coaching

The manager as coach: tuning into and exploring metaphors with clean language

By Elisabeth Goodman, 16th December 2020 I had the opportunity to attend Judy Rees’ Metaphorum annual digital conference this year as a volunteer co-organiser. Now in it’s fifth year, and unlike many conferences that have been organised this year, Metaphorum has always operated on a digital platform. It was fascinating to see all the ground-breaking …

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Giving feedback from a mindset of positive intent

By Elisabeth Goodman, 30th November 2020 Giving and receiving feedback is a challenging skill There’s a lovely question in a variation of a 360 degree feedback tool that I share with my coaching clients: “What one thing could I change for my own benefit?” Barefoot Coaching, 2020 This is one of five questions in a …

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The manager as coach: an overview of resilience

By Elisabeth Goodman, 27th September 2020 neither endurance nor unqualified positivity Resilience is something of a buzzword at the present time, and yet there are some misunderstandings of what it is about. As my Barefoot Coaching tutor, Diane Hanna (2020) reminded me in a recent group supervision session, it’s not about just gritting your teeth …

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From alpha to beta and back again – 21st century leadership

By Elisabeth Goodman, 14th September 2020 Expanding established leadership models I referenced Dr Jeffrey Hull’s FIERCE model of leadership in an earlier blog (Flexing your leadership style for greater inclusivity, inspiration and impact) after hearing him speak at a conference in June. I have since read Hull’s book (2019), and found that it both expands …

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The manager as coach: micro-management, empowerment or ownership?

By Elisabeth Goodman, 7th August 2020 I hear a lot about micro-management in my work with managers and team members: managers worrying that they are being too directive and “hands on” but finding it difficult to delegate with confidence. Individuals frustrated that they don’t have the level of autonomy that they would like. And I …

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The manager as coach: helping your team find new meaning

By Elisabeth Goodman, 6th July 2020 The pandemic is by no means over, and everyone is experiencing it in different ways and at different paces. Whether your team has just kept going, somehow, or is only just beginning to emerge into a different way of working, two articles in the latest issue of Harvard Business …

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Flexing your leadership style for greater inspiration, inclusivity and impact

By Elisabeth Goodman, 1st July 2020 My copy of the July-August issue of Harvard Business Review has arrived and it includes a great read about power in leadership (Long Lingo and McGinn 2020) that dovetails nicely with one of the presentations at the recent “Coaching in the Workplace” conference (Hull 2020). The days of control …

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Fostering individual and team learning from outside our comfort zones

By Elisabeth Goodman, 27th June 2020 I enjoyed my first experience of “Coaching in the Workplace, 2020” this week: a joint conference by the Association for Coaching and the Institute of Coaching, delivered this year through a digital platform. I learned about more than can be covered in just one blog, but was particularly drawn …

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The manager as coach: helping others find their goal

By Elisabeth Goodman, revised 11th June 2020 (Originally posted as “Developing your coaching skills as a manager” 18th January 2017) Helping people perform at their best – where to start? We teach coaching skills in  RiverRhee’s Introduction to Management  course and also in Coaching Skills for Managers. We also apply these skills ourselves as coaches. …

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Giving feedback – making informed choices about intention vs impact

By Elisabeth Goodman, 12th March 2020 Professor Yeun Joon Kim and Junha Kim feature in an interview in the latest issue of Harvard Business Review (Meeker, A. 2020).  Their conversation, based on a study in a Korean health-food company, and amongst students at a North American university suggests that feedback might have a different impact …

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