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HOW TO… BUILD A POSITIVE AND CREATIVE CULTURE AT WORK

Many companies know the true value of a healthy working environment. Coaches can help achieve it by being good listeners and by encouraging clients to trust their intuition in the workplace By John Reynard As coaches our role can include helping improve a company’s work environment, and/or helping individuals find work that fulfils them. Both […]

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RESEARCH MATTERS: SELF-DECEPTION – WHO ARE WE KIDDING?

Tatiana Bachkirova, professor of coaching psychology and director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University, discusses her research on self-deception in coaches I have been fascinated with the phenomenon of self-deception for a long time since noticing that I am quite capable of deceiving myself. It is also impossible […]

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MENTORING: DON’T RUSH RAPPORT

Lis Merrick explores how a lack of trust can ruin mentoring relationships in formal programmes and how good design can prevent it Over the past year, several mentoring programmes I have been working on have experienced real difficulties with trust among their participants. What is going on? Since the 2008 recession, many organisations have been […]

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BOOK REVIEWS

Coaching and Mentoring: Practical Techniques for Developing Learning and Performance (3rd ed) Eric Parsloe and Melville Leedham Kogan Page 978 07494 7762 2 4 out of 5 stars I found the earlier edition of this text invaluable as a reference for my doctoral research study in executive coaching. This new edition is even more powerful […]

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IT’S A FUNNY OLD WORLD

In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there What’s in a name? Apparently we can intuit people’s names because their name influences their facial appearance in adult life, suggests a study led by Dr Ruth Mayo and PhD candidate […]

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RELATIONAL TEAM COACHING – DARING TO DANCE ON THE EDGE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

‘Something’s just happened’, said Georgina Woudstra to open her session at Coaching at Work’s annual conference on 5 July . She went on to share her own experience of taking a relational approach to team coaching, as well as her journey in developing this approach. By Sarah Dale “Presence and awareness are at the heart […]

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MEASURING MOTIVATION TO BUILD A THRIVING CULTURE AT GROSVENOR: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Carole Gaskell, founder of Full Potential Group (FPG), and Robert Nunn, head of learning and development at Grosvenor, shared insights on how FPG has boosted motivation at Grosvenor, a 300 year old company with a firmly established culture, from both supplier and client perspectives. By Nicole Berg   The session argued that motivation is key […]

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CONTRACTING FOR INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Jenny Bird opened the session by sending co-presenter Sarah Gornall’s apologies for her absence, and reflecting on how the conversation between them about this had had its own elements of successful contracting. By Sarah Dale She went on to lead group discussions on what an organisation might want to deliver and change through coaching, as […]

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THE WORKSHOP: A MUSICAL

Ever thought that there’s plenty of rich material from your coaching for a play, a novel, or even a musical? Two seasoned coaches have made this a reality By Liz Hall The Workshop: a musical, based on group coaching, is ready to go into production. It has been created by highly experienced coaches Chérie Carter-Scott […]

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