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HOW TO…WORK WITH THE COMPETENCE LADDER

Jenny Bird and Sarah Gornall describe working with the competence ladder, a model for exploring the discomfort of learning Lots of coaches are familiar with the competence ladder, which describes a series of predictable stages through which people pass as they learn something new. It’s a useful model in relation to our own development and for helping clients recognise where they are on their learning journey. Some of these predictable stages are more comfortable than others: Stage 1 We don’t know what we don’t know. We’re in a state of unconscious incompetence Stage 2 We now know that we don’t […]

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CONTRACTING FOR INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Jenny Bird opened the session by sending co-presenter Sarah Gornall’s apologies for her absence, and reflecting on how the conversation between them about this had had its own elements of successful contracting. By Sarah Dale She went on to lead group discussions on what an organisation might want to deliver and change through coaching, as well as consideration of what an individual might want to change through coaching. The issues in successful contracting were brought out through these questions. As Bird reflected on her own experience too, she said that “success is likely to be judged on how well we, […]

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