Alex Ferguson: The greatest leader of all time.

Is Alex Ferguson the greatest leader of all time? Well this is the opinion of a Harvard Business School Professor and former Prime Minister Tony Blair. In a fascinating documentary, Nick Robinson, BBC correspondent, reported on Sir Alex’s leadership as he presented to students at London Business School (LBS) with Professor Anita Elberse.

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Global Coaching Tribe

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is celebrating its 20 year anniversary. Happy birthday, ICF! From a standing start in 1995, this leading professional body has grown to be 25,000 members across 121 countries; impressive growth by anyone’s standards. As part of the 20-year celebrations, the EMEA region has organised a series of over thirty autumn events across Europe,

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Who sees the change after leadership coaching – not me!

In an interesting article in the September 2015 edition of the International Coaching Psychology Review, Doug MacKie describes the perceived impact of coaching assessed using 360-degree feedback before and after coaching. The results found a significant difference in perceived transformational leadership behaviour after coaching, however, this was assessed differently based on the level of rater within the organisation.

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Leadership Lessons from Volkswagen: The Journey from Warrior to King

Inspired by its use in my Vistage CEO advisory board, I have recently been working with the four leadership archetypes detailed in Robert Moore and Doug Gillette’s book, ‘King, Warrior, Magician, Lover’. In particular, as a group, we have been reflecting upon the transition from the warrior to the King archetype.

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Like a compass or an arrow? Part 2 – directive versus non-directive coaching

I would like to thank Angela Dunbar for the insightful blog last week on non-directive coaching, introducing the notion of the ‘arrow or compass’. In this week’s blog I respond and build on Angela’s ideas and the value of the arrow.



Like a compass or an arrow? Directive versus non-directive coaching (part1) – Angela Dunbar guest blog.

It is a pleasure to feature a guest blog from Angela Dunbar. In July, I attended Angela’s session “Directive, non-directive and clean coaching; whose direction is it anyway?” at the Coaching at Work conference in London. I was intrigued by the session title and wondered how similar or different our approaches are.

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