AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Tech & innovation Bingo Pragmatic to extend service offering with new Malta approval Bingo 31st July 2019 | By contenteditor Online gaming software provider Pragmatic Play has secured a new Recognition Notice from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), enabling it to extend its service offering. Online gaming software provider Pragmatic Play has secured a new Recognition Notice from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), enabling it to extend its service offering.Malta-based Pragmatic already holds an MGA Critical Supply Licence for online casino products, but the new approval will allow it to extend its services to cover bingo and live casino.Pragmatic can now offer its live casino and bingo products to operators licensed by the MGA. The provider’s entire portfolio of slots, live casino, bingo and other games is available to operator partners via a single API.“We’re delighted to have passed the stringent criteria required to supply MGA licensed operators and are looking forward to offering our Bingo and Live Casino to the market,” Pragmatic’s chief business development officer, Yossi Barzely, said.“Pragmatic Play slots have been very popular with players in this territory and we’re excited to offer fresh, exciting new products we hope will become fan favourites in no time.”The approval comes after Pragmatic last week also revealed that it is extending its services into the regulated Colombian market after rolling out its slot content with local operator Wplay.co. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta
Clashing Captains: Team captains James Horwill and Richie McCaw hold the trophyBy Charity KnightRIVALRIES REACH their peak this weekend as the Queensland Reds take on the Canterbury Crusaders in an epic battle to become the victors of the 2011 Super 15.Both teams are aiming to put out unchanged line-ups from their semi- final matches against the Stormers and Auckland Blues respectively. However, this does depend on whether Crusaders scrum-half Andy Ellis will be declared fit this afternoon after knee and shoulder bruising.Crusaders second-row reserve Luke Romano will only just make the line- up after quarantine held him in South Africa after he contracted chicken pox. Although he is now better, Chris Jack is included as cover for Romano.It is the first time this year that Reds coach Ewen McKenzie has used the same combination in consecutive games.McKenzie, commenting on his decision, said: “At this stage you benefit greatly from continuity and the team we selected against the Blues did a wonderful job and deserve another opportunity…we have the right mix of experience and talent to be successful on Saturday night.”Tickets, released on Wednesday (6 July), sold out in 45 minutes to create a record Super Rugby crowd of 52,000 at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. A capacity crowd would beat Australia’s rugby attendance record for a provincial of 49,327 in 1907.Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder said: “We’ve had a good week here in Brisbane and the players look full of energy. It’s going to be a great occasion.”The match will be as much a clash of neighbouring nations as it will for the team’s star players. Reds Half-backs, Quade Cooper and Will Genia, are going to cause the greatest problem for the Crusaders defence, and will wary of of giving Dan Carter any opportunity to put point on the board with penalties.“They’ve [Reds] got Genia running round the sides of the rucks with the forwards and they can roll out the back to Cooper.” said Blackadder“When they get on the front foot, they have a lot of threats. We have to be defensively sound.” Blackadder is expecting the Reds to continue their counter-attacking game plan that worked so well in their semi-finals game against the Blues. He continued by saying, that they have to be wary of Cooper as his game playing is sensational this year, looking like a serious threat every time he touches the ball.Cooper set up a spectacular try against the Blues. When trapped in his own half against the sideline, he fended of Lachie Munro, blasted past Stephen Kenny, ran 30 metres the offloaded to Ben Tapuai, who scored.With a close final score in their last encounter, where Reds beat Crusaders 17-16, Saturday’s match is expected to be a tight affair and the Crusaders will be looking to give Carter a chance to make an impression on the scoreboard with his left boot.This weekend’s