Apr 28 2016

What does the research say about managers coaching their employees?


This post is about BlessingWhite’s most recent research into coaching behaviours at work. The global study involved asking over 1000 employees about their views on the coaching actions they value. In addition it reports on the biggest barriers managers perceive they face when coaching their teams. Fraser Marlow, Head of Leadership and Research, BlessingWhite will be presenting …

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Mar 31 2016

Workplace Wellbeing Index & Happiness Study


With organisations increasingly focusing on employee wellbeing this post explores two things: a TED talk by Robert Waldinger in November 2015 about the key findings from the longest study of human happiness spanning over 75 years and the upcoming Workplace Wellbeing Index from Mind. The Harvard study of Adult Development followed two groups of 724 boys from …

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Mar 08 2016

International Women’s Day 2016


As today is International Women’s Day (IWD) 2016 we have a link to an article by EY on the results of one of the global studies they ran in partnership with The Peterson Institute for International Economics. The data from their survey of almost 22,00 organisations across 91 countries found that most countries had not …

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Mar 01 2016

Leadership and the importance of getting good sleep


Today’s post is a summary of an article by McKinsey on the importance of getting good sleep. They argue that sleep deprived brains lose the ability to make accurate judgments because neuroscience has shown that the prefrontal cortex doesn’t do well without sleep. In their leadership research (2015), cited in the article, McKinsey found a …

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Feb 23 2016

The future workplace – what will it look like?

This post is a summary of the key points raised by author Jeanne Meister of Future Workplace in Blessing White’s webinar The Future of Leadership: Preparing for the Future Workplace aired in January this year. You can watch the hour-long webinar and download the slides here. The themes raised are based on research (cited on the …

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Feb 02 2016

Leadership qualities – an infographic


In this world where we are constantly bombarded with information sometimes it’s nice to have something that is simple in its approach and that’s why this week we have chosen this cartoon infographic about leadership qualities from CMOE. There’s no rocket science here but it does simply remind us of some of the key characteristics successful leaders demonstrate consistently …

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Jan 26 2016

Immunity to Change – facing your fears for sustainable personal change


In my previous posts on the Immunity to Change (ITC) model, I explained how to create an Improvement Goal that will provide the focus for over-turning your immunity to change and also how to use the X-Ray map to audit which of your behaviours that may be working against you achieving your Improvement Goal. In this final post, …

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Jan 19 2016

Immunity to Change (ITC) Model and the X-Ray Map


In my last post, I explained how to create an Improvement Goal that will provide the focus for over-turning your immunity to change. In this post, I explore the second step of the process and its importance in the overall coaching arc. The coaching arc is a series of exercises that aim to over-turn the …

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Jan 15 2016

Immunity to Change – creating an “Improvement Goal”


This is the second in a series of posts written by Trevor Cousins on the Immunity to Change Model   In my last post, I outlined an approach to change developed at Harvard University that is called Immunity to Change. In this post, I will introduce you to the first step of the process: creating an ‘Improvement …

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Jan 07 2016

Immunity to Change Model – working on adaptive change


The following post is written by one of our Associate Coaches Trevor Cousins and is the first part of a series about adaptive personal change using the Immunity to Change Model.   Happy New Year! As we enter 2016 and the light starts slowly to return, many millions of us will look forward and think …

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