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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 as a Forum for Personal Learning in Organizations
Mentoring as a forum for personal learning in organizations

The reality of today's organizations involves unprecedented change in the way employees experience work. Advancements in technology and education, increases in competition and diversity of the workforce, downsizing, restructuring, mergers, and acquisitions are requiring organizations to rely more on human capital to adapt to these changes in the workplace. This has increased demands on individuals for self-development, flexibility, and change. The ability to learn, unlearn, and relearn are now indispensable (Arthur & Rousseau, 1996; Hall, 1996). Learning from training programs and books will not be sufficient to keep pace with required competencies for success in today's fast-paced work environment. Individuals often must look to others to learn new ...

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