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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 3 JULY, LONDON: USE TRUTH FRAMEWORK TO UNPICK CONVERSATIONS

By Kate McGuire Speaking and listening are personal and organisational imperatives, and the consequences of conversational habits can be profound, far-reaching and potentially highly damaging. This was the view offered by Professor Megan Reitz of Hult Ashridge Business School, opening this year’s Coaching At Work conference, where she outlined the findings of her latest research, ‘Speaking Truth to Power’. Reitz’s research shows that 8% of people know something that would harm their organisation if it came out, yet have not spoken up. Some 38% don’t offer ideas they believe could improve their organisation’s performance. Reitz believes it is important to […]

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UK ICF DELEGATES TOLD: INNOVATE FOR ‘A NEW ERA’

UK ICF conference, 7 May, London By Britt MacFarlane Coaches need to be pioneers and explorers in the world of coaching, innovating and exploring new methodologies that will form the basis of the profession’s next evolution, urged Hetty Einzig during her keynote: Coaching for a better future and respons-able leadership. The theme of this year’s UK ICF conference on 7 May, was ‘Dancing In The Future’. Other speakers included Rob McCargow from PwC on Artificial Intelligence (AI), exploring its implications for the future of coaching. Ilias Vartholomaios and Athina Polina Dova from OWIWI in their session: Time for a new era […]

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conference roundup: coaching and mentoring at work annual conference, 2 july, london

  One Leadership: do we leave legacy or debris? Neil Scotton and Alister Scott explored the potential contribution of working with legacy in leadership coaching, at the conference. “Whether we like it or not, we’re leaving a legacy. Do we leave one we want or debris behind us?” asked Scott. Scotton defined legacy as: “After the words and actions, it’s the ongoing impact it has on people and the planet as seen and defined by others.” He said legacy as a concept has the “power to move people from me to we, I to us…we as an interdependent world”, which […]

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Engaged BT staff attract like-minded customers

Chartered institute of personnel and development conference: coaching for business performance, 26 september 2012, London By Ros Soulsby Coaching is significantly boosting employee engagement and thus customer satisfaction at BT. Disengagement costs the UK some £44 billion a year – equivalent to half the annual cost of the NHS, revealed Caroline Waters, director of people and policy, BT Group. Coaching, she suggested, can help turn this around. At BT, when managers were coaching their staff in teams, there was significant engagement, resulting in 23 per cent higher productivity for operational staff. At the same time, engaged call centre teams took […]

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Team GB uses “key values” to reach gold off the track, too

Engaging and consulting team members on key values with plenty of lead-in time contributed to Team GB’s shining performance off and on the track, said Sir Clive Woodward. Team GB won 65 medals, including 29 gold, at the London 2012 Olympic Games, but also performed impeccably at other times. Sir Clive, director of sport for Team GB, said this was because there was 100 per cent buy-in on values from all the athletes. “We had the whole of the British press chasing for scandal, but although there was lots of partying, nothing happened…This was the first social media event… we […]

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News in brief: 2013 Ridler Report

Work is under-way on the 2013 Ridler Report. Ridler & Co’s study of strategic trends in senior executive coaching will be produced with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council for the first time and will continue to focus on topics of interest to coaching buyers, including the qualifications and qualities sought in coaches, the development of team coaching and cross-cultural coaching in global organisations. If you complete the questionnaire, you’ll get a copy of the report five months before general publication, and an invitation to an exclusive Ridler Report presentation in London to discuss key findings. www.ridler-report.com Coaching at Work, […]

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MENTORING

In the eighth in a series of columns dedicated to mentoring, we look at developmental versus sponsorship mentoring. This issue: Does mentoring have a positive career impact? schools for thought lis merrick and paul stokes We now know how to set up a mentoring programme. But which type are you using? Most of us are familiar with developmental mentoring and align our thinking with the definition suggested by Megginson and Clutterbuck: “Off-line help by one person to another in making significant transitions in knowledge, work or thinking.” However, there is another school of thought, characterised by Zey’s research in the […]

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