March 21st 2014

Executive Summary: Coaching – Business Essential or Management Fad?

This CRF research paper considers the state of the coaching market, key trends, the conditions required to make coaching effective and the current state of evaluation. The report also features a number of case studies.

Here, you can download and view the report’s executive summary. The full report is accessible for CRF members only. If you are not a member and are interested in discussing membership please contact Richard Hargreaves on

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May 20th 2014

Webinar: Coaching - Business Essential or Management Fad?

Following the publication of our report Coaching – Business Essential or Management Fad?, our inaugural webinar examined the current state of the coaching market and addressed how organisations could be more thoughtful in their approach and evaluation of executive coaching.

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September 8th 2017

Webinar: HR Business Partnering: Making an Impact

It has been twenty years since Dave Ulrich introduced the concept of the HR Business Partner in his book “HR Champions”. Good HR business partnering is at the core of good HR and is the foundation for many HR transformations and reorganisations. But what makes an effective HR Business Partner?

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May 17th 2019

CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World with Nick Morgan

Face-to-face communication is becoming rarer in the modern workplace, with ever more interactions taking place virtually. However, research shows that virtual communication is much less effective, and it’s hard to build trust that’s essential to effective relationships at work. In conversation with Nick Morgan, author of Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World, we discuss the pitfalls, how to improve virtual communication, and the role HR policies can play.

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February 28th 2017

CRF White Paper: Output from BT Coaching Forum - 6 December 2016

On 6 December 2016, Corporate Research Forum brought together approximately 100 internal coaching professionals from 20 organisations at BT’s headquarters in London. The purpose was to build on CRF’s 2014 research report "Coaching – Business Essential or Management Fad?", to share experiences of how different organisations are using coaching interventions to drive improved performance, and to discuss good practices around coaching in the organisational context. This white paper documents the presentations and discussions.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Coaching
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
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February 8th 2016

Post-meeting review notes - What got you here, won't get you there

These notes summarise some of Dr Goldsmith's teachings at masterclasses for CRF in London (26 January 2016) and Brussels (28 January 2016). He provided advice on coaching leaders, how leaders themselves should coach, and how to develop ourselves. Pick up tricks and tools to be a better leader, as well as a better coach.

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  • Coaching
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July 14th 2014

Progress - Issue 2: Coaching - Business Essential or Management Fad?

Within this second edition of our e-magazine - Progress - Gillian Pillans from Corporate Research Forum asks ‘Coaching – business essential or management fad?’.

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  • Decision Making
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  • Leading Teams
  • Managing People
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