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Structural Models of Wage and Employment Dynamics
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ISBN: 978-0-44452-089-0

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International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1747-9886

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Publication date: 1 June 1991

John O. Burdett

This article is the second in a two‐part series. The first outlinedwhy coaching is an imperative, the forces that create complexity, andthe need to identify the behaviour…

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This article is the second in a two‐part series. The first outlined why coaching is an imperative, the forces that create complexity, and the need to identify the behaviour that has to change as a critical first step in the coaching process. Part 2 explores the need for a coaching model; respect as a factor in the basic coaching relationship, the difference between counselling, tutoring, mentoring and performance improvement; the relationship between coaching and control; and the importance of setting the context if coaching interventions are to succeed. The material and the concepts behind the ideas explored are drawn from experience within the Lawson Mardon Group, a major international printing and packaging conglomerate with more than 40 businesses spread throughout six countries.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 23 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 May 1991

John O. Burdett

The rate of change in the business environment is making managerialwork more complex. Complexity not only changes the way managers thinkbut invariably demands enhanced…

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The rate of change in the business environment is making managerial work more complex. Complexity not only changes the way managers think but invariably demands enhanced managerial skills in developing subordinates such that they are able to deal with the new realities. Coaching initiatives and steps taken within a large organisation to generate higher levels of coaching skills are described. The two‐part article explores a number of conceptual models and outlines in Part 1 why coaching is an imperative; the forces that create complexity; the need to identify the factors involved if coaching is to succeed; and how to identify the specific behaviour that has to change. Part 2 reviews respect as a critical factor in the basic coaching relationship; the difference between counselling, tutoring, mentoring, and performance improvement; the interrelationship between coaching and control; and the importance of setting the context if coaching interventions are to be effective.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 23 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 28 February 2020

James G. Wiginton and Phillip A. Cartwright

Based upon a survey of 87 companies having used the services of business coaches, this paper considers the extent to which coaching is likely to be beneficial to a…

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Purpose

Based upon a survey of 87 companies having used the services of business coaches, this paper considers the extent to which coaching is likely to be beneficial to a leader's business success as well as that of the respective company.

Design/methodology/approach

The research methodology is mixed methods and survey-based combining quantitative Likert scaling with open-ended questions.

Findings

At the 99 percent confidence level, surveyed respondents believe that, on average, the coaching process has provided results above the investment required and has led to progress for them and their organizations. Of the six targeted areas, five showed a very positive relationship between the coaching experience and the results from its clients.

Research limitations/implications

As the research is based on a convenience sample it has shortcomings relative to probability sampling. However, it is widely recognized that such samples can be attained more easily, more rapidly, and at less cost than probability-based samples. On the other hand, it is understood that inferences to broader populations of interest are limited.

Practical implications

The results confirm findings from past research such as that reported by the Institute of Coaching (2018), that managers should not undervalue potential contributions to individual and company attributes from coaching.

Originality/value

The motivation for this paper is to bring together both academic and practitioner experience to provide more evidence and understanding related to the coaching definition, its implementation, and effectiveness. While not conclusive in the absolute sense, the original data original collected and analyzed for this research is based on known client contacts in close time proximity to the coaching engagement and delivers added insight to current research.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 39 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 16 April 2007

Jean O'Neill Uhl

To increase support for teacher education programs in colleges and universities through the development of the curriculum materials center (CMC).

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To increase support for teacher education programs in colleges and universities through the development of the curriculum materials center (CMC).

Design/methodology/approach

Through statistics drawn from a student survey and departmental records of the C.W. Post CMC, along with the perspective of the author, the development of a CMC as support for a teacher education program is explored. The paper provides insight into various necessary collections and services that the center should offer.

Findings

General historical information is offered. The paper also provides information on key collections found in a CMC. Successful approaches to development and creative application of instruction are discussed.

Practical implications

This paper provides clear and useful information, including but not limited to suggested author lists, a professional collection bibliography, and software ideas. The objective is to improve the development, functionality and service in a CMC.

Originality/value

Arguably, this study is the first to examine and promote in detail the CMC as support for teacher education programs in colleges and universities.

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Collection Building, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 February 1962

THE improvement in the British standard of living is generally desired. Politicians have not only subscribed to that ideal but some of them have indicated the rate at…

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THE improvement in the British standard of living is generally desired. Politicians have not only subscribed to that ideal but some of them have indicated the rate at which we should advance. There are, however, certain trends in the country's economic life which must be reversed if we are to make any progress in that direction.

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Work Study, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 December 1996

Kenneth A. Kovach

Traces the career of the remarkable Asa Philip Randolph, who was many things to many people. He was a tireless crusader for African‐American rights, a strategic manager…

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Traces the career of the remarkable Asa Philip Randolph, who was many things to many people. He was a tireless crusader for African‐American rights, a strategic manager and planner, a political activist, and a labour leader. Many of the changes he brought about and many of the conditions he created in the above areas continue to shape US culture today. Highlights the contributions he made to US society.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-252X

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Publication date: 16 March 2012

Mark Edward Pickering

The purpose of this paper is to explore the company‐related benefits expected by executives of public accounting companies consolidating accounting practices and the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the company‐related benefits expected by executives of public accounting companies consolidating accounting practices and the implications of these expectations for company performance.

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This paper uses a case study approach involving the review of publicly available information and interviews with executives and senior professionals of two Australian, publicly‐owned accounting companies. Analysis of the financial performance of the two companies was performed using data from annual reports.

Findings

Executives predominantly expected to achieve revenue growth and efficiency benefits through consolidation and change in ownership form. In one of the cases these benefit expectations emerged over the course of the acquisition program. The paper highlights the difficulty in estimating and realising the magnitude, timing and associated costs of consolidation benefits and the consequences of failure to achieve expected benefits; also it suggests advantages in a more conservative consolidation approach.

Research limitations/implications

Care is required generalising findings to other professions and other geographic jurisdictions.

Practical implications

This paper has implications for entrepreneurs and executives consolidating professional service firms, partners considering selling their firms and investors in publicly‐owned professional service firms.

Originality/value

This is the first study to consider the benefits expected by executives of the recently emerged, publicly‐owned accounting companies and the associated costs of implementation. The paper highlights opportunities for researchers provided by the availability of data for publicly‐owned accounting and other professional service firms.

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Publication date: 20 July 2021

David Ocón

The paper aims to provide up-to-date analysis on how a country like Singapore, with a rich tangible and intangible cultural heritage associated with burial customs…

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The paper aims to provide up-to-date analysis on how a country like Singapore, with a rich tangible and intangible cultural heritage associated with burial customs, approaches heritage preservation while ensuring modernisation and sustainable growth.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is an exploratory analysis of the association between cultural heritage preservation, particularly the one associated with elaborate burials, and the need for modernisation in Singapore. It mainly uses desk research tools, fieldwork and interviews with death services providers to build a set of conclusions. It employs a historical review approach and uses comparative analyses with other countries in the Asian region to substantiate the arguments.

Findings

The paper provides insights about how, since its independence, Singapore has switched to pragmatic models of growth and development which imply maximising the limited space available, often at the cost of precious cultural heritage. The rapid development has had a significant impact on the country's burial customs and legacies, particularly on elaborate graves and tombs, which traditionally use a considerable amount of space. The analysis concludes that Singapore is in the constant challenge of exploring alternative ways of handling death and its ramifications.

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This paper presents a new outlook on the relationship between the preservation of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage associated with death practices and a sustainable approach to modernisation in the context of Singapore.

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Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2044-1266

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