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Coaching and Mentoring for Business

Coaching and Mentoring for Business

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  • Grace McCarthy - University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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March 2014 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

Key Features:

  • Vignettes to help readers consolidate their learning by illustrating real life situations
  • Web links to useful academic and professional resources
  • A companion website with PowerPoint slides, a lecturer's guide and self-assessment quizzes available

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Coaching and mentoring theory and models
Chapter 3: Coaching and mentoring skills
Chapter 4: Coaching and mentoring for individual change
Chapter 5: Coaching and mentoring for leaders
Chapter 6: Coaching and mentoring by leaders
Chapter 7: Coaching and mentoring for strategy
Chapter 8: Coaching and mentoring for innovation
Chapter 9: Coaching and mentoring for organisational change
Chapter 10: Cross-cultural and virtual coaching and mentoring
Chapter 11: Ethical issues in coaching and mentoring
Chapter 12: Success in coaching and mentoring


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For lecturers:
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Lecturer's Guide

For students:

  • Knowledge Quizzes
  • Skills and Self-awareness Quizzes

'I like this book because it is a smooth read with a good critical and questioning  line throughout. There are some innovations, for example, two leadership chapters,  a very interesting chapter on ethics and some well-constructed vignettes to ponder on. If you are interested in  Coaching and Mentoring for Business, buy it now, you won’t be disappointed!'

Bob Garvey
York St John University Business School

'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
David Clutterbuck Partnership

'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
Director Masters of Business Coaching, Sydney Business School

'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
Nurturing Potential

A very good book containing good practical points for those working in business who are tasked with mentoring staff.

Ms Rita Walsh
School of Business, Royal Agricultural College
June 26, 2015

A good read. Good coverage of leadership and coaching.

Ms Melody Harrogate
EHS, Derby univeristy
June 9, 2015

A useful guide

Ms Janette Bradnick
Department of Business, Kingston College
June 8, 2015

A very good introduction on the use of coaching and mentoring for business purposes. Especially ideal for those studying or practising coaching within organizational contexts.

Dr Ioanna Iordanou
Department of Business and Management, Oxford Brookes University
May 7, 2015

This is a great book and covers key areas in an accessible but detailed way.

Ms Sandra Parry
Bristol Business School, University of The West of England
April 21, 2015

a good book to contextualise coaching in a business setting

George Sandamas
School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
April 17, 2015

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