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The scholarship of management teaching and learning has established itself as a field in its own right, and this benchmark Handbook is the first to provide an account of the discipline. Original chapters from leading international academics identify the key issues and map out where the discipline is going. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the given topic area, highlights current debate, and reviews the emerging research agenda.

Coaching and Mentoring in Support of Management Development1
Coaching and mentoring in support of management development1

This chapter aims to provide an overview of two closely related and often confused forms of developmental intervention within organisations. Both coaching and mentoring appear in a number of forms, influenced by culture, context and purpose. We explore the origins of supported mentoring and coaching, the applications, the benefits, competencies and some aspects of efficacy.

Ask an assembled group of managers how many have a clear perception of the difference between coaching and mentoring and at the least a substantial minority will admit that they are very confused. The two terms are often used interchangeably. Members of a particular professional group may attempt to seize the practitioner high ground by depicting ...

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