Category: Coaching and Mentoring

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Coaching for schools – Well Cathedral School

As Jackie Arnold highlights in Chapter 19 of Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Workplace, “Organisational approaches to coaching” fall into three broad categories. Centralised and structured Organic and emergent Tailored middle ground Following my visit to Wells Cathedral School, Somerset, and meetings with Head of School, Dr Andy Kemp and Coach Graham Norris, I…
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21 Feb ’19 0

Coaching skills for leaders (part 3)

After Clean Language, the later chapters of Jackie Arnold’s book are broader and more organisational, linking to the Level 5 ILM course. Just two snippets. If you continue to regard your coachee as having the ability to learn and grow and allow them to create their own plans, you should not misuse your leadership role…
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16 Feb ’19 0

Coaching skills for leaders (part 2)

The second half of the course reading ‘Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Workplace’ – Jackie Arnold has already highlighted a line of personal enquiry – Clean Language. Which connects with a second area of interest, supporting teacher professional development and ‘The Discipline of Noticing,’ – an approach towards noticing possibilities for acting differently in…
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16 Feb ’19 0

Listening to promote their thinking

The quality of your listening will establish the quality of their thinking. Now there is a comment worth considering. I picked up this thought from Jackie Arnold’s book on Coaching. The importance of effective listening was raised in a conversation with Dr Paul Browning last March when discussing the development of trust within an organisation.…
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14 Feb ’19 0

Coaching skills for leaders

Halfway through the course reading Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Workplace – Jackie Arnold @jackiearnold I thought it may be worth just capturing my reflections and sharing one or two highlights. As you would hope, Jackie Arnold , provides a clear and practical outline of mentoring and of coaching. She looks at the different…
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13 Feb ’19 0

Short termism

Twice this week I have spoken about the short termism in education and personal leadership development. How education is time-pressured and as a result we water the crown and not the roots. In both conversations, I have referred to the leaky boat dilemma. So here it is. When the boat is taking on water, bailing…
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11 Feb ’19 0