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The Handbook of Mentoring at Work: Theory, Research, and Practice brings together the leading scholars in the field in order to craft the definitive reference book on workplace mentoring. This state-of-the-art guide connects existing knowledge to cutting-edge theory, research directions, and practice strategies to generate the “must-have” resource for mentoring theorists, researchers, and practitioners. Editors Belle Rose Ragins and Kathy E. Kram address key debates and issues and provide a theory-driven road map to guide future research and practice in the field of mentoring. Key Features Takes a three-pronged approach: Organized into three parts—Research, Theory, and Practice. Breaks new theoretical ground in a time of change: The theory section extends the theoretical horizon by providing perspectives across related disciplines in order to enrich, enliven, ...

Mentoring for Intentional Behavioral Change
Mentoring for intentional behavioral change

For all of the time, effort, and money invested in attempts to help individuals develop through education, training, mentoring, and coaching, there are few theories that help us to understand the change process. Research into the change process seems to always document the importance of others in the process, whether those others are various forms of support or reference groups (Ballou, Bowers, Boyatzis, & Kolb, 1999) or mentors, coaches, counselors, or trusted advisors (Allen, Eby, Poteet, Lentz, & Lima, 2004; Hall, 1996; Kolb & Boyatzis, 1970a, 1970b; Kram, 1985; McCall, Lombardo, & Morrison, 1988; Noe, Greenberger, & Wang, 2002; Wanberg, Welsh, & Hezlett, 2003). Other than Prochaska, DiClemente, and Norcross (1992) and McClelland (1965), the actual ...

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