Coaching and Mentoring: Theory and Practice

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SAGE, Nov 18, 2008 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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Coaching and mentoring are fast becoming essential aspects of modern managerial practice. With this growth comes an increasing number of students embarking on mentoring and coaching courses.

The authors (well respected and trusted scholars in the field) provide an authoritative text with a comprehensive overview and critical grounding in the key concepts, models and research studies in coaching and mentoring and answer important questions such as `What does coaching and mentoring involve?', `What is its value?' and `How can the added value of mentoring and coaching be demonstrated?'

Examples are drawn from a variety of sectors, including private businesses, public and voluntary organizations and schools. Contemporary debates are explained and chapters include features such as case studies, research questions and helpful tips to support the reader.

To gain a wider perspective, there is a chapter which provides critical comment on the state of the art in the US, while the final chapter offers the first attempt at developing a unified theory of coaching and mentoring by drawing on their respective antecedents.

 

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Contents

1 THE MEANING OF COACHING AND MENTORING
9
2 RESEARCHING COACHING AND MENTORING
28
3 CREATING A COACHING AND MENTORING CULTURE
53
4 DESIGN AND EVALUATION
67
5 MODELS AND PERSPECTIVES ON COACHING AND MENTORING
80
6 CONVERSATIONAL LEARNING
96
PART II INFLUENCES ON COACHING AND MENTORING
109
7 POWER IN COACHING AND MENTORING
111
PART III CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN COACHING AND MENTORING
161
11 SUPERVISION
163
12 COACHING AND MENTORING AND DIVERSITY
177
13 COMPETENCIES STANDARDS AND PROFESSIONALIZATION
188
PART IV TOWARDS A THEORY OF COACHING AND MENTORING
203
14 A UNITED STATES PERSPECTIVE ON COACHING AND MENTORING
205
15 TOWARDS A THEORY OF COACHING AND MENTORING
221
REFERENCES
233

8 MULTIPLE RELATIONSHIPS
125
9 EDEVELOPMENT
140
A MINDSET ISSUE IN ORGANIZATIONS?
151

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Bob Garvey is Professor of Business Education at York St John Business School. He works with a range of people, either one-to-one or in groups. He is an EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) member and formerly the editor of the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching. Bob is obsessed with coaching and mentoring!

Paul Stokes is a Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the Director of Coaching & Mentoring Research Unit within Sheffield Business School as well as leading the Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management Subject Group within the Department of Management. He is an experienced coach, mentor and supervisor as well as a designer and evaluator of coaching & mentoring programmes within organisations.

David Megginson is Emeritus Professor of HRD at Sheffield Hallam University. He is co-founder of the former EMC (European Mentoring Centre), an Ambassador for the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) and the founder of the Coaching and Mentoring Research Unit. David is a dedicated listener, an experienced coachmentor and obsessive runner.

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