Coaching and pilgrimage – what’s the link?
My son returned last week tired but happy from walking the last stretch of the Camino of Santiago di Compostella with his youth group. The ‘camino’ or ‘Way of St James’ is a 500 mile long walking pilgrimage route that’s inspired seekers since the Middle Ages. It had become fairly dormant but since the 1980s its popularity has grown, though these days it’s commonly taken as a secular pilgrimage – you can watch this video about the camino to find out more. Continue reading “Coaching as Pilgrimage”
Is your organisation doing enough to develop the next generation of leaders?
New research published in the Ashridge Management Index shows that many managers (48%) don’t think enough is being done to develop the skills and experiences of younger managers. As well as specific targeting of future leaders, the report recommends that there should be higher levels of investment in learning and development for teams and senior managers. Clearly, though there have been improvements, there is still work to be done in meeting the challenge of building organisations which value learning and development and appreciate the long term positive impact it has upon the financial bottom line. Continue reading “Addressing Leadership Shortfall”
I’ve had a full week. I’m a community governor at the local primary school where I’ve spent about 12 hours since Monday. I’m also co-chair of an educational charity; that’s taken another day out of an already busy schedule. All unpaid; more than once I’ve caught myself asking: Why do I do it? After all, I also run a business and need to make a living. Continue reading “Coaching and Positive Psychology”
Organisations need people who are engaged and motivated; especially during an economic downturn.
Many studies show that engaged employees are good for organisations. According to the Corporate Leadership Council, employees with lower engagement levels are four times more likely to leave their jobs. Engaged employees are also more productive and contribute more to profits. Studies found that the organizations with highly engaged employees achieved twice the annual net income of organizations with less engagement. Continue reading “Employee engagement – seven tips for success”
In the wake of the financial crisis the media spotlight has been increasingly on unethical behaviour in organisations. We’ve seen trust in leaders unravel and a crisis of confidence in institutions of all shapes and sizes. Society is calling for more responsible leadership and demanding that companies and individuals act with integrity.
Continue reading “Redefining Success – Coaching for Responsible Leadership”