InsightsTeam Coaching

Primary Purpose and Leadership – a White Paper from Acorn Coaching

In this the second paper in the series, we turn our attention to the importance and impact of Primary Purpose and Team Leadership in creating an effective team. The Primary Purpose is important in that it has caused the team’s existence. Within this dimension of our Team Coaching model, the team and its leader have to lay the foundations of the twin imperatives; achievement of the primary purpose and developing effective teamwork.

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Creating ‘Kinship’ in a Corporate Environment:

For the last three years, Acorn Coaching and Development has hosted an annual gathering of senior leaders from the UK division of an international corporate. There was a need for the company to leverage the expertise and latent leadership within its leadership team to increase the rate and impact of change to keep ahead of external changes and emerging markets.

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Supporting Josepha and the Kinamba Community Project

Having supported Zambian student Izzac Nkhata for 4 years through university, Acorn are now sponsoring Josepha, a 7 year old girl from Kigali in Rwanda. We will be contributing to Josepha’s education through the Kinamba Community Project ( and our sponsorship will cover teacher’s salaries, school uniform, materials and food, ensuring that she gets at…

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LeadershipNew Talent Acorn - Engaging Employees

How to Engage Employees in a Sustainable Way

Faster, better, more of it! Clients frequently tell us they are under increasing pressure to do more with less; to deliver increasing productivity with ever diminishing resources. In this article we share current key challenges and issues to consider and offer some practical steps you can take to enable your business to succeed through tough times.

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Acorn’s Tips for Being More ‘Mindful’ at Work

In the current recession with downsizing, restructuring, global competition and technological advances we find ourselves busier than ever. We respond to increasing and changing work demands by multi-tasking and working longer hours. Over time this impacts adversely on our well-being: as we become more stressed we become less productive; our performance deteriorates and we may even burn-out.

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