Want to know how to coach your people? Worried you don't have the answers? Here are seven top tips on how to do it well and get the best out of your staff.
What are you at work – a coach, a counsellor or a mentor? This article takes a brief look at these three very different roles and explains why it’s critical that you understand what you’re doing. The words coaching, mentoring and counselling are used very freely in management today. But they mean different things to different people. At best, these words mean someone is trying to help; at worst, it… read more →
elle is a bespoke coaching and networking programme developed by The Legacy List (now Foundation for Future London) in collaboration with Leaders Lab to inspire the next generation of women creative leaders in East London. The first phase ran between October 2014 and April 2015 and was supported by Birkbeck University of London and individual sponsors connected with the arts known as elle pioneers. It is now over nine months… read more →
A recent client we worked with is a premium property brand that helps their clients buy, sell, let and rent all over the world. The directors had identified that there were some Heads of Office who, although effective in producing results, tended to do this by their own sales efforts, without necessarily harnessing the skills and efforts of their team members as effectively as they might. The directors were convinced… read more →
Here’s an insightful post from Tamsen Garrie of en-act.co.uk on the differences between coaching and mentoring and the roles they can both play towards enhancing your business success: None of us have the full tool kit required to start, develop and run a business. The energy, attitude and skills required to get one off the ground are quite different to those required to manage a business that’s already established. Think… read more →
A natural consequence of believing leadership myths 1 and 2 – that it requires special qualities, skills, expertise and knowledge to be a leader today – is that there appears to be a shortage of the right kind of people. Andif you believe that leadership is scarce, you will naturally constantly struggle to find a sufficient supply of capable leaders. However real this might seem to you, just consider that… read more →
Beverly Landais discusses the concept that there can be a virtuous circle of connection between people and an organisation, where peak performance can be reached and maintained for longer. We all want to be noticed. People crave recognition and appreciation. In a world that is too busy, and cluttered with an assault of sensory experiences, the simple things count. A smile as someone passes you by in the street. A… read more →
Many executive coaches offer telephone coaching to their clients, and it can be very effective. If time and place are an issue it is often very helpful to be able to have a telephone call with your coach. But from a personal point of view, I far prefer working with my clients face-to-face whenever possible. Arguably Skype works for most meetings, but it’s not a great option for me for… read more →