Posts Tagged ‘The Role of the Consultant/Coach’

Coaching in the workplace

The purpose of coaching is to help people change. In the work situation this is usually about improving performance. Beyond work it includes career and personal development and helping somebody make significant life changes. Real change is difficult for most people so the coach has a crucial but difficult role to fulfill. In this blog article we will look at different types of coaching, the skills and qualities required by the coach and the difference between directive and non-directive coaching. Types of coaching The most common types of coaching include: Executive coaching, which is targeted at developing those at the [...]

Posted by johnstein on October 29th, 2012 under High Performance Working, Management Development Tips, The Growth Manager Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

‘House of Lies’ puts the consultancy world in the spotlight

Do you know that the dark comedy ‘House of Lies’ is due to premiere on Sky TV on the 2nd October? Based on the bestselling book ‘How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell the Time’ – the series is A MUST SEE for business leaders not to mention anyone operating in the business consultancy or advisory world. SKY advertises the series focusing on the ‘con’ in consulting. Consultants across the country should take note. Many of them are about to be found out. If the series is as good as the book it will be fascinating to watch. Although a comedy, [...]

Posted by johnstein on September 17th, 2012 under The Role of the Consultant/Coach Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

What do companies look for from consultants?

New figures from the Chartered Management Institute show that nearly 300,000 managers – almost one in ten – walked away from their jobs in the 12 months to September 2011. The record figure, reported in the National Management Salary Survey 2012, was more than twice as many as the year before. That level of departure is indicative of a disillusioned workforce, and a challenging workplace. At first sight, it seems depressing. But with a coaching hat on, there is a positive spin to be put on this. A significantly high percentage of those leaving will be looking for a career [...]

Posted by johnstein on June 22nd, 2012 under Consulting Franchise, The Role of the Consultant/Coach Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments

Do you fancy a career as a consultant?

Outside of my role in building the winning formula business, I’m often asked what it’s like to be a self-employed consultant by people thinking of starting out on their own. How do I manage my time, and what do I do when? And how do I decide what to charge? The answer to all three questions is balance. My consultancy role splits into three parts. Delivering workshops, events and supporting clients with leadership coaching takes up half my time. That leaves one quarter for networking, attending shows, business development activities and finding prospective clients, and the final quarter for creativity, [...]

Posted by johnstein on March 2nd, 2012 under Consulting Franchise, The Role of the Consultant/Coach Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

New Year, new start – looking to jump ship?

Christmas is a fast fading memory, the turkey leftovers are long gone, and already New Year’s resolutions have been broken (if yours have, you’re not alone. Studies show that 25 per cent of resolutions are broken within the first week). But aside from broken promises, January brings a time for self-assessment – and not just the HMRC variety – for many of us. Having had time to dwell on frustrations at lack of prospects, boredom in unfulfilled roles or even an untimely redundancy, it’s small wonder that come January, many of us think it’s time for change. For people looking [...]

Posted by johnstein on January 27th, 2012 under Consulting Franchise, Entrepreneurship, The Role of the Consultant/Coach Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

Training in a Downturn – Luxury or Lifeline?

CIPD research recently revealed organisations have cut training budgets by an average of 52 per cent. And this at a time when many employees will jump ship if they get a better offer elsewhere. Therein lies the rub; no business with aspirations to grow can afford to lose good staff, nor can it afford to invest heavily in training.

Posted by Manager on January 13th, 2012 under CIPD, The Role of the Consultant/Coach Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments