A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Coaching and Mentoring
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.
This book proves to be an engaging, thought-provoking and, above all, entertaining read for undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students looking for different ways of thinking about coaching and mentoring.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Introduction: Why Developing a Critical Perspective on Coaching and Mentoring Matters
- Chapter 1: What Is Mentoring and What Is Coaching?
- Chapter 2: Are Coaching and Mentoring the Same? The Definition Debate
- Chapter 3: What Are the Discourses and What Are We Not Hearing in Coaching and Mentoring?
- Chapter 4: Are We Obsessed with Skills and Competences in C&M?
- Chapter 5: What Is Performance in Coaching and Mentoring?
- Chapter 6: The Psychological Influences on Coaching and Mentoring
- Chapter 7: Conclusions and Further Questions
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