Yearly Archives: 2011

Creating the environment for career alignment

Creating the environment for career alignment In my researches into succession planning, one of the aspects I am exploring is how HR can build an environment, where honest, well-informed and continuous conversations about career opportunities can take place. Here are …

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Second wave coaching and mentoring

Second wave coaching and mentoring In the recent years and particularly in the past 18 months or so, many organisations have been taking a close look at the way they approach coaching and mentoring. They are driven by two reasons. …

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Questions about questions

Questions about questions If there is a question a coach can ask that qualifies as the most irritating to clients, it would surely be: “If you did have the answer, what would it be?” It’s probably ingrained, like the writing …

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It’s official – talking to yourself is good for you

It’s official – talking to yourself is good for you Talking to oneself is both more common and more useful than we expect. Studies at the University of Nevada suggest that up to 80% of our mental experiences relate to …

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Time to trade in HR Bling?

Time to trade in HR Bling? In recent decades, HR has accumulated a fearsome array of processes and procedures, all meant to make it more effective in supporting organisations and more respected for doing so. New methodologies are embraced enthusiastically, …

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Mentoring in acquisitions and mergers

Some years ago, a company, which I was chairman of, acquired its next largest rival at a time when the whole sector was in severe difficulties. The merged company survived and eventually flourished, while many other companies in the sector …

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