Coaching and Mentoring

Whether you are coaching for a specific workplace purpose or mentoring around someone's career goals, you will find here a range of articles from professional mentors and coaches.

  • Essential Coaching Skills

    by Leslie Allan AIMM MAITD

    Executive and workplace coaching is becoming increasingly commonplace in organizations today. Don't be fooled into thinking that anyone can be a coach. Leslie Allan shares 13 critical skills every coach must possess. Taking them onboard can prevent your coaching program from descending into disaster.

  • What Is Coaching?

    by David Rock

    Coaching is a commonly used term in the media, sports and business world. It is also a much misunderstood field with a diverse range of approaches. David Rock surveys the various approaches to coaching and distills what all forms of coaching share.

  • How Coaching Works

    by Jennifer McCoy

    How does coaching work and what qualifications and skills do professional coaches posses? Coaching is still an emerging field of professional practice. The good news is that there is a mature and continually improving set of principles and professional standards.

  • Seven Good Reasons Why You Should Set Up a Mentoring Program

    by Kerrie Mullins-Gunst

    Workplace mentoring has delivered substantial and real benefits for many organizations. In this article, Kerrie Mullins-Gunst outlines some thought provoking reasons for mentoring's success and offers some quick tips to help you get the most out of your mentoring program.

  • Choosing the Right Coach for Your Employees

    by Leslie Allan AIMM MAITD

    Providing employees with proper coaching can significantly boost productivity and job satisfaction. Yet, your choice of coach can make or break your coaching program. In this article, Leslie Allan helps you to explore your options when deciding who to engage as a coach in your workplace.

  • Executive Coaching – The Management Personal Trainer

    by Simon Osborne

    Simon Osborne discusses why coaching is a management tool that is increasingly being used by major corporations around the world. Find out how leading organizations use external coaches to meet the individual's specific development needs and deliver measurable improvements in productivity, customer service, cost reduction and profitability.

  • Turning Managers into Coaches – A New Trend in Organisations

    by David Rock

    The interest in coaching as a skill set for managers and as a driver for organisational success has been increasing dramatically in the last several years. In this article, David Rock discusses some issues that require careful consideration before embarking on a coaching initiative.

  • Coaching: The Language of Recognition

    by Chris Herrmann

    There is a profound difference between the 'manager as coach' and the 'manager as spectator'. Find out how the 'manager as coach' successfully uses employee recognition to boost performance.

  • Mentoring Programs for Professional Service Firms

    by Gayle Lantz

    It seems almost everyone can use a little something extra to help them increase their effectiveness or give them a competitive edge. Those in professional service firms are no exception; however, they do face unique challenges. With so much emphasis on billable hours for accountants and lawyers, how can they find the time to devote to personal development? Could asking for help demonstrate needed initiative or threaten credibility? Despite these challenges, more professionals are seeking mentors.

  • The Power of Coaching

    by Paul Duxbury

    Coaching is now one of the key concepts in leadership and management and increasing numbers of people who truly want to be successful are receiving coaching. This article discusses the reasons why coaching has become so popular.

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Note: Business Performance Pty Ltd actively encourages the sharing of information. However, the opinions expressed in the submissions below are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of Business Performance Pty Ltd.

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