Entries by Emily Lawton

How to be a manager who coaches

Most of us like to be managed in a way which makes us feel both supported and given an appropriate degree of autonomy. Very few people would say they want to be closely supervised, and to be called a ‘micro-manager’ is rarely a compliment. The level of autonomy allowed by a manager will depend on […]

Drive your career

I’ve worked in organisations which had very structured career paths for employees. Whether you started as a graduate or at a later stage, you knew exactly how you’d be promoted up the career ladder and roughly how long it would take to reach the top. I’ve worked in other places which had no structured career […]

So what is it you do?

Executive coaching is a relatively recent but rapidly growing profession. When I meet someone for the first time and tell them that I’m a coach, there’s usually a flash of recognition followed by lots of questions. Many people have heard of coaching but don’t really understand what’s involved and want to know more. As an […]