Coaching and Mentoring for Business (Paperback)Grace McCarthy (author)
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Coaching and Mentoring for Business seeks to go beyond the vast body of skills-based literature that dominates the study of coaching and mentoring and focus on the contribution that coaching can make to the implementation of human resource strategy and organizational strategy.
Grace McCarthy includes an introduction to coaching and mentoring theory, then goes on to look at coaching and mentoring skills, and how they may be applied in relation to individual change, coaching and mentoring for leaders and by leaders, coaching and mentoring for strategy, innovation and organisational change, as well as coaching and mentoring in cross-cultural and virtual contexts. Coaching and Mentoring for Business also explores ethical issues in coaching and mentoring before concluding with the evaluation of success in coaching and mentoring and a discussion of emerging issues.
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Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 12 mm
'This well-researched and comprehensive overview presents the key themes in coaching and mentoring in an easy-to-read, thoughtful and evidenced manner - both practical and theoretically sound.' -- David Clutterbuck
'Grace McCarthy is an insightful observer of the coaching process and in this book she generously shares her learning from many years of practicing, teaching and researching business coaching. Her book strikes a marvellous balance between theory, research and, most importantly, the application of business coaching. It truly is essential reading for anyone interested in the area.' -- Gordon Spence
'I very much enjoyed reading about so many different aspects, and especially the various models that were presented and which included summaries of a wide range of approaches. For example, in the chapter on strategy we find an explanation of what strategy is, comments about being a safe sounding board, blind spots, biases and framing, scenario planning, listening to different voices, appreciative enquiry, prevailing beliefs and stories, stakeholder analysis and systems approach, strategy development, identifying strengths, awareness of biases, imperfect information, decision-making, commitment, strategy communication and goal setting, followed by a section with a vignette about coaching and mentoring SMEs and family businesses, and a list of 10 different strategy tools that coach mentors might use with clients. Each of the chapters is equally rich.' -- Julie Hay
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