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March 2000

In this issue:

Why Coaching is so Critical to the Future of Corporations
Steve Davis

How 360-Degree Feedback Turned My Life Upside Down
Timothy Bentley
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p. 2

Coaching:
The Missing Link in Process Engineering?

Cheryl Belles, p. 3


Seeing Systems:
Unlocking the Patterns of Corporate Life

Gail Gibson, p. 4


Today's Technology... Today
Butch Farley, p. 4

Calendar of Events

March 13-17, 2000
Corporate Coaching 2000 Conference, Toronto, Canada - for coaches and organizations interested in corporate coaching. For details or to register visit
www.coachulive.com

March 18, 2000
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
123 coach! A Day on Coaching,
London, England.
A day filled with coaching skills, practice building tips, interactive workshops, meeting and greeting your local community, and much more. Make your reservations soon! We only have room for 200 people. To register, email: carol@coachu.com

Millennium Coaching Offer An Opportunity is being provided through the support of hundreds of Coach U trained coaches who have volunteered to provide a month of free coaching at no obligation to anyone interested in receiving coaching. If you are interested in this offer, go to coachreferral.com for details.

more events...


Why Coaching is so Critical to the Future
of Corporations

Steve Davis

Joyce Gioia (pronounced joy-yah) and Roger Herman -- keynote speakers for the Corporate Coaching 2000 conference in Toronto this March -- are convinced that coaching will be key to the success of corporations in the future.

With competition for qualified workers intensifying, employers are beginning to shift their attention to their organizational cultures. They're becoming more concerned about building and maintaining the kind of culture that will attract, optimize, and retain the top talent they want and need.

That new culture is something called "lean and meaningful," say Herman and Gioia, co-authors of Lean & Meaningful. "Companies know they need to operate more efficiently, but they're still not sure what to do with the people side of the issue," they explain. "The old 'lean and mean' attitudes won't work with today's employees, and certainly won't work in the future."

Herman and Gioia assert that the successful employers of the future will emphasize meaningfulness in the next generation of their corporate cultures. "Meaningful work is increasingly important," they say, "along with a collaborative environment and attention to work-life balance. There will be more investment in family centeredness, flexibility, and personal and professional growth.    

 

They're finding that training managers to become coaches improves employee relations and this in turn, improves their ability to retain and grow good people.

Further, while workers were once told to leave their personal lives at home, enlightened managers are inviting the "whole person" to work. They know that to achieve the full potential of their people, the whole person must show up!

So coaching managers and employees on the human issues -- making space for their hearts and souls in the workplace -- not only improves retention, but also boosts creativity, productivity, and overall well-being.

Their program at Corporate Coaching 2000 offers a fascinating look into your future as a Coach, and how to position yourself to take full advantage of these dramatic changes.


Herman and Gioia own The Herman Group, a firm of Certified Management Consultants and trainers in Greensboro, NC. They share an interest and enthusiasm for the future and helping their clients position themselves for future success, and have authored many books in this area.

Please visit their website at www.herman.net for details.

Corporate Coaching 2000 takes place March 13-15, 2000. For more information visit www.coachulive.com

 

Articles in this issue:

Why Coaching is so Critical to the Future of Corporations
How 360-Degree Feedback Turned My Life Upside Down
Coaching: The Missing Link in Process Engineering?
Seeing Systems: Unlocking the Patterns of Corporate Life
Today's Technology

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