final will be the Reds first Super Rugby final since 1995, and the Crusaders 10th. The question is, will it be home advantage for the Reds, or will the Crusaders continue their Super Rugby winning streak and give the people of Christchurch something cheer after this years devastating earthquakes.Reds V. Crusaders (Sky Sports 2 at 10.30 am, Saturday 9 July.)Reds :1. Ben Daley , 2. Saia Faingaa , 3. Greg Holmes , 4. Rob Simmons , 5. James Horwill (c) , 6. Scott Higginbotham , 7. Beau Robinson , 8. Radike Samo , 9. Will Genia (vc) , 10. Quade Cooper , 11. Digby Ioane , 12. Ben Tapuai , 13. Anthony Faingaa , 14. Rod Davies , 15. Jono LanceReplacements : 16. James Hanson , 17. Guy Shepherdson , 18. Adam Wallace-Harrison , 19. Jake Schatz , 20. Liam Gill , 21. Ian Prior , 22. Will Chambers LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Crusaders team: 1. Wyatt Crockett , 2. Corey Flynn , 3. Owen Franks , 4. Brad Thorn , 5. Sam Whitelock , 6. George Whitelock , 7. Richie McCaw (c) , 8. Kieran Read , 9. Andy Ellis/Kahn Fotuali’i , 10. Dan Carter , 11. Zac Guildford , 12. Sonny Bill Williams , 13. Robbie Fruean , 14. Sean Maitland , 15. Tom MarshallReplacements : 16. Quentin MacDonald , 17. Ben Franks , 18. Luke Romano/Chris Jack , 19. Matt Todd , 20. Kahn Fotuali’i/Willi Heinz , 21. Matt Berquist , 22. Ryan Crotty
Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Fire Chief Chuck CarnesaleApopka Fire DepartmentParamedic/Engineer Justin Joseph Previous articleApopka’s Biggest Stories of 2018: Wiggins wins APD’s Officer of the YearNext articleThis new year – rethinking gratitude Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2018 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting today and running until Sunday, December 30th. On December 31st and January 1st, we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year.Originally published September 18th, 2018By Apopka Fire Chief Chuck CarnesaleApopka’s Firefighter of the year is Paramedic/Engineer Justin Joseph. Justin joined the fire department in August of 2009 as an EMT/firefighter. He earned his paramedic certification in 2012 and just last year, was promoted to the rank of Engineer.Engineer Joseph helps to coordinate the AFD’s Special Operations Team in which he is one of the team leaders. The special ops team was formed just this past year and is responsible for responding to all incidents which would be beyond the normal everyday responses of the fire department, such as vehicle entrapments, high angle rescues, confined space rescues, hazardous materials incidents and the like. Justin helped design, write, and implement the specifications for this team and Apopka is among just a handful of agencies in Central Florida with such a specialized team.Justin is a member of the fire departments’ firefighter combat challenge team which is a group of firefighters who compete against other agencies in various firefighting skills and challenges. Justin also competes in the Pensacola Beach firefighter challenge where the competition is actually performed on beach sand making the competition even harder. He travels to New York City to participate in the 9/11 memorial stair climb where Apopka firefighters climb 75 floors in remembrance of those 343 FDNY firefighters lost that day trying to make it up to the top floors of the World Trade Center. Each firefighter climbs with the picture ID of a New York City firefighter lost on 9/11.Just recently, Justin participated in the American Lung Association’s, “Fight for Air” climb in Orlando which consisted of firefighters climbing the 25 floors of the Bank of America building in their full firefighting gear and air pack. Justin took overall first place and had the fastest time.Not only is Justin an amazing athlete, but he’s also a mentor and leader for all the new firefighters and a lead instructor for a course called Firefighter Survival. This is an invaluable course we’ve made mandatory for all new firefighters. It teaches them how to react in the event they should become trapped or lost while fighting a fire or searching for trapped victims, in a building fire. Teaching them to remain calm, search for alternative escape routes and exits and practicing their breathing techniques while still wearing their self-contained breathing apparatus. These techniques may just keep them alive in time for a rescue crew to locate the downed firefighter.For all these reasons mentioned, I am proud to present to you, Apopka’s Firefighter of the Year, Justin Joseph!
