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Nurtured Development

Yesterday morning, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour broadcast an interesting piece on the issue of when is it OK to leave your children alone at home. You can hear it here towards the beginning of the broadcast with Sarah Crown (Mumsnet Editor) & John Cameron (Head of Childline from the NSPCC). It’s a topic my wife & I … Continue reading

Coaching Nirvana

I sense that there has often been an almost singular imagining of what coaching should be in organisations. It’s held up as though it’s a physical place that we can all journey to. An end state. When we arrive at that place we will each find the same thing. It will be wonderful. In that … Continue reading

How do you shape up as “Manager as Coach” ?

Coaching is now very much an essential skill set for all leader-managers. Although it can help hugely, you don’t necessarily need to have a qualification, certificate or formal training to use your coaching skills. However, you do need both an understanding of what it means to coach others and the intent to use that skill … Continue reading

Our learning about leadership can not be at the expense of our learning about management

  Back in the middle of June I wrote this post. I had my own mental model of management & leadership in mind but I was particularly concerned with the forced separation, hierarchy and dominant narratives that I saw. I’m no stranger to talking about the differences between management and leadership yet I had some … Continue reading

What do we do to people? by Tony Jackson

We’re nearing the end of this series responding to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”. Today’s post, our 12th so far, comes from Tony Jackson (@JacksonT0ny)(@ChelshamConsult), a fellow twitter juggler like me!. A nicely provocative piece of writing, I think it holds some truths that are just not spoken enough.  I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

A thought on the contribution of management by Ian Critchley

We’re nearing the end of this series responding to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”. Today’s post, our 11th so far, comes from Ian Critchley (@iangcritchley), a fellow coach and supporter of the EMCC. Ian’s narrative provides a really interesting way to frame our thinking on the capability & contribution of management. I hope you … Continue reading

Without management there is no business by Sukh Pabial

For the last few weeks I been hosting a series of guest posts sharing perspectives in response to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”. I’m delighted to share this 10th guest post from my very good friend Sukh Pabial (@sukhpabial). An avid blogger and tweeter, Sukh is passionate about how we can make a difference … Continue reading

A recipe for management by Tim Scott

It’s week 5 in this series responding to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”. Today’s insight & perspective on management, the ninth guest post, comes from Tim Scott (@TimScottHR). It’s a lovely blend of philosophy and analogy grounded in real practice. I hope you enjoy reading it! A recipe for management Intuitively, my first … Continue reading

We’re busy managing by Helen Tracey

Welcome to the eighth guest post in this series responding to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”. Today’s post comes from Helen Tracey (@HRPotential). It’s another great piece of writing full of challenge & perspective – I particularly like Helen’s point about cult status. What do you think? We’re busy managing A few years ago I was sent … Continue reading

Management, the new leadership by Meg Peppin

Welcome to the 4th week in this series and the 7th guest blog post in response to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”. Today’s post comes from Meg Peppin (@OD_Optimist). Sharing her own experiences,  I like the sense of balanced management versus unbalanced leadership her piece conveys. I hope you enjoy reading it! Management, the new leadership Amongst … Continue reading