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Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Coaching and Mentoring

by Bob Garvey SAGE Publications Ltd
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Written to challenge, stimulate and inform, this book takes a critical look at the rapidly-growing field of coaching and mentoring. Focusing on all types of organization - public, private, large, small and not-for-profit - Robert Garvey inspires and provokes readers by asking questions such as 'Are coaching and mentoring the same?' 'Are we obsessed with skills?' and 'What is performance?' He also delves into contemporary debates such as concerns about standards, competencies and codes of ethics, interspersed with views on power, control and politics.

COURSE USE: Suitable for courses in Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management in Nursing and Leadership and Management.

Introduction What Is Mentoring and What Is Coaching? Are Coaching and Mentoring the Same? The Definition Debate What are the Discourses and What are We Not Hearing in Coaching and Mentoring? Are We Obsessed with Skills and Competences in Coaching and Mentoring? What Is Performance in Coaching and Mentoring? The Psychological Influences on Coaching and Mentoring Conclusions and Further Questions

'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)'
Bob Garvey Sheffield Hallam University