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The development of corporate management

Co-authored by Nick Wilkins and Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron How do corporate leaders develop the competences they need? And how should they be supported in their development? These are important questions, because the answers determine the precise forms of support executives and managers will need at particular stages in their professional development. This article briefly reviews […]

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Family Enterprises: How to Build Growth, Family Control and Family Harmony

Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron has contributed a chapter to Richard Narva’s latest book: Family Enterprises: How to Build Growth, Family Control and Family Harmony.  The chapter is entitled “Executive coaching challenges with family firms”.  Further details on the contents of this essential guide to working successfully with family firms can be found here Recognition of the […]

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Coaching Leaders: Experiential Learning for Client and Team

Learning from experience and client stories Learning, and particularly learning from experience, seems to be one of the major components of the coaching conversation. Learning from experience implies an understanding of the language and content of the client’s story, with the coach helping the client to reconstruct their own reality by searching for meaning through […]

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Coaching Leaders: Understanding Complex Environments

By Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron “The term complexity captures the greater levels of uncertainty, ambiguity, interdependences and interrelatedness that now characterize the environments in which organisations operate” (Clarke, 2013:135). Business coaches need to think systemically, and this article briefly looks at the importance of leaders taking decisions in alignment with the context of their organizational environment. […]

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Coaching Leaders: The Importance of Values and Motivation

By Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron The critical value of business coaching is in helping individual executives to think clearly about the core issues which present challenges to them in their career, their organization, their job, and their daily working life. The focus of the coaching conversation is to help leaders work towards achieving their desired outcomes. […]

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Business coaching – going beyond juggling the balls

Co-Authored by Nick Wilkins and Sunny Stout-Rostron. You’re a 40-year-old executive heading an operational division of a large company. You get to work at 07:30, scan the business news, then respond to 57 priority e-mail messages that you can’t delegate to your line managers or PA.  A message from the CEO reminds you to forward […]

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Harvard McLean Medical School International Coaching Research Forum

The Coaching & Positive Psychology Initiative, based at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital, is dedicated to the vision of developing an academic foundation of coaching psychology. The initiative focussed on top research questions in the field of coaching as discussed at the International Coaching Research Forum. Sunny was an invited guest speaker, focussing on a […]

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ACE “Master Mentor of Mentors” Award

Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron, received the ACE Award for “Master Mentor of Mentors”. Sunny, Founding President of COMENSA, Founding Fellow and Research Advisor at the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital (a Harvard Medical School Affiliate) and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, received the “Master Mentor of Mentors” Award for her commitment […]

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Harvard Institute of Coaching Leadership Conference

In September 2013, Sunny was specially invited to take part in the Leader2Leader conference taking place on 25th and 26th of September – 2 days before the Harvard Institute of Coaching conference on Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare. She gave a short talk on the challenges being faced by leaders and leadership, as well as those […]

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New definitions of leaders and leadership are continuing to emerge globally

In advance of my live Q&A session on Twitter taking place at 12h00 today, here are some definitions of #leaders and #leadership by international subject matter experts in this field, and professionals who work in the field of leadership. I refer to them extensively in my latest book: Leadership Coaching for Results.  I hope you’ve […]