What makes a good internal coach?

Many businesses are keen to establish internal coaching capability, but what makes a good internal coach? Keith Nelson, Director of Coaching Programmes at the Møller Institute, suggests five important factors that leaders and HR directors who are responsible for developing internal coaching can take into consideration when identifying suitable individuals who have the potential to […]

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Inclusive Leadership – Unconscious bias and diversity in organisations

The business case for inclusive leadership, that is, organisational leadership that develops skills that encourage diversity in the workplace is unequivocal. Multiple studies show that handled correctly, diverse teams foster innovation, fuel market growth, challenge ‘group think’ and raise profitability. Instances of everyday bias abound. Did you know: Supermarket shoppers are more likely to buy […]

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Taking Coaching In-House

An increasing number of businesses want to create and establish coaching cultures to enable enhanced performance. But how best to go about it? Reliance upon external executive coaches is an expensive option, so many private and public sector organisations have developed internal coaching capacity. Keith Nelson explores the do’s and don’ts of developing coaching capability […]

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Rethinking Strategy

Business strategy has been a key subject discussed in most business literature over the past 50 years. In working with science and technology firms over the last 30 years, in particular on the formulation, development and execution of commercial strategy, I have worked with many of the tools and insights that were thought to be […]

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Leadership: Person or Purpose

Forget about romanticised and heroic leaders. Today’s leadership, says Georgia Sorenson, is all about purpose-led companies that are organised or branded around an idea. This article was featured in EMD Focus Issue 1, Vol: 12 Both the quest for the perfect leader – be it “the romance of the leader” followed shortly in the literature by “the romance of […]

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