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Finding Sanctuary in a World of Complexity, Unpredictability and Turbulence

Finding Sanctuary in a World of Complexity, Unpredictability and Turbulence

William Bergquist February 10, 2017 0

We live in an era not of accelerating change, but rather of turbulence. In such a world, there is great need for safe and strong sanctuary

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The Terrain of Organizational and Executive Coaching

William Bergquist January 27, 2017 0

In the eighth issue of this digital magazine we focused on Personal and Life Coaching – the one-on-one coaching that so clearly defined the field during its earliest years (in the 1970s and 1980s)

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Development of Coaches: VI. Does ICF Certification Make A Difference?

Development of Coaches: VI. Does ICF Certification Make A Difference?

William Bergquist December 30, 2016 1

In this sixth study, we focus on the certification of professional coaches

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Development of Coaches: IV. Does Age Make A Difference?

Development of Coaches: IV. Does Age Make A Difference?

William Bergquist September 15, 2016 1

There do not appear to be any significant differences regarding any of the Development of Coaching questions as a function of age

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Psychological Contract or Covenant: The Coaching Challenges

Psychological Contract or Covenant: The Coaching Challenges

William Bergquist July 1, 2016 1

I summarize Schein’s concept of psychological contract, relate it to workplace motivation, and introduce psychological covenant as an even deeper aspect of a client’s lingering concern about the worth assigned to her work and

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Development of Coaches: IV. Does Gender Make A Difference?

Development of Coaches: IV. Does Gender Make A Difference?

William Bergquist May 31, 2016 1

The degree of congruence between women and men is truly remarkable. Apparently, gender doesn’t make much of a difference when it comes to the perspectives held by professional coaches and responses to challenges faced

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Coaching and the Sociology of Knowledge

Coaching and the Sociology of Knowledge

William Bergquist April 6, 2016 0

This issue of The Future of Coaching focuses on a somewhat elusive but critical theme operating in our world: the institutionalization of knowledge. Building on concepts coming from the sub-discipline called “the sociology of

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The Book Shelf: Karl Mannheim and the Sociology of Knowledge

The Book Shelf: Karl Mannheim and the Sociology of Knowledge

William Bergquist March 11, 2016 0

Do we, in some way, become part of the reinforcing "group" for the powerful and influential leaders with whom we work? How do we remain "objective" in our perspectives regarding the world of our

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The Development of Coaches Survey: III. Influence and Learning

The Development of Coaches Survey: III. Influence and Learning

William Bergquist March 2, 2016 0

We concentrate in this third study on responses to two Development of Coaches Survey questions that focus on the sources of influence in the career of professional coaches.

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The Development of Coaches Survey: II. Challenge, Autonomy and Support

The Development of Coaches Survey: II. Challenge, Autonomy and Support

William Bergquist December 17, 2015 1

This report is the second in a series that convey and interpret results from two versions of a questionnaire that was initially prepared by the Development of Coaches Research Collaborative in cooperation with the

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