Career Development International: Volume 5 Issue 4/5


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Capturing essential meaning

Liz Borredon

This article explains the process and results of distilling meaning from the book Mentoring Executives and Directors by David Clutterbuck and David Megginson, published by…

The call to mentor

Elaine R.J. Cox

The article draws on theories of volunteer motivation, documentary evidence and interview data in an attempt to understand the impact of biographical and motivational factors on…


Working with courage, fear and failure

Peter English, Elaine Sutton

This abstract describes research to explore the extent to which issues such as personal courage, fear and the potential for failure are addressed in mentoring relationships. How…


Developing mentors

Bob Garvey, Geof Alred

The article is in three parts. The first, based on survey data, looks at the extent of and the provision for development for mentors and those interested in mentoring. The second…


To match or mis‐match? The dynamics of mentoring as a route to personal and organisational learning

Richard Hale

This article reviews mentoring literature and presents the findings emerging from research into the dynamics of mentoring and how similarities and differences between mentor and…


A role for imagery in mentoring

Sarah Fletcher

This article suggests that simple imagery and visualization techniques can be used with the mentoring relationship. After identifying the challenge that mentors need strategies to…


Mentoring: the Australian experience

Linda MacGregor

The article examines the thought and practice relating to mentoring in Australia. Beginning with facilitated mentoring, two case studies are provided. A second view, guided…


“Cracking the tough nuts”: mentoring and coaching the managers of small firms

David Devins, Jeff Gold

A recent learning programme funded by Sheffield TEC, targeted specifically at “tough nuts”, i.e. small organisations with no history of formal training and development for those…


Current issues in mentoring

David Megginson

The article provides an overview of current issues in mentoring. After drawing on suggestions from participants at a mentoring conference, the article moves on to examine some key…

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