More and more organisations are engaging coaches to bring out the best in their managerial staff. In a recent article in Business Report, Jo Hazelhurst writes of the benefits of coaching- especially for senior and chief executives. Significantly, the Global Coaching Client Study released in June by the International Coach Federation reported a huge 700 % average return on investment for coaching people at the top of the firm.
“Can you teach an old dog new tricks?” asks Singapore based Pratap Nambiar in his blog Thought Perfect. Pratap is the Founder and Chief Executive of Thought Perfect Pte Ltd. This catchy phrase has been debated in HR and performance improvement circles for decades. What is the power of learning? Can people really change their behaviours? Can you make change stick? Continue reading »
For many of my generation, David Ogilvy was the last word in advertising. He was quite easily the biggest advertising guru of his time. Mr. Ogilvy has been dead for over a decade now, so I was very interested to see an article by Patricia Sellars in Fortune about David Ogilvy’s best advice for business.
Many raised their eye brows when Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro announced about a year ago that the Indian IT giant would henceforth have not one but two CEOs. Has the experiement worked? So it seems from this interview with Girish Paranjpe and Suresh Vaswani in the Economic Times. Continue reading »
What I like about lists and rankings is that they point you to an amazing variety of blogs which are worth looking at- if not actually tracking. A list I have seen for sometime now is the “Fistful of Talent/HR Capitalist Talent Management Power Blog Rankings”. Version 4.0 came out a few days ago. Have a look at the Top 25.
I am delighted to host the Carnival of HR on August 5, 2009. Started by the Evil HR Lady, back in 2007, the Carnivals have been a lot of fun over the years giving readers an impressive amount of information from many diverse bloggers. If you would like your blog post to be featured, send me a mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who has the responsibility for choosing a coach for the CEO? Is it the CEO himself/herself? Is it the Board that sees this need in the first place? This and other aspects of how important coaching has become to CEOs comes out in Ray William’s post ” Why Every CEO Needs A Coach” in the Financial Post. Continue reading »