March sees one of the biggest events in the coaching calendar - the biannual Association for Coaching conference which will attract about 600 delegates.
Katherine Tulpa, chair of the Association for Coaching and an executive coach in her own More...15 February 2008 11:49
Executive coaching gets a bad press as difficult to measure and populated by unregulated charlatans. But organisations are beginning to use it more strategically, argues Virginia Matthews. Coaching as a concept harks back to the 19th century, when More...04 February 2008 12:00
Can you expect to hand over an instruction manual and create a coach? Key figures in coaching development have their doubts. As more organisations build cadres of internal coaches to deliver coaching, so the commercial market has responded with vario More...22 January 2008 08:00
Making sure coach and subject are well-matched should be a key objective for those charged with arranging coaching. The experts give their tips for success. By Stephanie Sparrow. Coaching marriages are not made in heaven, but actually in the boardroo More...22 January 2008 08:00
Marston's Pub Company will launch a training initiative to assist pub landlords and licensees with financial planning and target marketing in anticipation of a consumer spending slowdown in 2008. Marston's plans to run more than 500 training sessions More...10 January 2008 09:46
Has the day of the £1m a year coach dawned?
According to coaching firm Shirlaws it did in 2007 year when two of its coaches passed the £1m earnings barrier. "We've got two at the moment," said chairman Peter Harford. "I can't name them but they have More...19 December 2007 10:00
Human resources news and analysis including:
A missed opportunity for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to work with China - one of the fastest growing countries in the world
Speculation that Jackie Orme, the ne More...07 December 2007 15:56
Authors: Joseph O'Connor and Andrea Lages Price: £12.99 Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Pages: 256 ISBN: 0713682612 Coaching is very big business. Over the past decade, it has become one of the most popular approaches to personal and bu More...03 December 2007 14:42
Some providers are raising the bar by promising clients they use coaching models that will raise performance levels and profits. Are they on planet reality or in cloud cuckoo land? By Stephanie Sparrow. Coaching interventions can be a leap of faith. More...20 November 2007 07:00
Clive Johnson says many managers find coaching 'on the fly' too daunting and thus ignore opportunities to coach. He says that giving them appropriate training and support is the answer. Coaching is not just for pre-booked, one-to-one sessions. As a m More...20 November 2007 07:00
Personnel Today's coaching research, published back in June, showed that worryingly few companies measure the return on investment of coaching, despite spending a considerable proportion of their learning and development budgets on it every year. So w More...12 November 2007 12:00
According to Darren Shirlaw, founder of coaching and business consultancy firm Shirlaws, there are generational traits that trainers and coaches should bear in mind.
Builders (born before 1946): Prefer classroom-style learnin More...16 October 2007 00:00
Proceed with caution when you're hiring external coaches – effective regulation is still some way off. By Stephanie Sparrow.
"The days of buying in individual coaches are numbered." So says Sheridan Maguire, faculty coach for the School of Coaching More...16 October 2007 00:00
Large organisations will have their own coaching departments in the near future. That's the prediction of Darren Shirlaw, founder and head of business services company Shirlaws . Speaking at the recent launch of its corporate coaching service, he to More...28 September 2007 00:00
Executives who hire coaches directly, rather than going through human resources, pay far too much for their services.
Executive coaching supplier Acuity Coaching claims business coaches charge 40% more when commissioned directly by executives than More...28 September 2007 00:00
Author: Robert Biswas-Diener, with Ben Dean Price: £22.99 ISBN: 978-0-470-04246-5 From: John Wiley & Sons Contact: www.wiley.com
I opened this book with some trepidation, particularly when I read the author's introduction and his reference More...28 September 2007 00:00
Format: 2 DVDs, course leader's guide, group training workbook, self-study workbook, and PowerPoint presentation slides Price: £1,299 DVD rental £299; preview £40 From: Video Arts Contact: email@example.com
This year's survey on lear More...28 September 2007 00:00
Comic actor Rob Brydon appears in the latest Video Arts (VA) training package, which focuses on coaching skills.
Brydon, best known for alter ego Keith Barrett in Marion and Geoff , teams up with stand-up comic Will Smith (not the More...10 September 2007 09:27
Britannia Building Society has built a team of in-house coaches externally qualified by The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Ten employees at the organisation have been awarded a Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Co More...03 September 2007 15:05
Q As an HR director at a large, multinational organisation, I often have challenging conversations with people from across the business. Sometimes individuals become aggressive or defensive during these conversations and I’m concerned I’m not handling t More...03 September 2007 07:00