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Book: Coaching for Innovation: Tools and Techniques for Encouraging New Ideas in the Workplace
Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele – Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd May 2014
Making innovation in the workplace highly accessible, Coaching for Innovation presents a practical step-by-step guide to coaching. Full of models, tips, exercises, and examples, this book provides readers with the tools to maximise creativity and performance in the workplace and to manage innovation options. It demonstrates the integral role that coaching can play in idea generation and the innovation process, to gain the competitive edge. [click here to order]

 

Article: “Revealing all: adopting coaching as a management style - how to introduce your new approach to your team”
Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele – Coaching at Work, Jan/Feb vol7, issue 1 2012
Managers who develop workplace coaching skills learn that they need to ask the right questions at the right time, and to trust in the team to find their own answers. For many managers, used to providing the solution, this is a real challenge. In this article, we propose a five-step plan to ensure a successful transition. [click here to read full article]

 

Coaching Tools for Bigger Thinking – become a catalyst for top performance, creativity and innovation in the workplace.
In order to stay ahead of the game in challenging times, you must tap into the knowledge, experience and intuitions of the people in your organisation. You must analyse complex situations, explore all possible alternatives and come up with unique and innovative solutions that go beyond the obvious and achieve more.
This programme equips with the skills to do just this. [more]
Programme offered in co-operation with The Training Box

 

Article: “What is coaching and how does it relate to management?”
Cristina Bianchi – March 2010
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as ‘partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.’ As a coach, I can only agree with such a definition. However, for my clients this might not be enough. What is coaching concretely? How does it work in practice? [click here to read full article]

 

The Manager as Coach – a compact way of learning comprehensive coaching skills.
Workplace coaching is such a well-accepted tool for improving individual and team performance that most organizations no longer need convincing about the benefits. We provide a solution which we believe make the most cost-effective use of management time and energy… [more]
Programme offered in co-operation with The Training Box

 

2008: Enhance T&D joins forces with The Training Box during the popular initiative Test Drive, half-day training sessions on:
    Personal Effectiveness (in English)
    Conflict Management (in French)
    The Manager as Coach (in French)

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“Training can never have a strategic role within organisations - true or false?" – Enhance T&D position.
Cristina Bianchi, May 2005
At Enhance T&D, we believe that under the right conditions, training will bring added value to the company and ultimately contribute to its bottom line profits, thus playing a strategic role within an organisation. Click here to find out what those conditions are….. [more]