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Laura Ashley-Timms and other members of the team at Notion share their insights, thoughts, views and ideas with you about coaching, engagement, improving performance and creating dynamic cultures at work... as well as any great ideas they come across of best practise in the business world.. Enjoy!

Are You Future Ready?

Are You Future Ready?

 As we approached the end of the year, many of us sought the comfort of millennia old traditions that have become important to us over time. Whatever they may be, these cathartic experiences and events can help us to say goodbye to the year behind us and to process what has gone before.

This ‘rounding off’ process offers us a welcome opportunity to enjoy the status quo before moving into an unknown New Year – but just for a moment.


How Operational Coaching can Beat the Productivity Crisis

How Operational Coaching can Beat the Productivity Crisis

Productivity is a critical issue threatening the future competitiveness of the UK economy.

In fact, recent government figures highlighted the biggest gap between the UK and other leading western economies since records began in the early 1990’s. 

 
How To Step Up Strategically

How To Step Up Strategically

Unbounded self-confidence, technical excellence and a strong operational prowess are characteristics that can help high potential employees rise to the echelons of the Senior Management Team.

But, with such talent reaching the senior team why is it that Executive failure rates can rocket to as much as 75%? 

It appears that the skills that have so loyally served Senior Managers in the past are betraying them at the next level.

So what is happening?
Executive Coaching Doesn't Have to be a Headache

Executive Coaching Doesn't Have to be a Headache

An estimated $1bn is spent on coaching in the US every year and in 2016 73% of blue chip organisations reported that they were increasing their spending on coaching.

With some of the most applauded companies leading the way, it is patently clear that organisations are now recognising how executive coaching can help unleash and leverage their leadership talent for competitive gain. 

But the UK seems to be lagging behind.

Why?

 

Is Coaching a Dirty Word?

Is Coaching a Dirty Word?

Although a relatively modern phenomenon, coaching has reached the mainstream in organisational life.

Often confined to the C-suite and used sparingly as a performance intervention, there is an air of mystery about what coaching is exactly.

Unsurprisingly, when coaching appears on the learning and development agenda, it can be received with scepticism and distrust. So, perhaps coaching IS a dirty word.

To find out, we surveyed over 700 organisations and asked them what coaching meant to them.

How To Break Down Barriers to Change

How To Break Down Barriers to Change

If there’s one thing that binds us all and that also affects the current business environment, it’s the staggering pace of change that we’re all having to deal with. Not only is the technology that we’re all using evolving at a frightening pace, but the rate at which the competitive landscape is changing means that we’re all constantly affected by change.