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Coaching and Mentoring for Business

by Grace McCarthy SAGE Publications Ltd
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This book focuses on the contribution that coaching and mentoring can make to individual and organisational performance.

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. The book 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, self-assessments of knowledge and of students’ self-awareness / skills, and a facilitator’s guide to each chapter with suggested in-class activities and notes on self-assessments
•An ideal text for students taking a coaching module as part of a business and management degree or taking a coaching or mentoring qualification as well as for coaches, mentors and coaching managers.

Coaching and mentoring theory and models
Coaching and mentoring skills
Coaching and mentoring for individual change
Coaching and mentoring for leaders
Coaching and mentoring by leaders
Coaching and mentoring for strategy
Coaching and mentoring for innovation
Coaching and mentoring for organisational change
Cross-cultural and virtual coaching and mentoring
Ethical issues in coaching and mentoring
Success in coaching and mentoring

'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.'
Dr Grace McCarthy is Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Following many years in industry, Grace now specialises in coaching, mentoring and education. Grace developed the Master of Business Coaching at the University of Wollongong, combining inputs from industry with academic research and the requirements of professional associations. Launched in 2008, the course attracts experienced internal and external coaches, human resource and other professionals from around Australia, each passionate about coaching and seeking to enhance their skills and understand the theoretical underpinnings of their practice. Grace is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring and reviews for this and other journals and conferences. In 2012, Grace was awarded an Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching citation for aUsing a coaching approach to inspire a love of learning among students and colleaguesa.