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Mentoring very Senior Executives


I am reading a research dissertaion which suggest that there is no literature on the impact on the mentor when working with Board members/CEOs/Directors i.e. the mentors countertransference to the power and affluence of the individual being mentored. Is there anything written out there on this topic?
Rosemary Napper

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  1. Executive Mentoring Video


    The following video may be of interest to you:

    Mentoring for Executives
    Ash Quarry Productions Pty Ltd
    Gower (not available from Gower outside Europe)

    £99.00+VAT ISBN: 9 999 99355 9 1999 14 minutes VHS Video

    This video describes how executive mentoring should work, the differences between internal and external mentoring programs and what benefits the individual and the organisation can expect. Key learning points include: identifying a suitable mentor; the difference between a mentor and the line manager; confidentiality and politics; time spans for mentoring relationships; how mentoring discussions work. The programme features psychologist Peter Quarry, interviewing Stephen Schneider, Managing Director, CPS Ltd, UK.

    Stephen Schneider is a former group board director of a major international company and has extensive boardroom and business experience. He acts as a mentor for board members, facilitates top team development groups and works as a process consultant at Henley Management College.

    All the best
    Mike Wills

  2. Executive mentoring
    I have not seen any specific research into this however I am sure there are sources of information. You may want to take a look at the Coaching & Mentoring Network at In the Resource Centre you will find in the Articles section a research project report by Carol Gegner into Executive Coaching (tho mainly from the recipient’s viewpoint) plus David Clutterbuck’s book Mentoring Executives & Directors may be a useful reference point. The first chapter is available as a free download from the site too – look under the Mentoring category in the Books section.

    David Clutterbuck has undertaken a considerable amount of research into mentoring relationships and I would recommend that you make contact with him – his details are on the website and he will be at the European Mentoring Conference in Cambridge at the end of November.

    I hope some of this is helpful – if you want to discuss then please feel free to call me on 0870 733 3313 or [email protected] (The Coaching & Mentoring Network is a free information resource).

  3. Mentoring senior executives

    This is my second attempt I seemed to manage to lose the first.As already stated you might fine the Clutterbuck and Mengginson book very useful. I am a writer [ “The Mentoring Manual”–Gower Publishing 2000 ] and consultant with some experience of mentoring. Currently I mentor a director in a Sheffield manufacturing company. If you think I can be of help please contact me via my E-mail address [ [email protected] ] or call me on 01709 545691.

    Best of luck

    Mike Whittaker


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