Latest Blog Posts

Book review: Accountability at work

Written by: Krista Powell Edwards
Posted on: 12 April 2021

Krista Powell Edwards takes over editor Jon Kennard's blog once again, this time to review Carolyn Taylor's new book on Accountability.

Developing a sense of belonging through coaching

Written by: Salma Shah
Posted on: 23 March 2021

Salma Shah talks about the importance of belonging in her latest blog.

Isn’t it time to humanise DE&I?

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 16 March 2021

For real success in the area of DE&I, Elke Edwards argues we need a more visceral approach that taps into each individual’s experience of exclusion.

The Learning Coach: A desire to connect

Written by: Jane Daly
Posted on: 8 March 2021

In her latest blog, Jane Daly calls to mind a few recent research pieces that highlight the importance of connection with your employees.

Ideas that will shake you: Am I just a postage stamp on the screen?

Written by: Nigel Paine
Posted on: 5 March 2021

Nigel Paine has three quick Zoom tips for us. 

The Learning Coach: Rethinking learning as a community

Written by: Jane Daly
Posted on: 3 February 2021

In this month’s blog, Jane Daly reflects on the power of community spirit and urges us all to take out time to invest in the future of our profession.

Ideas that will shake you: Three cheers for the DDOs

Written by: Nigel Paine
Posted on: 3 February 2021

Nigel Paine looks at Robert Kegan’s three developmental stages, encouraging organisations to embrace deliberate development to nurture the creative talent needed for the VUCA world of today, and tomorrow.

2021 means you’re finally going to have to crack it

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 26 January 2021

Looking after ourselves is even more important this year than last, says Elke Edwards.

Ideas that will shake you: Building Back Better

Written by: Nigel Paine
Posted on: 5 January 2021

New blogger and long-time TJ associate Nigel Paine opens his account with an inspirational take on the future of the learning office. 

Book review: Coach Your Team

Written by: Krista Powell Edwards
Posted on: 14 December 2020

Another Krista takeover! Krista Powell Edwards reviews Liz Hall’s book on conscious coaching. 

The Learning Coach: Are you on the path to equality?

Written by: Jane Daly
Posted on: 8 December 2020

A passion for equality is a powerful thing, but it is also a constant human struggle, says Jane Daly.

Understanding and recognising trauma

Written by: Salma Shah
Posted on: 20 November 2020

Salma Shah takes a closer look at trauma and how past problems can cause issues in the present. 

The science of wellbeing: Diary entries and assignment fails

Written by: Jon Kennard
Posted on: 16 November 2020

Editor Jon Kennard publishes a few of his diary entries from a recent MOOC.

Mentoring: The best kept secret of onboarding

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 10 November 2020

Laura Francis reflects on how peer mentoring improved her onboarding experience.

Book review: Invisible Work

Written by: Krista Powell Edwards
Posted on: 6 November 2020

Krista Powell Edwards is back with another great book review. 

The Learning Coach: A desire to help

Written by: Jane Daly
Posted on: 2 November 2020

A desire to help is a fundamental human motive, although it is stronger in some than in others. New blogger Jane Daly sets out her stall in her first post for TJ.

Cultural difference in the coaching relationship

Written by: Salma Shah
Posted on: 14 October 2020

Salma Shah tells us why we need to think differently about coaching.

Book review: How to engage and inspire audiences

Written by: Krista Powell Edwards
Posted on: 9 October 2020

This time out, Jon gives over his blog to Krista Powell Edwards for another book review.

How to make the most of the three forms of reflection

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 29 September 2020

Andrew Gibbons is in reflective mood for his latest blog.

What's your blind spot?

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 18 September 2020

This month Elke asks: What’s your blind spot?

A leap of faith

Written by: Salma Shah
Posted on: 16 September 2020

Salma Shah tells TJ why she launched a coach training programme with D&I as its central core.

Is your mentoring programme the right size?

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 13 August 2020

Laura Francis looks at how size affects different mentoring programmes.

Inclusive mentoring programmes

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 29 June 2020

Laura Francis tells TJ why mentoring can be a key part of the move towards true diversity and equality.

Climate Emergency: Our role

Written by: Kimberley Hare
Posted on: 23 April 2020

Kimberley Hare takes a step back for a short time.

Social distancing does not have to mean social isolation

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 16 April 2020

Laura Francis brings her personal experience to managing the global situation.

Do we really learn something every day?

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 25 March 2020

Andrew Gibbons took the month of February to find out.

This situation may have something to teach us

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 23 March 2020

Now is a good time to rethink our work culture, says Elke Edwards.

Use mentoring to build soft skills

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 18 March 2020

Laura Francis tells you how in three easy steps.

Influencing senior leaders to take bold action

Written by: Kimberley Hare
Posted on: 16 March 2020

Kimberley Hare on how to lobby the board to improve your company’s green credentials.

How to tackle poor management

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 10 March 2020

Barry Johson looks to the future of management effectiveness.