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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, ...

Career Cycles and Mentoring
Career cycles and mentoring

In this era of global business turbulence, we know that careers change at an astonishing rate, but we do not know a lot about what causes and influences these changes. If we think of a career as a series of learning cycles, in which a learner's1 career unfolds through a sequence of exploration, trial, establishment, and mastery, followed by a period of new exploration (Hall & Associates, 1996, 2002), what is it that triggers a new learning cycle? What role might relationships, particularly mentoring and a person's developmental network, have on career change and a broader learning cycle? To be more specific, how do developmental networks facilitate career learning and transitions? Are there circumstances in which developmental networks ...

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