Mentoring in Action: A Practical Guide for Managers

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Containing numerous case studies from a wide range of international organisations, Mentoring in Action presents a variety of mentoring schemes, pointing out both successes and failures. The book demonstrates the flexibility of mentoring and its application in numerous areas, including business, the public sector, education and the community. It examines, in practical terms, how mentoring can be a valuable element in the effectiveness of the learning organisation, empowerment initiatives, management competencies, personal development plans, performance management, and career management.
The book places emphasis on the role of mentoring in encouraging individuals to gain insights into themselves, rather than the mentor taking over for them. The case studies also reveal the mutuality of mentoring, describing how mentors can also gain from those they mentor.
This innovative approach to a fascinating subject makes vital reading for HRM professionals and consultants, IPD students, mentors and those they mentor, and people in TECs, schools and other educational establishments.

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About the author (1995)

David Megginson is Emeritus Professor of HRD at Sheffield Hallam University. He is co-founder of the former EMC (European Mentoring Centre), an Ambassador for the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) and the founder of the Coaching and Mentoring Research Unit. David is a dedicated listener, an experienced coachmentor and obsessive runner.

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