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Xenonex agrees – Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool

No doubt about it, listening is a vital skill to be a great coach.  But there are different ways to listen and it is important to be aware of both how and why we listen in order to maximise great coaching conversations.   This edited article by Melissa Daimler, head of Global Learning & Organizational… Read More

Xenonex and Organisational Culture

The Xenonex team often work with leaders to support them as they develop and embed a coaching culture within an organisation. These few points, taken from an original article “Your Company Culture Can’t Be Disconnected from Your Customers,” by Dave Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank, and the impact of a coaching culture can have on that… Read More

Xenonex Coaching Programmes to Transform Your Business

Effective coaching in the workplace can bring about transformational and cultural change within an organisation. Coaching skills enable managers to build stronger bonds with their team members and help them develop the skills they need to perform at their peak.   If you are looking to develop your expertise and credibility in the fields of… Read More

Xenonex helps you take the leap to a Coaching Career

Many coaches that form part of the ever growing Xenonex team once had to make the decision to go it alone.  We know that it is not an easy step but for those of us who are passionate about coaching it has been a way to develop and fulfil our career ambitions.   When discussing… Read More

Xenonex – addressing the leadership skills gap in FE.

Xenonex are delighted to be again working in partnership with City & Guilds and KPMG in developing Leadership & Management skills within the Further Education Sector.   Building on the success of the Certificate in Leadership & Management in FE aimed at middle managers we are now pleased to be part of an additional programme… Read More

Xenonex Coaching and the 5 Rules of the Best Bosses

This popped into my emails this week and I thought I’d share it with you – something to think about over the weekend? It’s interesting (although not surprising) that all of these are closely aligned with coaching and the work the Xenonex team do with senior leaders.   Amazing bosses try to make work meaningful… Read More

Become an Agile Learner with Xenonex Coaching

Following my last blog about taking a proactive approach to learning – and encouraging those around you to do the same – I thought this was another slightly different look at the benefits of coaching as a tool to improve capacity for learning.  Taken from an original article by executive coach Monique Valcour it looks… Read More

Make Learning a Habit with Xenonex

A core part of the work the Xenonex team do is supporting individuals with their professional development.  No matter what role you perform, taking a proactive approach to learning – and encouraging those around you to do the same – enables us all to grow both on a personal and professional level.   This article… Read More

Xenonex Coaching helping with Difficult Conversations

Effective coaching in the workplace can bring about transformational and cultural change within an organisation. Coaching skills enable managers to build stronger bonds with their team members and help them develop the skills they need to perform at their peak.   Our ILM Executive Coaching and Mentoring programmes are designed to enable learners to critically… Read More

Xenonex shares Leading and Managing essentials

It’s been a busy January for the Xenonex team working with clients up and down (and all across) the UK.  At this time of year it can be difficult for managers to keep up with the daily tasks necessary in their jobs and the focus can drift away from developing their skills as a leader…. Read More

Xenonex shares Superstar Leaders Promises

As we approach Christmas and take the time to have a break from our hectic work lives and spend time with friends and family this article seems timely.   It’s adapted from an original article by Michael E Kibler, the creator of a holistic executive coaching and development program.   Good leaders put aside their… Read More

How Xenonex can help Create an Open Culture Where People Are Open to Feedback

As professional coaches we are used to confronting tricky issues with individuals and teams and using our skills and experience to bring positive outcomes from difficult conversations. One of the benefits of coaching within an organisation is it supports a more open culture and as such brings benefits in terms of how people work within and… Read More

Xenonex asks – does your leadership image matter?

As a leader, whether it’s of a large team in FTSE 100 or a small team in a SME, image matters. Regularly visiting colleges and working with further education leaders across the UK I’m pleased to say that the majority of people I meet understand how important image is.   Most leaders are aware of… Read More

Reasons why Managers Should Spend More Time on Coaching

As you’d expect, the Xenonex team are passionate about the benefits of coaching and have the skills and experience to support you in embedding a coaching culture within your own organisation.  We see the results of successful workplace coaching on a daily basis. Given our upcoming Coaching Skills Workshop (Thurs 14 Jan 2016) I thought… Read More

First Xenonex “Introduction to Coaching Skills” workshop.

A one day event to promote the benefits of workplace coaching and develop individual coaching skills is being run by Harrogate and Leeds-based coaching experts Xenonex Ltd..   The first Xenonex “Introduction to Coaching Skills” Workshop will take place on Thursday 14th January in Leeds. The day is aimed at those with people management responsibility who… Read More

Xenonex and the benefits of an ILM qualification

The ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) is the UK’s leading body for management and leadership qualifications, setting the standard for industry-recognised, accredited leadership and management qualifications.   All ILM qualifications are accredited by the relevant qualifications frameworks. This means they have the government’s stamp of approval, and have been certified as being fit for… Read More

Xenonex advice for Overcoming Common Coaching Challenges

As an experienced team of coaches we have come across a wide range of issues and challenges over the years.   When helping managers to embed coaching within their organisation our own experience means we are very aware of the challenges they face and work with them to help overcome them.   This edited article… Read More

Xenonex looks at how to be a less autocratic leader

These tips about changing your leadership style when your team is highly skilled landed in my in box this week. It got me thinking about all sorts of elements of coaching, many of which have come up over the past few weeks during delivery of our ILM programmes. So I thought I’d share them with… Read More

Xenonex shares tips on effective Coaching

The Xenonex team are busy working with senior leaders to develop and embed a coaching culture within their organisation.  However, at the start of a coaching journey both coach and coachee have much to learn in how they can make their coaching sessions effective.   Many managers new to coaching don’t follow up after their… Read More

Coach Employees to Be More Creative

The Xenonex team often talk about the benefits of individual coaching and of adopting a coaching culture within an organisation. I like how this article, edited from an original piece published by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (an expert on personality profiling, talent management, and people analytics) looks at the way coaching can improve creativity and why it… Read More