Black Cab Conversations

Ever wonder where the word ‘coaching’ comes from? The etymology is hazy but one source links it to conversations that people would have in horse-drawn coaches and about being ‘in transit’. I like the idea of this as coaching is about a journey of sorts and being in transit as a person. We have developed […]

What does ‘feedback’ mean to some of the best legal minds?

“The appraisal process is (about) engaging with employees properly, being transparent and showing you value them. Not running that process properly says the opposite.” Managing Associate   Situation Our client, a Magic Circle law firm, conducts an annual employee engagement survey which has consistently identified that ‘more feedback’ is sought by lawyers at Managing Associate […]

Rebounding after a career setback

Just read an interesting article in Harvard Business Review about rebounding from career setbacks. Many will encounter career setbacks – not getting the promotion that was hoped, even expected, as an example. When this happens the emotions are raw and the person may go through the stages of loss, as the psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross defined […]