Career Development International: Volume 7 Issue 5


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Formal entrepreneurial mentoring: the efficacy of third party managed programs

Leonard Bisk

Addresses the effectiveness of the matching process of third party managed entrepreneurial mentoring programs. The role of government in encouraging enterprise development has…


Mentoring at the Halifax plc (HBOS) – a small beginning in a large organisation

Bob Garvey, Kevin Galloway

This paper offers a description of mentoring within the context of a large organisation. Mentoring is increasingly employed in many occupational settings in relation to induction…


Mentor supervision and development – exploration of lived experience

Roger Barrett

The article explores the process of mentor development and the benefits that can accrue, both to the mentor and the mentee. Using personal experience, underpinned by theory, the…


Coaching for a change with Vodafone

John Eaton, Duncan Brown

Discusses the organizational culture of Vodaphone in the mid‐1990s and the company’s attempts to bring about organizational change. In an attempt to change the culture from one of…


The smarter they are the harder they fail

Diane Newell

A common issue in leadership development is the high flyers who reach a position where their lack of “soft” skills hampers their performance and proves a barrier to their…


Mentoring and motivational versatility: an exploration of reversal theory

Michael J. Apter, Stephen Carter

The present paper is intended as an exploration of the relevance of reversal theory for mentoring. In principle, reversal theory would appear to offer some major strengths in this…


AIB’s learning and development programme for graduates – a case study of a strategic initiative

Judy Murphy

This paper describes AIB’s Learning and Development Programme (LDP) for graduates, developed in 1999. AIB saw it as imperative to ensure that the investment being made by the…


A study of the mentoring scheme at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education: issues of equity and justice

Clare Hetherington

This paper discusses the mentoring scheme developed at the Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education. The author, while working on her MA dissertation, was asked to…


Creating patterns of meaning: a collaborative approach to sensemaking

Liz Borredon, Anthony Blake

The objective of the final plenary session of the 8th European Mentoring Conference was to establish a new understanding of mentoring through a collaborative approach to creating…

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