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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

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

First Xenonex “Introduction to Coaching Skills” workshop

Coaching at work has become increasingly popular and research indicates that coaching is an essential tool to maximise performance, leading to individual and organisational success.   The Xenonex team have plenty of experience working with leaders and managers already equipped with coaching knowledge and skills. However, we also know some managers are keen to develop… 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

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

Make Feedback Part of Your Routine

Feedback offers a useful part of coaching to help inform self-awareness amongst other things.  It enables individuals to learn more about how they come across and analyse any emerging themes.   At Xenonex we work with many busy senior level executives who can find it difficult to make time to give their own employees feedback…. Read More

Improve your Emotional Intelligence with Xenonex

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour.   Studies have shown that people with high emotional intelligence have exemplary job performance and more potent leadership skills.   The Xenonex coaches… Read More

Benefits of Using a Xenonex Coach

The Xenonex team are busy coaches at the moment.  Our first ILM 7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring programme of the year is well underway and we are busy recruiting and preparing for our second programme starting in June.  We are also coaching individuals and delivering in-house bespoke coaching programmes within a wide range of… Read More

Leader as Coach – Ask, Listen, and Empathise

At Xenonex we coach individuals working within complex organisations, many of whom have leadership responsibility across a number of business areas.   More and more we are also helping to embed a coaching culture within these organisations. This may involve delivering an in-house coaching programme to a group of managers, or by a company sponsoring… Read More

Xenonex – Mentoring Talent

Our work at Xenonex means we regularly see the great benefits of a coaching and mentoring culture within an organisation. Developing talented individuals through a mentoring programme within your workplace leads to success on many levels.   So, if you want to establish a mentoring culture within your organisation, where should you start? Here are… Read More

Xenonex Executive Coaching and Mentoring programme in demand

The Xenonex team are busy preparing our ILM7 programme in Executive Coaching and Mentoring which starts in Leeds next week.  We are looking forward to meeting our new delegates and starting work together.   We are thrilled that there has been such a high level of interest and demand for places on this open programme… Read More

What You Eat Affects Your Productivity

I’m a big believer in maintaining your health and wellbeing in order to maximise your performance in the workplace.  Eating well and taking regular exercise are simple things we can all do that can have a big impact on the way we work.   This edited article by psychologist and author Ron Friedman explores why making … Read More

Xenonex – Coaching for Success

It’s been a busy few weeks lately with the Xenonex team delivering coaching programmes all over the UK.  In Bristol we are working with employees from a number of senior teams in order to start to embed a coaching culture within the organisation.    Whilst in Essex our leadership development programme develops staff to become… Read More

Why Coaching and Mentoring makes better Business sense

Understanding the context of coaching and mentoring in a strategic business environment can ensure that individuals and the business they work for get the most out of an employee mentoring programme.   There are many ways in which good employee mentoring can help contribute to a successful business, here are a few that have come… Read More

Executive Coaching and the Resistant Employee

Is there someone on your team who you’d like to coach, but resists your help? A high-performer who could reach further? A hard-worker who could grow faster? The best managers know to coach their employees, but what if someone doesn’t want your help?   How can you convince a hesitant employee that your advice is… Read More

Coaching Tips for Managers – When the Bicycle Moment Occurs

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. Here business consultant, author and executive, Jesse Lyn Stoner shares a lovely story about her… Read More