Coaching and Mentoring in the Asia Pacific

Blackman, Anna, Kon, Derrick, and Clutterbuck, David (2018) Coaching and Mentoring in the Asia Pacific. Routledge, Abingdon, UK.

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Abstract

Coaching and mentoring as management approaches have spread rapidly across the Asia Pacific region. Basic concepts of supporting people in their learning, in their career journeys and in the acquisition of wisdom are deeply rooted in all clutures, yet today there is little agreement about what constitutes good practice.

Coaching and Mentoring in Asia Pacific is the first book to put coaching and mentoring into an Asia Pacific context - exploring the challenges, benefits and differences in application, both in concept and practice. Opening with a foreword from Anthony Grant, this book provides commentaries and practical case studies from a wide variety of countries, sectors and perspectives. The authors show how organisations in the Asia Pacific region can make effective use of this powerful developmental tool, in cost-effective, culturally relevant ways. This book will be invaluable reading for students and practitioners based in, planning to work in or curious about coaching and mentoring in the Asia Pacific.

Research Statement

Research Background Coaching is now pretty much a globally-used methodology for enhancing performance, well-being, productivity and for facilitating positive change in a corporations, government institutions, businesses and education settings. Indeed, it is hard to think of a sector of society that does not use some type of coaching methodology. Over the past twenty-five years we have witnessed the emergence of an evidence-based approach to coaching. We have seen the development of a solid empirical evidence-base, as well as the development of conceptually coherent theories that can ethically inform our coaching practice.
Research Contribution This book is the first to put coaching and mentoring into an Asia Pacific context - exploring the challenges, benefits and differences in application, both in concept and practice.
Research Significance Different countries and different cultures do have different values, expectations and working practices. It is both foolish and patronizing for coaches schooled in Westernised approaches to coaching to assume that they can go in and “fix” organisations globally. Of course, few coaches really hold such fixed or authoritarian mindsets, but to date there have been few attempts to document the key issues to pay attention to when coaching in the Asian Pacific region and there are few books that present a comprehensively curated anthology that can act as a practical guide for the ethically-grounded and evidence-based coach or mentor.
Item ID: 52225
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-1-138-64242-3
Keywords: coaching, mentoring, Asia Pacific, good practice, learning
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 01:46
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 100%
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