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ICF: COACHING IS A ‘POWERFUL’ MANAGEMENT TOOL

Coaching is the most helpful activity in achieving the goals of change management initiatives, according to research. Addressing leadership style, strengths and blind spots; overcoming resistance; building resilience and change readiness, and finding processes and tools, are the most frequently cited reasons for using coaching activities for change management, according to a survey by the […]

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CIPD FINDS 49% OF UK WORKERS WRONGLY SKILLED

There’s a widespread skills mismatch between employees and jobs in the UK, while Britain’s workers are trailing behind counterparts elsewhere when it comes to being creative. Almost half (49%) of UK workers are in jobs they are either under- or over-skilled for, according to the CIPD’s report Over-skilled and Underused: Investigating the Untapped Potential of […]

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YOUGOV: 64% OF JOB CHOICES MOTIVATED BY MONEY

Salary then working hours are the top two factors people consider when thinking about a new job or career, suggests a survey of 2,000 adults, commissioned by the Oxford Open Learning Trust. The research carried out by YouGov finds that money is the biggest motivator behind career choice (64%), followed by working hours (55%), and […]

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FEMALE LEADERS MATCH MALE TRAITS YET BIAS REMAINS

Emotional intelligence and personality traits of female and male leaders are the same but perceived differently, which can hold back the very women businesses are seeking as leaders, suggests research by people assessment specialists, Thomas International. Despite widespread stereotypes, female leaders are no more empathetic than male leaders, and male leaders are no more assertive […]

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UK FIRMS FAILING TO TACKLE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

As more research highlights how widespread sexual harassment still is at work and how little many employers are doing to tackle this, the spotlight is on coaches to explore how they might help. Despite nearly 4 in 10 (37%) women having been sexually harassed at work in the past 12 months and the rise of […]

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ACAS STREAMLINES COACHING WITH LEAN APPROACH

by Nicole Berg Workplace relations training organisation, Acas, has boosted the number of managers holding quick coaching-style conversations, supporting its large-scale cultural transformation, thanks to partnering with Thrive Partners. Thrive Partners aims to democratise coaching and mentoring by making it happen easily and quickly – a Lean approach. It supported Acas to adopt a Lean […]

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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 4 JULY 2018, LONDON, UK – ADOPT THE STANCE OF ‘IDIOCY’, URGES SPINELLI

by Nicole Berg Adopting a stance of curiosity – of idiocy even, where everything is questioned – promotes creativity and meaning-making for the client, according to leadership coach and well-known expert on existentialism, Prof. Ernesto Spinelli, who led a workshop on working with uncertainty. Spinelli cited German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer, who described two types of dialogue. […]

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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, UK, 4 JULY 2018 – AID SECTOR PILOTS INTER-AGENCY ONLINE MENTORING

by Jackee Holder WaterAid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, Save the Children, CAFOD, Plan International, UNHCR, Unicef, War Child and World Vision are taking part in a cross-organisational online mentoring programme to support leadership and management development in the humanitarian sector, the first of its kind. The programme was the brainchild of the humanitarian capacity […]

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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, UK, 4 JULY 2018 – SUPERVISEES NEED WAYS TO ENHANCE SUPERVISION

by Molly Hall Supervision is one of the most important aspects of a coach’s development, but not seeing ourselves as an equal partner to our supervisor, lack of agency, anxiety, fear of judgement and shame, and habits we employ can get in the way of us benefitting from good supervision, said Louise Sheppard and Graham […]

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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, 4 JULY 2018 – LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: WHY IT RESONATES

by Nicole Berg What if we coached with a location, not in spite of it? asked Rachel Ellison MBE She presented a case study at the Coaching at Work annual conference, of coaching one client across six different public spaces, explaining that this style of coaching requires working with uncertainty and response. She gave the […]

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