Terms of Engagement

Happy, engaged employees are the golden grail for managers, yet it is also true that staff join companies, but leave their bosses. By evolving a coaching conversation, such as OSCAR, companies could reverse the drain, says Jenny Rogers. Imagine there is to be a search-and-rescue exercise. The most senior manager in the organisation is surprised and appalled to receive a requisition form for 30 Mars Bars. This form has been pushed up the ranks until it lands on his desk, so there is an automatic assumption that permission was needed for what was a trivial, but potentially life-saving purchase. He […]

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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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