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Using a blended style of coaching

This research focused on the coaching practices of internal coaches in a multimedia organisation. Survey questions were sent to 135 clients who had completed the ‘Coaching Programme’ since its inception....

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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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Book Review of Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text

A book review of Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text

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Book Review of The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain

A book review of The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain

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Analysing the feasibility of financial rewards for mentors engaged in entrepreneurial mentoring

In the domain of entrepreneurship, mentors are considered as volunteers and philanthropists yet their value is undermined, the purpose of this paper is to explore the feasibility of financial rewards for mentors, which could help in understanding the perspective of mentors towards the opportunity cost associated with mentoring....

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Factors of mentor attrition from an after-school community-based mentoring program

This qualitative case study explores factors of mentor attrition from the perspective of 11 former mentors all of whom prematurely exited a community-based mentoring programme serving low-income African American girls....

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Complexity in coaching: A self-study of roles and relationships

Teacher development, whether in pre-service teacher education or in in-service coaching, is a complex and context-dependent enterprise.  As schools recognise the need to provide embedded and extended professional learning opportunities for novice and veteran teachers, the role of coaches has expanded....

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