14 August, 2008

Nine months is only the start: Managing maternity

piece by Annie Hayes including interview with Jennifer Liston-Smith published in HR Zone

Sticking to the regulations is only half the battle when it comes to managing maternity in the workplace, yet in a shrinking talent pool managing the issues is crucial for success.
Poorly managed maternity is costly for employers. Those that recognise this realise that pregnancy and the early years of parenting can represent a critical period in the career of women and, without adequate strategies in place, they risk losing key skills.

02 August, 2008

Appreciative Inquiry and Solution-Focused Coaching - Report on SGCP Coaching Psychology Workshop

Report by Jennifer Liston-Smith published in The Coaching Psychologist Volume 4 Issue 2 - August 2008 http://bit.ly/hgAXf

Appreciative Inquiry presents a refreshingly enabling way of relating to ‘what is’ and ‘what could be’. Solution-focused coaching takes us miraculously - ping! - straight to a perfectly resolved future; which might be more possible than we think. These two approaches, underpinned by theory and years of experience, give structure to some applications of positive psychology in coaching.