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Bullying tactics

Bullying at work isn’t something to be ‘got rid of’. It’s more complex – and messy – than that. And coaches are in a unique position to tackle these damaging situations that emerge from people’s inner worlds, says Varya Shaw After the News of the World shut last July, amid revelations of phone hacking, the paper’s difficulties were linked to bullying. The suggestion was that a culture of intimidation made it impossible for anyone working there to speak up against the illegal practice. The destruction of this 168-year-old institution shows just how corrosive bullying can be. Bullying in the workplace […]

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Oil on the water?

As the UK faces a potential double-dip recession and many other countries fear economic meltdown, can financial institutions afford to be without coaching? Jennifer Spalding, Ulrike Dadachanji and Joella Bruckshaw ask the bankers Against spectacular views over the City of London, bankers and coaches met at Barclays Bank’s offices in Canary Wharf to debate the role of coaching in banking. Where were all the coaches when the banks went down? This interesting and provocative question was the perfect lightning conductor for a lively debate in the style of BBC news programme, Question Time. The panel consisted of a foreign exchange […]

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Coaching at Work e-newsletter – October 2011

Welcome to the October 2011 issue of the newsletter Should coaches challenge clients when they think they’re doing something unethical? This is a burning issue given the financial crisis, environmental pressures and the continuing lack of confidence in the current business model. And according to the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and Management Today’s Index of Leadership Trust, released earlier this month (October), leaders are widely perceived to be prioritising profits over principles. Less than two-fifths of CEOs place ethics at the heart of business decisions, says the report. Should we stop playing god and remember we are engaged […]

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Coaching at Work e-newsletter – September 2011

Welcome to the September 2011 issue of the newsletter Coaching is increasingly a core part of managers’ jobs and line managers are doing the lion share of coaching, according to a report out this month from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) (see Stop Press). But it’s important that this isn’t seen as cheap coaching, as we stress in the September/October issue (See Show of Support, Highlights). Managers who coach and internal coaches need to be given lots of training and support while coaching needs to be aligned with business priorities. Leeds Metropolitan University and NHS Leeds are among […]

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‘Let’s keep it civil’ – ICF Global’s chief is making it a priority

As he said in his first message to ICF members, Ed Modell is keen for coaches to be more respectful and civil to one another “Somebody said we don’t treat each other like we treat our clients. In this difficult time, I would like to heighten the level of civility in coaching.” Modell makes sure he speaks to the other 15 board members regularly: “I think that personal connection serves all of us well. We do very well in treating each other with respect, honouring the value of and challenges from our amazing diversity within the ICF.” He acknowledges that […]

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Welcome to the June 2011 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the June 2011 issue of the newsletter "Become what thou art", said philosopher Nietzche, and this is what keynote speakers at the International Coach Federation European conference in Madrid urged us to do- to step into the evolved state that is our birthright. A state that allows us to embrace our interconnectedness and stop pretending that others and the rest of the planet are separate to us. This is what has got us into this mess, yet "another fine mess", as Hardy, half of American comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy, would say. Consume more, spend more to get […]

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How to…be a coach and a mediator

There is common ground between coaching and mediation, and coaches may be asked to break an impasse in a dispute. Suggests ways to do this Jackie Keddy and Clive Johnson Recent research suggest that UK businesses spend nearly £40 billion a year resolving conflicts. Coaches – with their mix of objectivity, impartiality and incisive questioning and listening skills – are well placed to help facilitate conflict resolution (CR). But although coaching can play a powerful role both in stemming an emerging dispute and in formal mediation, it can also prove inappropriate or ineffectual. However, coaches may well find themselves being asked […]

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Conflict coaching is key to new dispute resolution regulations

Urges organisations to ensure managers have the necessary coaching skills in dispute resolution to prevent disputes escalating to tribunals Liz Hall With a month to go before the repeal of statutory dispute resolution regulations, experts are urging employers to equip managers with coaching skills so they can nip conflict in the bud and avoid hefty tribunal costs. A simpler, less prescriptive system comes into force on 6 April 2009 as part of the Employment Act 2008, but organisations must still demonstrate they have acted reasonably to avoid disputes. Tribunals will be able to increase awards by up to 25 per […]

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No disputing

Mediation will play an important role in settling disputes – notes the role of coaching in supporting formal mediation training

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Storming ahead

Conflict can be used positively, leading to better teamwork and performance. Describes the coach’s role in this, with reference to the Global Challenge yacht race

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Embracing and Enabling Change – Speakers

Home Programme Keynote sessions Case studies Workshops Conference Material Sponsors Booking Speakers Aboodi Shabi Aboodi Shabi is one of the UK’s most senior coaches, and a pioneer and leader in the UK and European Coaching community. He was a founding co-President of the UK ICF, and has served the profession at all levels internationally. He has worked in the field of personal development for over twenty years, and in coaching since 1996. In that time, he has worked with thousands of coaches across the world. Aboodi has led training for coaches across Europe, and in Asia, North America and South […]

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Beyond Frontiers – Speaker/panellist bios

Home Programme Keynote sessions Case studies Workshops Venue Sponsors Booking Speaker/panellist bios Additional details will soon be posted Linda Aspey Linda Aspey is the inaugural chair of BACP Coaching, the coaching division of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Europe’s largest body for counselling and psychotherapy. A former board member of BACP, Linda established the coaching division with BACP’s support to meet the needs of the growing number of members who coach alongside their counselling, psychotherapy, consultancy, training or academic work. Linda is a BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist, also accredited as a coach with APECS and AC, and a […]

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