Coaching and Mentoring: Theory and Practice

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Coaching and mentoring are fast becoming essential aspects of modern managerial practice. And with this growth comes an increasing number of students embarking on mentoring courses. Authors Bob Garvey, Paul Stokes, and David Megginson have provided the first authoritative text with a comprehensive overview and critical grounding in the key concepts, models, and research studies in coaching and mentoring. This is an essential tool by which to gain a critical and contemporary understanding of this field.

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'My own conclusion is that this book provides useful information and highlights significant aspects for consideration. I had anticipated, from the title and the cover, which looks rather like an old-fashioned, home-made book of recipes (fake handwriting font and fake coffee cup stains on it) more of a practical, how-to-do-it book. It is certainly not that. It will, however, appeal to those with an academic interest in coaching or mentoring and to anyone considering a research study (about anything, as the ideas can be applied to much more than coaching and mentoring)' -
Julie Hay
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412912167
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/4/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

The Meaning of Coaching and Mentoring
Researching Coaching and Mentoring
Creating a Coaching and Mentoring Culture
Design and Evaluation
Models and Perspectives on Coaching and Mentoring
Conversational Learning
Power in Coaching and Mentoring
Multiple Relationships
The Goal Assumption: a Mindset Issue in Organizations?
Coaching and Mentoring Diversity
Competencies, Standards and Professionalization
A United States Perspective on Coaching and Mentoring
Towards a Theory of Coaching and Mentoring

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