Coaching and Mentoring – A CIMA Overview

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) produce a range of 'Topic Gateways' which are intended as a refresher or introduction to topics of interest to their members and others involved in the practical application of finance within organisations. This Topic Gateway explores the difference, parallels and applications of coaching and mentoring within a financial environment. […]
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Stress – A Quick Guide

It is well recognised that stress reduces employee well-being and that excessive or sustained work pressure can lead to stress. Occupational stress poses a risk to most businesses and compensation payments for stress-related injuries are rising. It is important to meet the challenge by dealing with excessive and long-term causes of stress. This quick guide gives introductory […]
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Sounding Board

In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle discusses the importance of leaders having a sounding board.
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Changing Workplaces Call For A New Type of Leader

Developing effective and empowered leaders is one of the most important things an organization can do to ensure the successful accomplishment of its goals, whatever they may be. That’s because leadership influences nearly all aspects of a business, such as the selection, engagement, and retention of talent, customer loyalty, and overall brand perception and influence. […]
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Coach, Mentor or Instructor?

What is the difference between being a coach, mentor or instructor - and does it really matter? Well, Coaching focuses on helping individuals get into immediate action while addressing barriers and support they may need to get moving quickly. Mentoring involves guiding someone seeking to master a particular field that you have already mastered. Instructing tends […]
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What Can We Learn From The 7 Leaders of the 21st Century?

This article by Paul Russell, co-founder and director of Luxury Academy London explores what we can learn from the key lessons learned by seven well-known 21st-century leaders. The leaders identified are an eclectic mix - one of whom you might not have considered as fulfilling a traditional leadership role before now. 1. Warren Buffet on mistakes […]
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Learning Point: Understanding When to Coach and When Not to Coach

Coaching should be thoughtfully and carefully applied or not done at all. All over the world, leaders are using coaching to gain a competitive edge. But does coaching solve every problem one might encounter in the workplace? No. It’s not a panacea. Determining when coaching is a good investment can be challenging. Consider the following […]
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