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Connecting coaching and positive organisational psychology research

I recently attended the ANZAM conference in Brisbane where two issues caught my attention. Firstly,therewasalmostnomentionofcoachingacrossthehundredsofpresentationsandsymposia(more on that later).The secondissue was anilluminatingkeynote byProf....

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Book Review of The Collaborative Leader: the ultimate leadership challenge

A book review of The Collaborative Leader: the ultimate leadership challenge

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Inter-cultural mentoring for newcomer immigrants: Mentor perspectives and better practices

The objective of this study was to draw from mentor feedback and reflections and examine the practices of mentors successful in mentoring immigrant newcomers. The paper reports on how mentors related the competencies they reported as foundational for decoding, absorbing, and transferring tacit/explicit knowledge holdings....

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College mentoring: Alumni views on programme efficacy in shaping leadership ability

This qualitative exploratory case study investigated the perceived role of mentoring in assisting African American males achieve leadership positions. Twenty African American male alumni of the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), a college-based mentoring programme, were interviewed....

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Mentoring relationships in sport from the protégé’s perspective

This study explored mentoring relationships in sport from the perspective of the protégé.  The project was guided by contemporary mentoring theories as framed by Kram's Mentor Role Theory (Kram, 1985).  A convenience sample of 230 volleyball coaches was recruited for this study....

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The impact of training, mentoring and coaching on personal learning in the sales environment

Training, mentoring, and coaching are all tools used to manage and enhance the performance of the sales force.  However, little is known about the interplay between these learning tools and the extent to which a salesperson applies the knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in training on the job, defined as learning transfer.  Usin...

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Coaching for career capital development: a study of expatriates’ narratives

This study explores, through stories, how coaching supports the development of expatriates’ career capital; it is the first empirical investigation in this area. A narrative analysis was conducted to explore semi-structured interviews....

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What do experienced team coaches do? Current practice in Australia and New Zealand

Team coaching in organisations is becoming increasingly commonplace, but there remains a lack of clarity as to what team coaching is and what makes it effective. Thirty-six team coaches with experience of working in Australia and New Zealand were interviewed in an attempt to explore what practitioners actually do....

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What works for you may not work for (Gen)Me: Limitations of present leadership theories for the new generation

Scholars and practitioners alike have recognized that younger workers, collectively known as Millennials or GenMe, are different from workers in prior generations. Employees of this generation hold different expectations regarding the centrality of work to their lives and bring different personalities and attitudes to the workforce....

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An integrative model of leadership behavior

Decades of questionnaire and interview studies have revealed various leadership behaviors observed in successful leaders. However, little is known about the actual behaviors that cause those observations....

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