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  • Pierson Stratford
  • 03 November 2016

Supervision – ensuring the health and well-being of the coach

When addressing the issue of coaches’ health and well-being, Tatiana Bachkirova,  observes that: “There are also specific features of the working conditions of external professional coaches and of coaches internal to organisations that emphasize the need for looking after oneself as an instrument. Independent coaches often take as many assignments as come their way….. Internal […]

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  • Pierson Stratford
  • 18 October 2016

Team Coaching – the key to maximising team performance

“To create a high-performance team, we must replace typical management activities like supervising, checking, monitoring, and controlling with new behaviours like coaching and communicating.” Ray Smith CEO, Bell-Atlantic It’s a fact – team coaching helps your teams maximise their potential, which in turn maximises your business performance.  Teams are the force that drive the success of […]

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  • Pierson Stratford
  • 07 October 2016

Developing internal coaching capability – it’s the new black

Developing internal coaching capability – it’s the new black There is no doubt that having a different type of conversation in today’s modern business world can bring fantastic results. What form that takes and how it evolves, is down to each business to discover for themselves. The number of organisations developing an internal coaching capability […]

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  • Pierson Stratford
  • 07 October 2016

How does coaching improve engagement and motivation?

How does coaching improve engagement and motivation? How often have your appraisals/ personal development reviews (PDR) focused on issues and challenges rather than on the individual’s personal and professional development?  Do you find time on a day-to-day basis to talk to staff about their issues, challenges and opportunities? Developing your managers’ coaching skills often results […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 21 September 2016

Coaching Skills for Leaders – more than just for staff development?

Why do businesses invest in developing coaching skills for leaders? According to the 2016 Ridler report 81% of the employers surveyed, quoted “making coaching more accessible when needed” as a key driver of the decision to develop an internal coaching resource. It seems that the majority of organisations see coaching as a means of staff development. [...]
  • Pierson Stratford
  • 14 September 2016

Why coaching skills for leaders improves presence and impact

Authority, Presence and Impact are the three elements of Hawkins API model. All of them make a big difference in performance. All are affected by coaching skills for leaders. Just defining what these terms mean can help us tweak how we present ourselves at work. This will often shift our results and outcomes in a […]

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