I need my team to be more creative and innovative. Why doesn’t it work?

April 8th, 2019

Psychological safety is the fundamental requirement for people to be able to be creative, innovative and take risks. Patricia Bossons looks at what a coaching environment can do to promote this.   Under what circumstances do people learn best? How do we create a positive learning culture? When is it safe to be creative and […]

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Workplace Coaching: 6 Tips to Get You Started

March 7th, 2019

The role of a coach is extremely valued in sports, but for some reason that belief rarely extends to the workplace. In reality, coaching is just as essential in the workplace as it is on the field or court. Coaching empowers managers to support their employees in developing new skills, motivates staff and maximises their […]

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Building The Imagination Economy

January 22nd, 2019

The future, says Jane McCarroll, is Agile, as we all prepare to spend at least some of our working lives doing jobs we have never done before and which don’t even exist as yet. Let’s start with the C-word; collaboration. Or should I say c-words; connectors, communicators and coaches are what is needed to lead […]

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Working with Future Leaders

December 18th, 2018

Jane McCarroll offers tips and strategies to help your interns be successful and to help you develop your own leadership skills at the same time. My career started in retail. I studied at night, and worked in a music store by day. I was quickly promoted to manager and looking back at my early career, […]

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The Learning Economy

September 20th, 2018

A 2017 study delves deeply into corporate education and the learning and development that organisations are offering their senior and middle managers. It also looks at what those managers actually want in terms of learning and development. Human Resources managers and academics know that developing our people is one of the best ways to achieve company objectives […]

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Building my leadership bench-strength through coaching

June 6th, 2017

I read the other day about the demise of the phrase “work, life balance”. Now it’s just “life”. We only have one each, and I am keen to make the most of mine. As this is our annual leadership issue – I would like to tell you what I am doing to increase my own […]

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Coaching – the key to unlocking discretionary effort

June 3rd, 2017

In order for organisations to reach for the stars we must all be standing on our toes How do we unlock discretionary effort across our organisations so that through bringing out the best of themselves our people bring out the best in the organisations they work for? When I was researching this subject I tapped […]

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Retention with Intent

May 21st, 2017

Best intentions may not retain the cream of your team. Brendan Byrne looks to local and overseas trends for effective methods of retention. We’ve all seen a rising star leaving the business too soon. It hurt, and more than just financially. It takes time to build a pipeline of talent. You want it to pay […]

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