It’s not rocket science, is it? Research highlighted by Executive Grapevine reports that three key reasons employees hunt for new jobs are: Bad boss Lack of recognition Poor culture They cite research from TinyPulse which states that employees who describe their boss as ‘bad’ are four times more likely to leave. It reinforces the old…Read More
A warm welcome to Nelson’s column! My aim is to use this space to keep you up to date and informed about different things that are going on in the world of coaching.
If you’re interested in stocking up on your coaching library, you might want to pick up a copy of a new coaching book that has just been published – Professional Coaching: Principles and Practice.
It’s one of those edited books that contains individually contributed chapters of around 12 – 14 pages each. Great if you are the type of person who likes to dip in and out of books.
I was delighted to be invited to write a chapter for this book – Interpersonal Approaches to Coaching. And I am honoured to be alongside coaches / coaching authors whose books sit proudly on my coaching bookshelves.
There are a lot of ‘original’ chapters here. By that I mean they are not wedded to specific coaching approaches. The chapters take an innovative approach to important coaching themes. Some of the book chapters, for example are:
- The Business of Coaching Today
- The Coach’s Imperative: Expanding Perspectives
- Evaluating Client Progress: A Developmental Approach – Beyond Convention
- The Immunity-to-Change Process: When Change is Hard to Make
- Maturity Coaching: Enabling Vertical Development in Leaders
These are just a few of the 35 chapters in the 466 page book, which is available in both print and digital formats. Here is the full reference:
S English, J M Sabatine & P Brownell, Eds. 2018. Professional coaching: principles and practice. New York: Springer Publishing.
I was in Waterstones in London today and came across a set of cards… “A therapeutic treasure deck of grounding, soothing and regulating cards” created by Dr. Karen Treisman. Sufficiently curious, I bought these and then opened them later. Dr. Karen writes that these are designed to be engaging, creative, interesting, normalising and fun and…Read More
I read through an update from Executive Grapevine recently, under the heading: “This is the WORST kind of leader, according to nearly 30,000 workers.” It cited research conducted by Cass Business School into the qualities of managers. Bosses who scored lowest overall were those who consistently failed to get the job done. The article then…Read More
I recently uploaded a post that focused on the danger of applying labels to others. Psychologically there is the risk of projecting onto others our labels – such as describing others as ‘toxic’ at work. If those supposed ‘toxic’ co-workers accept this, then it is called projective identification. Sadly, I have seen this many times.…Read More
An email recently popped into my inbox from Executive Grapevine. Under the strap line BAD WORKERS the headline read: 5 TERRIBLE types of toxic workers to watch out for this year. As an executive coach, this left me perplexed. Not only are we (hopefully) non-judgemental, but I am concerned with the amount of labels I…Read More
Many years ago I worked with Alan. At that time, I edited a magazine for mountain walkers and backpackers called Trail. Alan was an outstanding contributor and columnist. Erudite, humble and grounded, he penned a monthly column that wonderfully engaged our band of readers.Read More
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”
We certainly live in challenging times. In the UK, we fumble around the exit for Brexit, as vested self-interest battles with vested self-interest. At the highest global levels, leadership appears to have descended into self-interested positions of, variously, defensiveness, distrust, disruption, aggression and autocracy. This doesn’t appear to be a golden era of leadership.Read More