Tag Archives: #leadership

The difference between Mentoring and Coaching

The terms “mentoring” and “coaching” are often used interchangeably, but while there is some overlap between the two, they represent very different practices in the areas of career, leadership and professional development. The confusion is not helped by the abundanceRead More ›

Debating Board Diversity: Part 2 – From Thought to Culture

Where is the debate on board diversity heading?  In Part 1, we took issue with the current (albeit understandable) focus on gender representation, which we argued risks narrowing the discussion. In this concluding article, we offer some other perspectives onRead More ›

Debating Board Diversity: Part 1 – Challenging the Gender Bias?

Everyone talks about diversity in the boardroom – but could our use of labels actually narrow the debate?  One day it may be gender, the next it may be race, or even age; and if we dig deep enough weRead More ›

Coachability – What’s that all about?

Just as being change-ready is the first step in any change management process, being open to personal development is a prerequisite for effective coaching outcomes. “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to beRead More ›

Building a Leadership Pathway to Effective Directorship

Being a non-executive director is not just about turning up to board meetings and making sure that the governance processes are in good order. Effective directors must pursue a personal career development plan that enables them to perform at theirRead More ›

How do you define ROI on Coaching?

Our contemporary business environment, with the mantra of ‘do more with less’, naturally compels us to justify all costs to the business in terms of ROI. The use of ROI to measure investments in tangible assets such as plant andRead More ›

Coaching for Change

Even under the best of circumstances, organisational transformations can be challenging. Time is not the issue. Often, mergers, acquisitions and restructures are carefully planned and executed over a long period for reasons of governance and fiduciary requirements. Money is notRead More ›

Coaching for Leadership

A little while ago, there was some Gallup research, which amongst other things suggested that the corporate world is appallingly bad at capitalizing on the strengths of its people. Why would that be? Considering that for many organisations people costsRead More ›

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