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Facebook Ector County Sheriff’s Office deputies engaged in a pursuit after attempting to make a traffic stop for stolen vehicle. According to an ECSO news release said, Nicholas Howell, 25, led officers in pursuit, which began at 26th Street and Mockingbird Avenue. Howell is being charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrest in a vehicle, the release stated. WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest Twitter Twitter Local News Five things you need to know today, March 7 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ WhatsApp Previous articleSuspect charged with shooting at residenceNext articleI-20 crash causes oil spill, lane closed admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By admin – March 7, 2018 Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, March 7. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Odessa police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that occurred late Tuesday evening in South Odessa. 2. Businesswoman Debi Hays will become the next Ector County judge, after winning more than 60 percent of the vote in the Republican primary race against former prosecutor Chris Fostel.3. The race is over for Precinct 2 Ector County Commissioner candidates Brandon Tate and incumbent Greg Simmons after Simmons won nearly 60 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.4. Seven candidates entered the race, and after the dust settled, Missi Walden and Matthew Stringer remain standing to face each other in a May runoff election.5. A man is in custody following a high-speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle that ended in a major crash Tuesday evening.6. BONUS: Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett spoke Tuesday about keeping the highest standard possible during an annual fundraiser luncheon benefiting Bynum School at the Midland Country Club. 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Home Local News Five things you need to know today, March 7 Facebook Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleCreamy Fruit SaladTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay
Adamas Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Follow-on Public Offering TAGS Twitter Pinterest Twitter EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADMS), a company dedicated to developing and delivering medicines that make a meaningful difference to people affected by neurological diseases, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of its common stock. All shares of common stock to be sold in the offering will be offered by Adamas. Adamas intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of an additional 15% of the shares of its common stock offered in the public offering. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. SVB Leerink and William Blair are acting as joint bookrunning managers for the offering. JMP Securities is acting as lead manager for the offering. The securities described above are being offered by Adamas pursuant to a shelf registration statement previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained, when available, from: SVB Leerink LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, by telephone at (800) 808 7525, ext. 6105, or by email at [email protected]; or William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Attention: Prospectus Department, 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, telephone: 1-800-621-0687, or by email: [email protected] This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About Adamas At Adamas our vision is clear – to deliver innovative medicines that reduce the burden of neurological diseases on patients, caregivers and society. We are a fully integrated company focused on growing a portfolio of therapies to address a range of neurological diseases. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to Adamas’ expectations regarding the proposed public offering. These statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those projected. Adamas cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to market conditions, and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed public offering. Risks and uncertainties relating to Adamas and its business can be found in the “Risk Factors” section of Adamas’ Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on February 23, 2021, and in the preliminary prospectus supplement related to the proposed public offering filed with the SEC on February 24, 2021. Adamas undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in Adamas’ expectations, except as required by law. Source: Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006070/en/ CONTACT: Media: Sarah Mathieson Vice President, Corporate Communications 510-450-3528 [email protected] Investors: Peter Vozzo Managing Director Westwicke/ICR 443-213-0505 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH SOURCE: Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 04:08 PM/DISC: 02/24/2021 04:08 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006070/en Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Previous articleBraves add another OF, claim Heredia off waivers from MetsNext articleBrigham Minerals, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Jon-Al Duplantier to the Board of Directors Digital AIM Web Support
DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – October 7, 2017 Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th A man has appeared before Derry Magistrate’s Court charged in connection with a break in at Christ Church, Derry last month.The man was identified by his mother after Police issued images of two males they wished to speak to in connection with the incident.The total damage caused is estimated to be in the region of £75,000 and £100,000.22-year-old James Anthony Kennedy of Glenside Park, Derry is charged with entering Christ Church as a trespasser on September 12th and stealing a crystal decanter, a reader’s robe, communion wine and an organist’s surplice.He also faced an additional charge of criminal damage to a stained glass window, an organ, a Bible and a boiler room on the same date.Damage caused to the organ is believed to be £50,000 while damage caused to a 19th century stained glass window is in the region of £10,000.Another item taken was a crystal decanter that police say may have had a value but was priceless to the congregation having