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Coach as developer? 10 Replies

I tend to think of organisational development as rather a grand thing - changing a whole company, strategic, big intervention.And of coaching as rather a modest practice - one-to-one conversation, a…Continue

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Started by Paul Z Jackson. Last reply by John Evans Apr 17, 2019.

What is the future of coaching and mentoring - Oxford 10 June

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Finding the right coach or mentor 4 Replies

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Started by Paul Levy. Last reply by Paul Levy Nov 19, 2013.

Recommended writing about coaching... 3 Replies

What books, articles, blogs or other writing do you recommend about coaching, particularly as it relates to organisational development? What is useful, helpful, inspiring about it?Continue

Started by Paul Z Jackson. Last reply by Bengt Skarstam Dec 5, 2012.

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Comment by Victor West on August 2, 2016 at 3:23

From one minute manager-rationale for coaching by CEO equivalent-'I had taught the all I knew and it wasn't enough'. 

Comment by Helen Caton Hughes on March 23, 2015 at 7:01

Thanks for sharing that Pauline!  I remember going to listen to Tim Gallwey speak in London, back in the 1970s (he must have been working with Sir John Whitmore at the time) and he ran a workshop where we practiced questioning/listening skills.  He didn't call it 'coaching' at the time but I still value that day...

Comment by Pauline Willis on March 23, 2015 at 5:16

The original piece of work involved a structured research process of interviews, rather than relying on what had been published on the web and in print. This was conducted as the basis of PhD, so very interesting on a number of levels. 

Comment by Pauline Willis on March 23, 2015 at 5:07

Thanks Paul, there are of course gaps. However, histories are always tricky and Vikki has done a great job in getting this together. I am sure that she will welcome suggestions for the next update if anyone has any. Pauline 

Comment by Paul Z Jackson on March 23, 2015 at 4:58

Thanks Pauline, illuminating slideshow.

Comment by Pauline Willis on March 21, 2015 at 17:48
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Comment by Susan Margaret van Beveren on April 13, 2010 at 2:02
In my experience there is a distinct relationship between OD and coaching. I agree with one of the other comments that it is the systemic nature of OD that makes it complex and with a tendency to move through an organisation in an organic fashion. However, both consultancy at organisational level and coaching at the personal level are intentional activities that interact around the points of 'being stuck', or finding oneself / organisation at a point of 'not knowing'. The process is then to work with the client to reframe, to re-integrate and to re-align knowledge, experience, and the dynamic of vision for a future state that engages capacity and know-how in the present and takes it to the next step.

I will be interested to see how this discussion group develops! Thanks for the opportunity to engage!


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