Forget the gadgets and “lifehacks” to increase productivity, research shows that managers need to become coaches to get the best out of their employees. Coaching means many things, from simply listening to staff, to helping them set personal goals or understand the company’s objectives. When employees understand the business goals, they can make their own decisions and […]
Do you hire a mechanic to service your car? Do you have a personal trainer or go to a gym to workout? Do you call a plumber if your tap is leaking? Or are you like thousands of other small business owners who decide to Do It Yourself with these tasks. After all how hard […]
From Fortune 500 CEOs to Hollywood starlets to Oprah, people are performing better, making smarter decisions and reaching new heights in areas such as work, finance, relationships and health, all thanks to coaches. Executive coaching is defined by the International Coach Federation as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them […]
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. […]
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 […]
In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle discusses the importance of leaders having a sounding board.
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. […]