been donated by a family in memory of their daughter.The court also heard how a boiler house was entered and that the perpetrators had defecated on the floor.At interview Kennedy admitted it may be him on CCTV footage from Brooke Park which shows two men in the vicinity whom then appear to climb a fence at the rear of the church but he denied being in the Church.Defence solicitor Mr. Paddy McGurk said his client had expressed his ‘revulsion’ at the incident and said there was no suggestion he is sectarian, he added that Kennedy’s mother was married to a member of the Protestant faith.District Judge Barney McElholm said if there was evidence of sectarianism it was ‘absolutely outrageous and rightfully would be punished severely ‘.The defendant has been released on his own bail and one surety with condition he does not contact witnesses or any co-accused and does not go within 200 metres of Brooke Park or Christ Church.Kennedy will appear at court again on November 2. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleSenior Garda in Donegal sought ‘independent investigation’ into Gda. HarrisonNext articleHospital consultants call for significant investment to tackle waiting lists News Highland Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Man appears in court charged with Christ Church break in
Previous articlePolice investigating two shooting incidents in Co. DerryNext articleMore Covid 19 cases to come, but no need to panic – Harris News Highland Pleasure Boat stolen from Kill, Dunfanaghy Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp By News Highland – March 6, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Gardai in Donegal are trying to trace a pleasure boat stolen from Kill, Dunfanaghy this week.’Margaret’ is a 24 foot long white pleasure boat with a blue rim and a Volvo SSA outdrive attached.Gardai believe it may have been taken between 7 and 11 last evening.Any information to Gardaí at Milford or Falcarragh. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook
iStock(CHRISTIANBURG, Va.) — A small town in southwest Virginia will soon be the test site for residents to have everything from drugstore necessities to sweets from a local bakery delivered to their home in minutes via a drone.Delivery drones for Walgreens will take to the skies in Christiansburg, Virginia, starting in October as part of a pilot program. The national drugstore is teaming up with the aviation tech company Wing to launch the delivery service.Customers in the town will be able to order more than 100 Walgreens products through the Wing app, including cold or allergy medicine, first aid products and snacks. They are also offering specialty drone “packs” in certain categories such as kids’ snacks or pain relief.“With this pilot, Walgreens will be in a unique position to capitalize on the convenience of drone delivery if and when it should expand, with approximately 78 percent of the U.S. population living within five miles of a Walgreens store,” Vish Sankaran, chief innovation officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., said in a statement.In addition to working with Walgreens, Wing also teamed up with the locally-owned small business Sugar Magnolia, a self-proclaimed “paper goods, gifts, chocolates and ice cream” establishment that has been beloved in the region for years.Sugar Magnolia shared an article with the news on their Facebook page, writing, “The future of sweetness is flying high!”“Wing has spent the last seven years developing a delivery drone and navigation system for this purpose,” Wing CEO James Ryan Burgess said in a statement. “By delivering small packages directly to homes through the air in minutes, and making a wide range of medicine, food and other products available to customers, we will demonstrate what we expect safer, faster, cleaner local delivery to look like in the future.”The town of approximately 20,000 residents was chosen as the test site because Wing has been working closely with a team at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, to develop drone delivery advancements since 2016.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. The third article in the five-part Masterclass series by Ashridge Consultingargues that the coach raises self-awareness of an oranisation’s workingsOne of the most interesting and fruitful areas of exploration in a coachingrelationship is the way people think about organisations. The way managersthink informs the way they act, so it is vital that any meaningful coachingintervention should explore and challenge their basic – often unconscious –assumptions. The vocabulary of management is riddled with expressions that reinforcethe view of organisations as machines. Notions of ‘steering’ the organisationin a particular direction, ‘re-engineering’ processes and ‘fixing’ problems,underpin thinking and approaches. These might be relevant in the running ofproduction lines, but generally the machine metaphor has limited value inunderstanding how an organisation works and a manager’s role within it. Social processes Ashridge Consulting holds the view that organisations can be more usefullythought of as ‘social processes’. Things happen through people interacting witheach other, whether by e-mail, in meetings, through face-to-face conversationand so on. If coaches raise managers’ awareness of how organisations really work,managers will perceive more clearly how decisions form, how change emerges (orfails to) and how they personally engage in the complex web of interactions. The view of organisations as complex social processes gives rise to a moreenlightened view about how innovation is fostered, how their leadership roleand style might be developed and how real change occurs. The coach can then goon to support them in these processes and develop their skills. The role of thecoach can be seen as fourfold for managers engaging in innovation, leadershipand change. He should be: – Challenging – Educating – Supporting and holding – Developing By its very essence, true novelty takes us by surprise and into the unknown.No matter how strongly people in an organisation recognise the need forinnovation, it is impossible to prescribe, copy or control it. How then, doesan organisation develop its capacity to innovate? Complexity theory suggests that complex social processes organise themselvesinto patterns without the need for any blueprint or external grand design. Theytend to generate repetitive patterns, thought