Category: Coaching and Mentoring


I was wrong about Coaching (Part 4/7)

Coaching and Mentoring– might be for me At the introduction of the NPQML I was adamant that Coaching and Mentoring had to be defined, polarised, or one of the terms was not needed. In reflection, this clearly showed a lack of understanding and receptiveness to new ideas, at that time, on my part. It is…
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31 Jan ’19 0

I was wrong about Coaching (part 3/7)

Coaching – not sure It started of as a series of five posts, but I split this one, so it now six. Results in the ICT Department had more than doubled. We had established a committed and stable team. I was promoted onto the Senior Leadership Team. I benefited from one-on-one time with the Head.…
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26 Jan ’19 0

I was wrong about Coaching (part 2/7)

Coaching – not sure it is for me? It was not until I asked to go on a Leadership Development course had I formally heard of ‘Coaching (and Mentoring).’ Day 1 of Leading from the Middle was almost nine years ago to the day (from when I initially drafted this post). There was a lengthy…
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25 Jan ’19 0

I was wrong about Coaching (Part 1/7)

I have captured my thoughts on coaching (and to a less degree mentoring) at various points in my teaching career, recorded here on the blog. Snippets here and there, segways and the occasional diversions within leadership post. Aligned articles, more general reading on leadership. There were eight more tangible encounters with Coaching and Mentoring. First,…
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24 Jan ’19 0