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Peer Coaching at Work: Principles and Practices


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When it comes to mentoring, peer coaching is an undervalued workhorse. It's effective, inexpensive, widely applicable, and relatively easy to implement. Many coaches consider it to be the next wave in professional development. Peer Coaching at Work draws on research and practice to deliver a hands-on guide to this powerful relational learning technique. 

The authors -- all leaders in the field -- present a rigorously tested three-part model for facilitating peer coaching relationships in one-on-one settings and in larger groups. With lively case studies, they define peer coaching as a focused relationship between equals who supportively learn from, actively listen to, and judiciously question each other, which leads to breakthroughs that may otherwise lie dormant in one's career. A fundamental guide for anyone with an interest in mentoring and transformational learning, this book is a must-have for the talent management bookshelf.

About the Authors

Polly Parker is Professor of Leadership and Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Queensland.

Douglas T. Hall is Morton H. and Charlotte Friedman Professor of Management Emeritus and Founding Director of the Executive Development Roundtable at Boston University's Questrom School of Business.

Kathy E. Kram is R.C. Shipley Professor in Management Emerita at Boston University's Questrom School of Business and Principal of ICW Consulting Group.

Ilene C. Wasserman is President of ICW Consulting Group and a Senior Leadership Fellow at the Wharton School where she is the lead coach of their executive leadership program. She is also on the faculty of the ODL Program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is an Executive in Residence with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).

NamePeer Coaching at Work: Principles and Practices
AuthorPolly Parker | Douglas T. (Tim) Hall | Kathy E. Kram | Ilene C. Wasserman
Published Year2018
Page Count216
PublisherStanford University Press
SKU9780804797092-AMZ
ISBN9780804797092