Developing higher levels of "Emotional Intelligence" (mastery in the collection of social, interpersonal, self-awareness. leadership and self-management skills) has been proven to be the single most powerful thing you can do to advance your career, professional and personal relationships, and overall happiness. If you are struggling in some of your key relationships , or simply want to master your interpersonal or leadership skills, learn more about what is possible through professional coaching. More on Emotional Intelligence
Our memory and power of recall detriorates rapidly if we do not reinforce what we have learnt. Garry Platt looks at the implications for training design and delivery. In 1895 Herman Ebbinghaus published some fascinating research which many people in the training community diligently ignore or are simply unfamiliar with. This is strange as it has significant and direct implications on how we design and then deliver learning, training or development.
Susan Askew and Eileen Carnell explore how coaching can support learning within the organisation. This article presents ideas about the importance of coaching in supporting professional learning. The premise underlying this approach is that the role of the coach is to support people’s learning at work. The central issue addressed is how we learn, and how we can facilitate the learning of others.
This article appreared in People Matters - November 1, 2011 issue. It carries my views on the field of coaching in India at present and the future trends which may be seen in the industry. Would be happy to recieve your comments. How matured is the concept of ‘executive coaching’ in India? I would say it is still in a very nascent stage. Though there has been substantial growth in the last 2 years and while there are no ready figures, my guess is that we have seen a growth of 30-40 percent.
The traditions of mentoring in organisations may be worthwhile but, warns Judith Germain, may doing more harm than good. There are a number of research projects that show that the more engaged employees are the bigger the productivity increase. Research also shows that there is around 20% of the workforce out performing their peers. So it can seem to be good economic sense to have the 20% as engaged as possible. Often this is the focus of succession plans and internal mentoring schemes.
”Everyone Needs a Mentor” Invitation. ”Everyone Needs a Mentor”. En konference om mentorskabets muligheder. set i forhold til køn, kultur og karriere. Hovedtaler ... www.vardekommune.dk/ media(2185,1030)/ Everyone_Needs_a_Mentor_-_konference_SDU_6._oktober_2007.pdf
John Whitmore has received the President's Award from the International Coach Federation in recognition for his work in the coaching field. He consults and lectures widely on coaching and teamworking for business with Performance Consultants International (www.performanceconsultants.com). He has written five books on sports, leadership and coaching of which Coaching for Performance is the best known, having been translated into over 20 different languages. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>