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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Book Reviews: All The Leader You Can Be

The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence Numbers seem to be important in the leadership game—10 qualities (or is it nine?) that make a great leader, 12 things you can do, or seven steps you can take. Suzanne Bates and William Macaux have a number, too: “15 qualities of executive presence.” But the important number […]
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Leadership Principles at Amazon

This is what Amazon boasts about their Leadership - it may inspire you to consider how you have defined your own Leadership Principles! Our Leadership Principles aren’t just a pretty inspirational wall hanging. These Principles work hard, just like we do. Amazonians use them, every day, whether they’re discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on […]
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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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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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Watch & Learn: 7 Inspiring TEDTalks For Coaches

The link below takes you to seven TEDTALKS that are sure to provoke thought for coaches.   They are divided up into a week of TEDTALKS for Curious Coaches. The Co-Founder of TPI, Dave Phillips, once said that he made a habit of watching one TEDTALKS on his iPad every night before bed.  We encourage you […]
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