of as cultural norms andorganisational rituals – and simultaneously generate novelty. However, study ofnumerous organisations has demonstrated that increasing the flow of activeinformation, the level of diversity and connectivity and reduction of powerdifferentials, all increase the possibility of novelty. Given Ashridge Consulting’s view of organisations as social processes, themain currency in organisations is conversation or ‘communicative interaction’.The degree to which an organisation can foster genuine innovation will dependupon the conversational forms we create. If diversity can be brought intoconversations – by fostering communication across hierarchical lines andbetween different departments, the possibility of innovation increases. Suchconversations will be more participative and lively when the anxiety induced bythe exercise of managerial power is reduced, or the monopoly of wisdom,sometimes claimed by managers, is given up. A coach needs to challenge any attempt to prescribe innovation, andencourage managers to consider whether their organisational culture isconducive to initiatives and experiments. The coach can help a manager to foster conversation that will generateinnovative ideas, encouraging him to see how his use of power may beinhibiting. Letting go may be uncomfortable but may also pleasantly surprise.The manager will need to be supported while he lives with the paradox ofmanaging today’s performance while fostering innovation. His emotionalintelligence will need to be developed to be able to hold what may seem to beconflicting tensions. LeadershipThe traditional view of leadership arises from mythical stereotypes of thehero leading the troops into glorious battle, or in the corporate context, thecharismatic leader rallying a flagging workforce around a grand vision. Theprospect is onerous and daunting. It is the role of the coach to challengethese concepts and offer different perspectives about what a leader in thebusiness context might be. If we believe, as we do, that organisations are continually evolving socialprocesses, we soon come to realise that the corporate leader participates in aweb of interactions, characterised by diverse needs and interests, amid emergingthemes and events. While a chief executive can influence these complexinteractions by his intentions and actions, he cannot control or predictoutcomes. On the one hand, the prospect of being in charge but not in controlcan be worrying, but on the other, the realisation that the burden ofindividual responsibility is a myth, can be liberating. Having educated a leader in these alternative perspectives of leadership,what can a coach offer to his client who heads up an organisation? It isimportant to provide a holding and supporting relationship for the manager, whomay experience considerable anxiety as he realises that he can anticipate butnever know the future. He needs support to live with uncertainty, having thecourage to act decisively without any guarantee of outcomes. He will alsoexperience the tension between managing current performance and leading for thefuture. The coach will also play an important role in the leader’s development –particularly in his awareness of himself and the effects he has on others (inother words, his emotional intelligence). The coach will help the leader thinkthrough and learn to embody his own way of leadership, based on the person heis, rather than to put on the mantle of his predecessor or any stereotypicalleaders. He will need help to think through how his own way of leadership will beplayed out in the current organisational context. In interactions with others,the leader will be helped to balance advocacy and enquiry – being able to stateclear intentions whilst being open to how others respond, and being prepared tohave them influenced by others. The coach will also encourage the leader tounderstand the impact of his behaviour on others – by virtue of his perceivedpower, the effects of his words and actions may be disproportionate. ChangeIt is no more possible to legislate for change than it is for innovation. Ifthe focus of a change initiative is restructuring and redesign of anorganisation, levels of commitment to change are likely to be low and theinitiative could be doomed from its outset. Redesign of organisationalstructure entails shifts in patterns of interaction between people, and peoplewill naturally respond emotionally, usually with some anxiety. Coaches will help leaders understand that change for the better is notlinear and programmable, but rather, emergent and unpredictable. They need toeducate them in this view of change and support them in relaxing their controland working with a degree of uncertainty so that an organisation can respondpositively. Good leaders do not try to protect from, or eliminate, uncertainty, but workwith people towards a shared and creative solution. Coaches can help them considerthe steps in the change process and anticipate scenarios. Through regularmeetings, valuable reflection can be planned that will enable real learning andprovide support. It is particularly leaders and managers who are addressing theneed for organisational change that in regular coaching sessions, willappreciate the benefits of coaching outlined in the first article in thisMasterclass series, by Ina Smith. On a roleThe role of the coach in the organisational context can besummarised as to:Challenge –Conventional views of organisations, as a machine, for example – Concepts of stereotypical ‘hero’leaders – The view that innovation andchange can be planned and predictedEducate –By sharing new perspectives of organisations and leadership – About how innovation and change reallyoccurSupport –The concept of being in charge but not in control – Managing the present while leadingfor the future and managing innovation – Balancingadvocacy with enquiryDevelop –The ability to hold tension and live withparadox – The individual style and presenceof the leader – The ability to develop otherpeople and create a culture for innovation – Awareness of impact on others – The ability to reflect and learnAll these skills will be explored andpracticed in Ashridge Consulting’s forthcoming ‘Coaching for Consultants’programme. Enquiries about the programme should be directed to Tracey Field on01442 841106, [email protected] Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article How the coach can innovateOn 1 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today