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1st Edition

Coaching and Mentoring in the Asia Pacific

ISBN 9781138642423
Published May 15, 2004 by Routledge
262 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 cultures, yet today, there is little agreement about what constitutes good practice.

Coaching and Mentoring in the 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 organizations 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.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Setting the Scene

Chapter 1: A brief history of coaching and mentoring

David Clutterbuck and Tammy Turner

Chapter 2: Key challenges for coaching and mentoring in Asia-Pacific

Derrick Kon and Anna Blackman

Chapter 3: What does good practice look like?

Anna Blackman and David Clutterbuck

Chapter 4: Role and future of coaching supervision in Asia-Pacific

Vimala Suppiah

Part 2: Coaching Cases

Chapter 5: Coaching in Thailand

Chérie Carter-Scott

Chapter 6: The Cross-Cultural Kaleidoscope™ Model: A Systems Approach to Coaching in the Asia-Pacific Region

Jenny Plaister-Ten

Chapter 7: Asia’s unique leadership challenges

Tony Mathers

Chapter 8: Transitioning the new CEO while embedding a merger

Padraig O’Sullivan

Chapter 9: Technology Leader in Asia

Ram Ramanathan

Chapter 10: Are Leaders born or made? A tale of two executives

Ross Swan

Chapter 11: Auckland City amalgamation and culture development using traditional Maori concept of Kaiarahi

Vanessa Fudge

Chapter 12: Asia-Pacific Organizational Coaching Case Study

Charlie Lang

Chapter 13: Strength-Based Leadership & Team Coaching in Asia Pacific

Doug MacKie

Chapter 14: Empowering Women Leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

David Pierce, Kasia Gurgul, Sue Hubbard and Anna Blackman

Chapter 15: Leadership Coaching: an Australian context

Julia Milner and Mike Armour

Chapter 16: "The Different Me"-s: Using the multi-selves model for peak performance and alignment

Marion Neubronner

Chapter 17: High performance team coaching

Morné Maritz

Chapter 18: Coaching in Asia-Pacific from the perspective of the coachee

Siqiwen Li, Anna Blackman and Alison Carter

Part 3: Mentoring Cases

Chapter 19: Can a ‘white-fella’ be mentored using traditional ‘black-fella’ wisdom?

Akram Sabbagh

Chapter 20: Mentoring within the Pacific Islands

Christopher Nunn

Chapter 21: The Mentoring for Effective Teaching program

Peter Hudson and Sue Hudson

Chapter 22: To Mentor or Not to Mentor: A Mentor Speaks

Ya-Hui Kuo

Chapter 23: Young Women in Leadership, Massey University

Vasudha Bhide and Beth Tootell

Chapter 24: Family Member Mentoring in Hawaii: Understanding the Influence of Culture on Mentors and Protégés

Donnel Nunes

Chapter 25: How to match mentors and mentees effectively

George Quek

Part 4: Conclusions

Chapter 26: Lessons learnt

David Clutterbuck, Anna Blackman and Derrick Kon

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Anna Blackman is an Associate Professor at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Derrick Kon works on CEO challenges, strategy, global leadership development and innovation. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with ICF and a Certified Solution Focused Coach (CSFC) with multinationals, consulting and academic experience.

David Clutterbuck is Special Ambassador for the European Mentoring & Coaching Council and Visiting Professor at three UK universities – Oxford Brookes, Sheffield Hallam and York St John.


"Anyone involved coaching and mentoring in the Asia Pacific region will welcome this book. It includes chapters from experts in the field and provides a fine overview of the challenges faced and how to tackle them. The book is a very useful contribution to our understanding of coaching and mentoring in this developing context."

Dr Elaine Cox, Principal Lecturer and Programme Lead for Coaching & Mentoring, Business School, Oxford Brookes University, UK