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REFLECTIONS: MY MARKERS IN THE SAND

Organisations that buy coaching to support staff well-being, may find the culture is hostile to its success. How can coaches work with that tension? By Lindsay Wittenberg More and more of my clients are showing up stressed (to the point of being signed off work), pressured to a degree that leaves some of them feeling […]

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HBS TESTS STRESS IN TOP ROWERS

Coaches and mentors fostering resilience in clients will soon benefit from wisdom gleaned from a record-breaking rowing team. Henley Business School has partnered with British team Heads Together and Row, who in December 2018 will take on the 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a world famous rowing race from the Canary Islands to Antigua. As […]

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News: C@W conference roundup. Survey: mindfulness helps clients’ self-awareness

Mindfulness boosts resilience, health and wellbeing, and helps us be more creative and able to embrace change and uncertainty, said Liz Hall. Practising mindfulness helps us develop our attentional control, become more attuned to others, regulate our emotions, generate positive emotions and reframe/reappraise positively. It decreases cortisol, helps activate the parasympathetic nervous system, calming the […]

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The gift of giving

How do you reward high performing staff when bonuses are not an option? Music charity Youth Music and coaching and organisational development group Cocomotion, found a way, says Griff Griffiths, Alison Whybrow and Teresa Meek When HR consultant, Teresa Meek, was HR manager at children’s music charity Youth Music, she found herself at an impasse. […]

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Welcome to the August 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the August 2012 issue of the newsletter Mental toughness is a significant factor in performance and wellbeing. Apparently most of us have it, but we don’t know how to use it, say Peter Clough and Doug Strycharczyk, who have written a book on this theme. In this issue of the newsletter, we feature […]

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RESEARCH ROUNDUP

Easy decision? Think again People often assume difficult decisions are more important than easy ones, according to research published in the Journal of Consumer Research. The paper looked at why people tend to take so long choosing everyday items, such as sandwiches. The researchers from the universities of Florida and Pennsylvania, said that we confuse […]

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Michael Chaskalson: ‘Mindfulness is fundamental mental hygiene’

More than 200 people flocked to the UK’s first ‘Mindfulness at Work’ conference in Cambridge on 10 February. Speakers included Gladeana McMahon on mindfulness-based cognitive coaching, Margaret Chapman on emotional intelligence, Graham Lee on mindfulness and leadership, Professor Mark Williams from the Oxford Centre for Mindfulness and Michael Chaskalson on the growth of mindfulness. Chaskalson […]

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Walk of Life

In a maze you can get lost, in a labyrinth, you can only find yourself. Coach Anneliese Monden reveals how her coaching clients are walking the walk, literally, and coming to their own conclusions. Labyrinths have been drawn and built for thousands for years. Today, they are being discovered again, as a powerful tool for […]

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News in Brief

UK workers suffer most stress Workplace stress is at a four-year high, according to a report by management group Kenexa High Performance Institute. The UK has the highest stress, notes the four-year study of 60,000 workers in six countries: the UK, the US, Germany, China, Brazil and India. Some 35 per cent of UK employees […]

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