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Back to basics in the art of conversation

My current CIPD group are working on the module Supporting Individuals through Coaching and Mentoring. For most of them, new to the idea, they are dreading the practical element of their assignment which is to coach another person for 30 minutes. I have had to remind them that coaching is simply a conversation between two people where one is responsible for asking questions to enable the other to ...
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First time coaching….and trying too hard.

My CIPD students have recently completed a coaching module as part of their qualification.  One of my more enthusiastic students  is already trying to incorporate the ‘coach approach’ when dealing with some of her staff. However being a novice in coaching practice she was finding it difficult to adjust to the principle of enabling the coachee to solve their own issues.  "Most of my staff are bu...
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Coaching and mentoring – what does it take?

I've just started delivering the coaching and mentoring module for the CIPD level 3 Learning and Development to a lovely and enthusiastic group. Contrary to popular opinion among my students coaching is not an easy option but if delivered well can have a stunning impact on the recipient of the coaching.  There is far more to the role than just knowing your subject – although, if you don’t know ...
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