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REVIEW: RESILIENCE AT WORK – PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR CAREER SUCCESS

Resilience at Work: Practical Tools for Career Success by Kathryn Jackson Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 978 11383 0512 0 5 out of 5   Much of the literature informing resilience programmes is drawn from experiences outside organisational life. Resilience at work has received far less attention, so this book is welcome. However, its rich value comes […]

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REVIEW: EVOLUTIONARY COACHING: A VALUES-BASED APPROACH TO UNLEASHING HUMAN POTENTIAL

Title   EVOLUTIONARY COACHING: A VALUES-BASED APPROACH TO UNLEASHING HUMAN POTENTIAL   Author   Richard Barrett   Publisher   Lulu Publishing Services   ISBN   978 14834 1178 1     Book review: 4.5 out of 5 A leader recommended this book to me some time ago. I’ve finally found time to read it, and I’m […]

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REVIEW – COACHING IN ISLAMIC CULTURE: THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF ERSHAD

Christian Van Nieuwerburgh and Raja’a Allaho Routledge ISBN: 978 17822 0199 1 5 out of 5 stars   The coaching profession has long called for culturally appropriate approaches, with few solutions available. This book is an attempt to build a model consistent with specific cultural values, beliefs, traditions or religions. Ershad means guidance. According to […]

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REVIEW: BECAUSE YOU CAN BY GILL SMITH

Because You Can by Gill Smith Richard Painter, Print Resources ISBN: 978 15272 1483 5 5 out of 5 stars The subtitle of the book sums it up beautifully: Living and Dying with CANcer on Your Own Terms. This is a book that anyone could (and should) read, because it is about courage and using […]

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REVIEW: THE FUTURE OF COACHING

The Future of Coaching: Vision, Leadership and Responsibility in a Transforming World Hetty Einzig Routledge 978 11388 2932 9 4.5 out of 5 stars Hetty’s book is beautiful, bold and optimistic. Be prepared to be provoked. It is for any coach who takes reflective practice seriously. It is also for leaders. Particularly those confronting the […]

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GEORGIA O’KEEFFE: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE COACHING CONVERSATION

True to her coaching philosophy that learning can be gained in all contexts, including in art galleries, leadership coach Rachel Ellison’s visit to the late artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s exhibition in London sparked insights for herself and others By Rachel Ellison MBE   What surrounds you in your office? A framed photograph, a decorative calendar, an […]

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REVIEW

The Trusted Executive – Nine Leadership Habits that Inspire Results, Relationships and Reputation By John Blakey Kogan Page 978 07494 7422 5 Usefulness: 5 out of 5   This is a book about “looking forward to a future where trustworthiness defines leadership”, says Blakey in the foreword. What it does so beautifully is to help leaders […]

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BOOK REVIEW

Coaching in Times of Crisis & Transformation by Liz Hall Kogan Page 978 07494 6830 9 5 stars out of 5 In my experience, crisis is often what initially brings individuals and organisations to coaching, or indeed to any kind of helping conversation. And yet, both coach and client can be tempted to shy away […]

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