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Step up support for those retiring As State Pension changes come into force in the UK, the Centre for Ageing Better urges employers to talk more and support staff more to help them plan for retirement. The Centre’s report on retirement says a significant number of people worry about retiring, and that there’s a general lack of both preparedness and planning for retirement across society, particularly among those on lower incomes. It also shows that women tend to engage in planning for life after paid work even less than men. The Centre urges employers to take a much broader approach […]

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Rosinski rewarded Prof. Phillippe Rosinski has received the Global Training & Development Leadership Award at the World HRD Congress 2017 (in Mumbai, India – 133 countries represented). See: http://bit.ly/2s3i0gy   ICF Prism finalists The ICF 2017 International Prism Award finalists are: The Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University (USA); Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp (Canada); EY (UK); HP-Dalian Site (China), and St Michaels University School (Canada). The award honours businesses and organisations with coaching programmes that fulfil rigorous professional standards, address key strategic goals, shape organisational culture and yield positive impacts. The winner will be […]

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NEWS IN BRIEF: MARCH/APRIL 2017

Survey: can you help? The ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research is undertaking research into coaching and coaching psychology practice. If you are a coach please consider completing the Coaching Survey: http://bit.ly/2lcVZHD If you are a coaching psychologist or a psychologist who coaches please consider completing the Coaching Psychology Survey: http://bit.ly/2kbjjFz   Signs of uncoachability Being defensive in feedback situations; laying blame elsewhere; not being interested in their own growth, and being unwilling to be vulnerable. These are among the seven warning signs that a client is uncoachable. Other signs include that the individual is not open to new […]

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Accreditation Forum The Coaching at Work-led Accreditation Forum met on 18 February to discuss progress on increasing clarity around accreditation to help coaching buyers and sponsors. The professional coaching bodies are currently preparing documents tabling their different accreditation requirements, criteria and approaches. Three of the bodies – the International Coach Federation, the Association for Coaching and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council – are tabling their core common competencies. Coaching sponsors KPMG and GlaxoSmithKline, among others, attended the Forum, whose next meeting is planned for May. School of life Business coaching principles may help young people prepare for life after […]

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Work shy Shy employees may be missing out on promotions because they’re not pushing for them, suggests research commissioned by Stagecoach Theatre Arts School. The study found many workers believe they have failed to climb the career ladder or earn a pay rise because of a lack of confidence, according to Digital Hub. The study revealed more than three-quarters of adults lack confidence at work, which has an impact on their ability to contribute to meetings. Coping strategies People in authority are better able to cope with mild rejection than those further down the pecking order, according to research from […]

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Under pressure Workers in the UK believe middle managers and junior level staff are under more pressure than CEOs and senior executives, according to a study of more than 1,500 UK employees. The study, by OnePoll for consultancy Lane4, found that 48 per cent of workers feel under pressure at work while two-fifths feel they’re under severe stress. Some 91 per cent of workers feel most workplace stress falls on middle management, with some of the stress trickling down to the most junior employees. Twenty per cent of the latter believe they are under extreme pressure. Diverse ways ‘Indirect methods’, […]

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Entrepreneurial e-mentoring Irja Leppisaari from Finland and Kari Korpelainen from Estonia co-presented on how e-mentoring models can be used in entrepreneurship education, linking business experts and higher education (HE) students and teachers. The research was based on pilots in the Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences (COU) in Finland and Tallinn University (TLU) in Estonia. Accept yourself Acceptance Commitment Therapy/Training, a variation on CBT, is increasingly being used in coaching, particularly in Australia and New Zealand, said ACT practitioner and psychologist John Groom. He said, “In ACT, you don’t deny (troublesome thoughts), you don’t use CBT to fight (them). ACT […]

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News in brief: Merger news

Award-winning executive coaching and mentoring organisations The RBP Group and Harty Roberts have merged, creating Accelerating Experience, offering mentoring, coaching and business advice. Mike Taylor, managing director, said: “Our two organisations comprised business people who understand what it takes to achieve lasting business success, achieving enduring impact with our clients. Together we strengthen our core offerings in executive coaching and mentoring for senior leaders and teams.” www.acceleratingexperience.com Coaching at Work, Volume 7, Issue 5

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News in brief: Stress busters

Work-related stress is the most common reason that employers seek occupational health advice, according to statistics compiled by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). An analysis by Legal & General of reasons for calling the government’s pilot Occupational Health Advice Lines found that stress, followed by back pain and depression, was the most common condition prompting enquiry. The findings complement recent DWP research which found that only 17 per cent of employers have any form of stress management, despite it being a leading cause of workplace absence. Coaching at Work, Volume 7, Issue 5

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News in brief: Manager-coaches feel benefits in Indian firm

Clients are not the only ones to derive direct and indirect benefits from internal coaching – manager-coaches do, too. Research carried out in a large state-owned oil and gas exploration company in India, with more than 15,000 regular employees, found that working as internal coaches helps managers improve interpersonal skills, listening capability, work-life balance and self-confidence. S Mukherjee, ‘Does coaching transform coaches? A case study of internal coaching’, in International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 10(2), August 2012. Coaching at Work, Volume 7 , Issue 5

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