fire, fluffy hot water bottle covers and cashmere socks. Think autumn colours: orange, gold, burnt ochre, deep cocoa. You may […]

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AHA MOMENTS: A MOMENT OF CLARITY

How important are ‘aha’ moments and how can we increase the likelihood of them occurring in coaching, asks Sophie Austin   Many of us are familiar with Archimedes’ cries of ‘Eureka!’ on discovering density and volume, and Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity. Intrigued to find out whether it’s desirable to enable such moments of […]

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