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David Clutterbuck and David Megginson’s emerging concept of Coach Maturity offers a refreshing and insightful lens on coach development. Rachel Ellison interviews Professor Clutterbuck on the model, and invites perspectives from coaches and buyers of coaching A discussion about grafting quince trees; having ‘007’ in your mobile phone number; being an authoritarian father-figure to your team, when many of its members have their own dads or are even parents themselves; examining the individual client’s whinge about work for its potential as an organisational narrative. These real – certainly eclectic – references and explorations, popped up in my recent supervision, in […]

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Right on target

Part 2: Goal setting and goal management are much more complex than typically perceived by coaches, clients or organisational sponsors – and this is one of the core themes from a new book, Beyond Goals. Two of the book’s editors, Professors David Clutterbuck and David Megginson, share some of their reflections David Clutterbuck Clutterbuck came to the issue of goals and goal management from a “very positivist perspective”, having been inspired as a young journalist by Peter Drucker. From him, he learnt the importance of clarity, focus, curiosity and observation, and the dangers of “having vague objectives and institutionalised purposelessness”. […]

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News: Mindjet report: demoralised employees lack the willpower to succeed

Employers are struggling to motivate employees because of a lack of resources, recognition and direction from senior colleagues, suggests research. Inefficient communication is also a factor in holding people back, suggests the report from software company Mindjet. More than half of British office workers care about their employer succeeding in 2013, but only 49 per cent take their own role in this success seriously. And although a third (33 per cent) think they need to change their everyday working practices to be more successful, 24 per cent say they “haven’t got round to it” and 19 per cent feel too […]

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Survey: let’s find common ground

As we ring in the New Year, our Coaching at Work 2012 survey shines the spotlight on the latest developments in our profession, and your predictions Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the recent announcement of the formation of the Global Coaching & Mentoring Alliance (news, page 7, and pages 11-13), our attention has been drawn inwards. Collaboration and reaching agreement between the professional bodies has been highlighted as the top priority for 2013, according to this year’s Coaching at Work Annual Survey 2012*. And the formation of the Alliance has been flagged up as the top achievement for the profession last year. […]

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Reviews

Book One Title: Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text Author: Simon Western Publisher: SAGE Publications ISBN 978 1848 60164 2 Usefulness ***** This is a rich tapestry of a book – comparable in complexity to Erik de Haan’s Relational Coaching. Whereas de Haan majors on systematic research, Western’s strength is in the depth of his professional and personal insight. I recommend this book to anyone who thinks they occupy a secure niche in coaching. If you believe your therapeutic model helps you heal the wounded self of your clients, or if you use positive thinking to boost self-esteem, be ready […]

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Learning providers must stop ‘patronising’ SMEs

We have been “barking up the wrong tree for years” with our business education models, according to Bob Garvey. At his inaugural lecture on 31 October for his chair in Business Education at York St John Business School, Professor Garvey was set to challenge current frameworks for learning delivered by most providers in the market. His lecture, ‘Learning Business’, shared an alternative model of business education based on conversational learning. He said, “There can be little doubt that those that learn the fastest in business are often the most successful. But SME business leaders are often patronised by public and […]

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News: Money makes coaching research go round

Conference roundup: European Mentoring and Coaching research conference, Sheffield Hallam university, 3-4 july, 2012 Are we obsessed with performance when it comes to researching coaching? This was one of the questions explored at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC)’s second Research conference on 3-4 July. Delegates from all over the world gathered at Sheffield Hallam University to hear some of the latest research. They met at a pre-conference event to discuss what should be on the coaching research agenda. “Should we be focused on performance or should we pay more attention to learning and development?” asked David Megginson, co-founder […]

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IN TWO MINDS: A PROFILE OF DAVID CLUTTERBUCK AND DAVID MEGGINSON

The two Davids – Clutterbuck and Megginson – are a powerful double act on the coaching and mentoring circuit. And they’ve had some of their best ideas halfway up a mountain. Liz Hall discovers a highly professional, yet very human working relationship Mention mentoring to a bunch of coaches, HR and L&D professionals and chances are David Clutterbuck’s name will come up. Clutterbuck has been credited with introducing supported mentoring to the UK in the 1980s and, more recently, to many other parts of the world. His co-authored book Everyone Needs a Mentor1 has been a mentoring bible for 20 […]

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