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Nurturing the next generation leaders: how do you coach Gen Y?

workshop: Nurturing the next generation leaders. Henderson’s survey on Gen Y high achievers’ attitudes to work suggested Gen Y employees value their company’s vision, culture and reputation much more than job security, and they expect to reach more senior positions quickly. They believe in the fail fast, move on philosophy: “As soon as you’re comfortable with failure, it opens a range of possibilities to do whatever you want…” argued Henderson. Gen Y want instant and ad hoc feedback. They want to be evaluated on their achievements and not on how long they have worked in a given role: “You tick […]

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Innovation mindsets begin with discontent

Conference Roundup Association for Coaching 5th International Conference: Journey to Coaching Mastery, Budapest, 30-31 October 2014 By Zsófia Anna Utry The Association for Coaching’s 5th International Conference: Journey to Coaching Mastery was opened by its global CEO Katherine Tulpa in Budapest in October 2014. Coaches connected with colleagues from more than 20 countries over two days, to truly acknowledge their presence and celebrate their achievements. Tulpa’s vision for the Association for Coaching (AC) was not only further professionalisation, but to make coaching part of greater society. To do that we need to develop an innovation mindset, said Ian McDermott AC’s global […]

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Strong hierarchies cause managers to retreat into shells

Mid-level managers are likely to show signs of ‘hermit crab syndrome’ if they do not feel their ideas are being reflected in top management decisions, suggests research from the University of California, Riverside. The study says that organisational hierarchies can influence a manager’s propensity to pass on information and suggestions to their bosses, contributing to hermit crab syndrome, as coined by researcher Boris Maciejovsky, an assistant professor of management at the university’s School of Business Administration. The more hierarchy there is, the less likely mid-level managers will put forward ideas. “When mid-level managers feel their ideas are not being reflected […]

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Report: managing office politics is biggest drain on employee resilience

Resilience is key to career success, while difficult relationships at work and office politics are the biggest energy drain for employees, a study has found. Some 90 per cent of male and female employees believe resilience is key to a successful career. However, only 6 per cent of employees said their employer helps them improve their ability to cope with workplace pressures, according to the report Tough at the top? New rules of resilience for women’s leadership success. The report urged employers to focus on building relationships and networking skills among staff. Report authors Sarah Bond, from For Business Sake […]

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Mindwise launches mental health diploma

Conference Roundup European Mentoring & Coaching Council Annual Coaching and Mentoring Conference, 20-22 November 2014, Venice, Italy Ireland-based coach training organisation Kingstown College has teamed up with mental health support organisation Mindwise to launch a mental health and wellbeing coaching diploma. The Advanced Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaching from Recovery to Discovery, draws on three concepts: recovery, positive psychology coaching and resilience coaching. At the EMCC conference, Paula King shared one of the tools developed for the diploma, the ROSE model (reason to exist / meaning in life); optimism (hope as a frequently self-reported component of discovery); self […]

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Inclusive leadership still thin on the ground

Organisations must develop inclusive leaders if they are to survive, but these leaders are still very rare, suggests research. Vertical, siloed business hierarchies are being replaced with increasingly flat and modular structures, and a different type of leader is essential, according to a report by Opportunity Now (ON). The new leaders are inclusive, adaptable, and good at building relationships and developing talent. The report, Inclusive leadership: culture change for business success, highlights the business case for this style of management and sets out a five-point framework to help HR implement change. Research conducted in 2011 showed that 81 per cent […]

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EMCC conference: Robert Garvey honoured with 2014 Mentoring Award

Coacharya, Professor Robert Garvey and Sweden’s Solidarity Coaching all received awards at the 21st European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) annual coaching and mentoring conference in Venice, Italy on 20-22 November 2014. Coacharya, an executive coaching firm dedicated to the enhancement of human potential through a ‘mindless’ and transformative coaching process, won the Coaching Award for its work across Asia promoting professional coaching. It established the Association of Indian Coaches in Bangalore. Professor Robert Garvey, chair in Business Education at York St John Business School in the UK and EMCC founder, won the Mentoring Award (he also won Coaching at […]

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NZ Air Force mentors attain ISMPE gold standard

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is the first armed service in the world to be awarded gold accreditation for its mentoring programme by the International Standards for Mentoring Programmes in Employment (ISMPE). The RNZAF received the accreditation after lengthy evaluation, culminating in a visit to Base Auckland by the chairman of ISMPE, Professor David Clutterbuck, who carried out the final assessment and recommended the gold standard. RNZAF received a pass of 97.5 per cent – higher than the required 95 per cent. “I was impressed with the high quality mentoring programme in place at the RNZAF and the gold […]

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