There have been many posts on Executive Coaching in the past in this blog. I love to read about the experience of others in the field and get new perspectives as the years go by. I have always had deep admiration for the work of Dr. Kenneth Blanchard and I still recall the very informative and educative discussions I had when I visited Blanchard in San Diego many years ago. Continue reading
In your time you must have come across many executive coaches. Not all of them have similar backgrounds. One key difference is that some have backgrounds in psychology while others may not.
Would there be any difference between psychologists and non-psychologists as coaches? This question is answered by Ken Novack in his blog post ” Do Psychologists Make Better Executive Coaches? “. What do you think? Continue reading
While many professions take a beating in a recession, executive coaching seems to be one which is on the upswing even in a down economy. I guess the sheer importance of making every opportunity for business count and the possibility of getting left behind drive companies and individuals alike to use executive coaches in tough times.
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
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
One thing is for sure. Bad times don’t last forever. The recession that has hit people all over the world has changed the way people think. Peter Roche, Executive Coach and Founding Partner of The London Perret Roche Group has an interesting post ” What Do You Want To Be When The Recession Is Over?”
Remember a time when coaching was primarily aimed at those who were looking for help to perform? Things are changing as a tough economic situation around us makes performance at work come at a greater premium. We see coaching becoming increasingly popular across a wider spectrum of clientele.