WHAT WE THINK

Siân and Ian have been invited by a number of publications to submit articles relevant to individual & team coaching and other relevant issues. Some of these are reproduced below. .

Coaching the virtual team

Teamwork plays an increasingly vital role in organisational life….but how does a team based in five different locations and who predominantly use phone, tablet and screen to communicate develop what Prof. David Clutterbuck calls “situational team knowledge”, the almost intuitive interpretation of each other’s cues and intentions?   Read the rest of this article here     … Continued

Why Develop an Internal Coaching Culture?

  Culture, said management guru Peter Drucker, eats strategy for breakfast. However, according to author Jon Katzenbach, it is also possible for culture to become a secret weapon that makes extraordinary things happen. According to a 2014 International Coach Federation study, 65% of employees from companies with strong coaching cultures rated themselves as being highly … Continued

Stuck in the Middle with You

…Leaders, says David Kolzow in his book ‘Leading from Within’, are just ordinary people with extraordinary determination. Makes you think, doesn’t it?…. Read more here  

Building a thriving successful team

  …Some people double down on their existing perspectives and beliefs, trying to apply outdated solutions ever more frantically. Others make the leap to a new perspective that allows them to seek solutions that were previously unavailable…. Read more here                

Think again….

…Most people are doing a second job; spending time and energy covering up their weaknesses, managing other people’s impressions of them, showing themselves to their best advantage, hiding their inadequacies. Read more here

A good leader is a good coach

    …Achieving real alignment where strategy, goals, and meaningful purpose reinforce one another, gives an organisation a major advantage because it has a clearer sense of what to do at any given time, and it can trust people to move in the right direction…. Read more here                 … Continued

Passing the business baton…

…Many individuals find out that not paying enough attention to the personal detail around the succession process can really damage the legacy they want to leave within an organisation… Read more here  

Take time to think.

“I’ve never really thought about being overly targeted when deciding where the bulk of my management energy ought to be invested. But when I begin to really reflect more deeply on what I’m doing with my time and energy,I can see that I need to bring a lot more focus to bear on four hugely … Continued

An honest opinion.

“So when you look at this analysis of your individual inputs into the meeting that’s just finished,what is it saying to you? What do you feel it is highlighting about your team processes? What is it saying about your team relationships?” Sian is on a roll here and the feedback session is beginning to get … Continued

A meeting of minds.

The average professional will spend somewhere in the region of 90,000 hours at work in his or her lifetime. Spending some time cultivating a respectful and productive working environment is therefore an undoubtedly wise investment… Download the full pdf here