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Coaching and mentoring: The collected thoughts of Dr Richard Hale


If you're interested in some thought-provoking reading around the subject of coaching and mentoring, Dr Richard Hale's series of monthly articles should be just the ticket.

As Director of Action Learning Forums for the International Management Centres Association and author of eight books covering subjects such as performance management, influencing, problem solving and the virtual organization, Richard has some interesting thoughts on coaching, mentoring and the role of the trainer in general.

You can read all of Richard's articles collected together from the links below:

  • Magpies and performing parrots: Dr Hale suggests that trainers, coaches and consultants need to take a fresh look at how their role is percieved and defined in the workplace.

  • The '6 per cent club' and mentoring Dr Hale examines why training designed to alter behaviour has such a low success rate, and looks at how mentoring relationships can help sustain behavioural changes if properly defined.

  • On becoming a disruptive influence Dr Hale considers the need to ask awkward questions, and for individuals sometimes to be prepared to upset the status quo.

  • How do people at the top learn? Dr Hale looks at how senior figures in organisations improve their knowledge and skills.
  • Dr Hale's monthly articles are published at the beginning of each month in the news pages on this site, and also on the CPD Business School pages at .

    More in-depth materials on coaching, mentoring and influence from Dr Hale are available from the TrainingZONE Library.


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