Not Always Readily Visible
By Sarah McArthur
As editor of Business Coaching Worldwide (BCW), I have the opportunity to dialogue with business coaches from all different parts of the world. I've found that, as a general rule, their approaches to helping organizations and leaders achieve success entail having ethics and demonstrating integrity.
Not always readily visible to the naked eye, ethics and integrity are often far more apparent in their absence than their presence. I'm sure you can recall quite a few examples of this in recent years with minimal effort wherein stockholders have suffered severe financial losses and personal lives have been destroyed, all as a result of leaders without ethics leading without integrity.
In this issue of Business Coaching Worldwide quite a few of our contributors address the subjects of ethics and integrity from a variety of angles. Professor Errol P. Mendes for instance leads with his feature about coaching C-suite executives in times of crisis, and Nerella Campigotto discusses ethics and culture in the global workplace. Marshall Goldsmith delves into the "how" of demonstrating integrity, and Dr. Fink explains confidentiality to us through Dr. Laurence S. Lyons.
Also find for your expanding knowledge Dr. Annette Fillery-Travis' follow-up article inspiring us to consider the fascinating subject of research; Dr. Sunny Stout Rostron's column, which considers what happens when the business coaching contract ends; and Barry Trailer's practical views regarding the sales side of business coaching. Finally, Susan L. Reid addresses five stages of change faced by small business owners.
I hope you enjoy this issue of Business Coaching Worldwide. And if there is a subject you are interested in reading about, please send Letters to the Editor. Your feedback is not only welcome, it is encouraged!