Resurrected by Meeting

I recently spoke to one my friends about the inevitable business companion – the meeting. He was complaining about how much time he was wasting every day running from one meeting to the next, and how some of his colleagues were using meetings as a platform for gossiping and moaning. Sounds dreadful, but it doesn’t […]

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

The Neuro-Linguistic Programming was invented in the 1970s by Richard Bandler, John Grinder and Frank Pucelik during their years at the University of California. Since then, many definitions of what NLP is have been put forward but here is the one, which can found in the Oxford English Dictionary: ‘’Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a model of […]

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (Step I)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a self-report questionnaire designed by Katherine Cook Briggs (1875-1968) and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers (1897-1980). They studied and build on the ideas of Carl Jung (1875-1961) and applied them to understanding people around them. Jung developed his ideas about personality type in an effort to explain the […]

Because I Said So

“How we went about testing these questions and what we found may astound you. Our planned two-week investigation into the psychology of prison life had to be ended after only six days because of what the situation was doing to the college students who participated. In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our […]

Feeling Like A Fraud

Last November, whilst living in New York, I went to an event on the key trends around performance management and how companies are addressing this topic within their organisations. The panel consisted of six speakers and I utterly enjoyed the debate. At the end of the evening, I went up to one of the speakers […]

Kolb’s Learning Cycle

David A. Kolb (LinkedIn) was born in 1939 and in a later life became an American educational theorist focusing on social psychology. He graduated from the Harvard University in 1967 and since then founded the US based Experience Based Learning Systems, INC. He is mostly known for identifying the four-stage learning cycle, as shown below: Concrete […]

S.I.M.P.L.E. Coaching Model

S.I.M.P.L.E. coaching model is one of the solution-focused approaches often used when working with some of the more complex problems. The model has been developed by two coaching practitioners Paul Z Jackson and Mark McKergow. These are the underpinning principles of the above model: Solutions not problems – is about encouraging a client to concentrate […]

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

I have been recently exploring the use of the Gestalt approach to coaching. The Gestalt therapy has been practiced since the 1950s, growing in its popularity in the 1960s when Edwin Nevis and Richard Wallen began using it in the management development programmes. The aim of the approach is to help an individual to discover, explore […]