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Mentoring Executives and Directors by David Clutterbuck, David Megginson

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Part 1

 

Every executiveneeds a mentor

Why this book?

 

Mentoring Executives and Directors is the direct result of the explosion in mentoring at the top of organizations in recent years. Relatively little study has been made of how executives find and use mentors, neither on their rise to senior positions and when they get there; nor on how executives become mentors in turn.

What research literature there is tends to view mentoring as primarily a vehicle for sponsorship rather than development. Typical of this view is the study undertaken by Tilton Willcox in the 1980s (Willcox, 1987) who found that more than half of 250 executives considered that some form of top management sponsorship was essential or important in reaching an executive post. ...

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