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Executive coaching losing its gloss

Brian Amble | 20 June 2007

Executive coaching might have passed its peak of popularity, according to a new survey, with a third of organizations calling on coaches less frequently now than they did in the past.

Coach or cowboy?

Nic Paton | 05 June 2007

British businesses spend a fortune on coaching for their staff, yet two thirds believe coaching has become riddled with cowboys and the same proportion never measure whether their money is being spent wisely.

Marshall Goldsmith on executive coaching

Des Dearlove & Stuart Crainer | 01 May 2007

Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world's best known – and best paid – executive coaches, talks to Des Dearlove about his coaching philosophy and how he helps successful leaders get better.

Coaching hits the corporate mainstream

Brian Amble | 24 January 2007

Coaching has hit the corporate mainstream as a new survey finds that fully half of managers in the U.S. have received some sort of coaching in the workplace in recent years

U.S best at grooming leaders of the future

Nic Paton | 04 January 2007

American corporations beat the rest of the world hands down when it comes to identifying and nurturing the leaders of the future, but there is still more they could do.

Fifth of women overlooked, as men get cream of the coaching

Nic Paton | 19 October 2006

Women executives often receive less coaching than their male counterparts, putting them at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to advancing their careers, a U.S study has concluded.

Older workers face backlash despite a wealth of experience

Nic Paton | 18 October 2006

Older workers are often unable to keep pace with new technology and are viewed increasingly negatively in many other areas. But according to a U.S. survey, they more than make up for this in other ways.

Chief executives do not trust HR to manage their talent

Nic Paton | 18 October 2006

As the West's workforce demographic changes, managing and retaining senior level talent is becoming an ever more important priority for CEOs. But they don't trust HR and personnel to get it right.

Shortage of talent leading to boom in boardroom coaches

Nic Paton | 14 September 2006

The growing number of executives being fired or retired in the U.S in the past three years has led to a boom in demand for specialists who can not only scout for talent boardroom talent, but also groom it.

Bosses blocking workers' careers

Nic Paton | 07 July 2006

Fewer than half of UK employees are happy with the way their careers are progressing, and many blame their boss for their lack of progress, according to new British research.

Minority employees receive less coaching

Brian Amble | 17 May 2006

Minority employees receive less executive coaching at many U.S. companies. That's according to a new survey of more than 3,000 senior HR executives by Boston-based consultants Novations Group.

Preparing for the top

Susan Bloch | 27 April 2006

You may be an outstanding manager, but that doesn't guarantee you can make it at the top. Making the move to an executive position needs careful preparation and an honest look at your skills and leadership style.

Managers shunning discretionary effort

Brian Amble | 09 January 2006

Almost a third of managers in the UK regard key discretionary elements of management such as coaching and developing staff as being outside the day-to-day remit of their jobs.

Workers waste month a year wrestling with unclear tasks

Nic Paton | 10 November 2005

British workers waste nearly a month each year struggling to keep up with demands placed on them for which they have not been given proper guidance, a study has suggested.

Executive coaching: coming of age?

Brian Amble | 28 October 2005

American companies spend more than $1 billion annually on executive coaching. Yet coaching remains a largely unregulated industry and one whose effectiveness is difficult to determine.

Managers expected to coach workers every day

Nic Paton | 09 August 2005

Almost three quarters of organisations now use mentoring schemes and nearly nine out 10 firms expect their managers to deliver coaching as part of their day-to-day work, according to a new survey.

Coaching: the secret weapon for better leadership

Alison Coleman | 15 July 2005

While formal education courses can equip business leaders for the more technical demands of their role, development of some of the vital softer skills of leadership often respond better to coaching.

Trust gap can't just be blamed on managers

Nic Paton | 17 June 2005

Trust is an emotion in shorter supply in Britain's workplaces than in the rest of the world, according to research published this week – but it is not necessarily all the fault of the current generation of managers.

Valuable advice

Robert Heller | 12 April 2005

Advice has become so institutionalised in recent years that it is one commodity that managers have in plenty. But it's not the advice that really matters – it's how you use it.

Parties challenged to address workplace issues in General Election

Nic Paton | 08 April 2005

The General Election campaign may have started in earnest, but not one of the main political parties has a coherent agenda for the workplace, according to the Work Foundation.

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