Coaching and refereeing courses should be for all

Leslie Santos (centre) of Santos Soccer Training Limited officiates at "Youth Soccer Training Scheme" kick-off ceremony co-organised with The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

Last week Rational Ref identified the troublesome trio of over-competitive coaches, overprotective parents and underqualified referees that together can lead to pandemonium in youth soccer.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 5:50pm

Career coaching can yield champions

A survey by recruitment firm Robert Half of more than 500 employees in Hong Kong about their thoughts on career coaching has revealed that 88 per cent indicated that career coaching helped improve their job performance.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Life coach offers a career workout

The fast and furious pace of a city can be depressing, and perhaps no more so than for Hong Kong's middle-aged people, who may have spent years at a job that no longer holds any meaning for them. Winnie Chiu, of Healing Hearts Psychotherapy, helps such individuals to get their lives back on track, drawing on the obstacles she has faced in her own life.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mentorship maketh the bank

Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool, and is prevalent in the banking industry. It is an effective means of helping individuals to progress in their careers by means of a partnership - that between mentor and mentee.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

PwC eyes Gen Y trainees

Generation Y members may want to give PwC's career prospects for recent graduates a closer look. The professional services firm has recognised that Gen Yers - those born in the late '80s and the early '90s - have different expectations than their elders, so it is working on new ways to engage and retain them.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Keep coaches at bay if you want to develop young soccer talent

There can be little argument that the standard of play in the World Cup in South Africa was very poor, with the notable exception of the European teams Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.

Nothing exemplifies this more than the comments made by Alvin Sallay in his column (July 11) that it is a crying shame that the magical skills of the Brazilians are 'just a memory'.

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Programme is fast track to success

AXA Hong Kong has just launched a fast-track programme for management trainees in order to develop up-and-coming executives and strengthen the company's talent pipeline.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

Griffiths on coaching list

Wayne Griffiths, the son of Welsh former world champion Terry Griffiths, is the highest-profile candidate for the Hong Kong Sports Institute's first snooker head coach position following the sport's admission to the elite programme.

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

HR Voices

How to find the most appropriate tools for leadership development?

29 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Firm's academy brings stability and quality

By setting up the 'Zurich Academy - Catch the Coaching Habit' programme, Zurich Insurance hopes to encourage more senior advisers to offer better mentoring to newly recruited advisers, said Steve Pang, senior manager of distribution development at the Zurich Academy of Zurich Insurance in Hong Kong. This will also help to retain more new recruits.

3 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Bosses seek ability to get best out of others

For executives, a coaching session often offers the only opportunity for them to take time to focus on themselves, reflect, get personal insights, make shifts in their thinking and implement that new thinking and behaviour.

23 May 2009 - 12:00am

On blades of glory

Requirements: Most ice skating students are small children, so a coach needs to be patient to communicate with them. Every student learns at a different pace and coaches should be patient with slow learners.

2 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Change for the better

Corporations and individuals are using the services of professionals to improve soft skills and outer appearance

9 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Training manager sought for HK headquarters

This is a call for people-oriented individuals with strong communication and presentation skills.

2 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

HKJC goes beyond the call of duty

A training programme to groom Hong Kong Jockey Club telebet supervisors into becoming effective team leaders has successfully enabled scores of them to go beyond their 'call' duties.

As a result of the training, more punters are using the telebet service and customers' satisfaction has also increased.

10 Jun 2008 - 12:00am