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Coaching and mentoring

Do you want to develop your personal coaching and mentoring skills? Or find a mentor to help move your career forward? Use our books, guides and helpful links to identify best practice and discover new techniques and approaches.

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Featured eBook

Improve your coaching and training skills
Forsyth, Patrick (Kogan Page, 2008)

The book contains practical guidelines to help you develop your staff. Ideal for busy managers who don't have human resources support, it will help you to boost staff effectiveness through coaching and training. Key content includes: why development matters, on-the-job coaching, mentoring, developing a formal training method, conducting a training session and assessing on-going effectiveness.

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Featured article

How the best managers can get the most from their staff
Outcomes of research carried out to understand how managers can do a better job of providing the coaching and development up-and-coming talent needs.

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The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Great answers to tough CV problems: CV secrets from a top career coach

Covers the purpose of CVs, their role in recruitment, personal brand management, researching employers, communication and presentation skills, formatting CVs, covering letters, and performing live presentations for interviewers. It also includes several template CVs for a variety of job markets and circumstances.

Designing workplace mentoring programs: an evidence-based approach

The book includes chapters on planning and providing infrastructure for mentoring, participant recruitment and selection, matching mentors with proteges, training, the mentoring process, programme evaluation.

Coaching and mentoring

A book on coaching and mentoring for those who want to help people learn more effectively. It examines how to create practical conversations to improve learning and encourage personal development. It also explores ways in which people interact to help support and improve performance.

Improve your coaching and training skills

For managers who do not have the benefit of human resources support. Addresses a range of subjects within staff training and development, including on-the-job coaching, formal training, and assessment of ongoing effectiveness.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Take charge of your professional growth through self-mentoring: These 4 steps help you find yourself, by yourself

This article offers suggestions for professional growth through self-mentoring. Topics discussed include the need for professionals to define their passion or interests and the activities that energize them; the need to identify and develop one's skills; and the importance of observing and learning from leaders that people admire. Also mentioned is the importance of receiving constructive feedback.

How to attract an entry-level employee

The article shares the experiences and strategies of several employers in Great Britain with regards to attracting workers for entry-level roles. Topics discussed include graduate-focused employers' investment in apprenticeship programs, the mentoring of young people, and workplace planning to prepare for possible talent and skills shortage.

Mentoring for executives and managers

Discusses the importance of mentoring for higher-level accounting professionals, providing tips for both mentors and mentees.

We get our coaching expertise through an app

The article discusses the financial technology firm Reciept Bank and its use of a mobile application and a cloud-based platform to train new employees and get them up to a certain experience level as quickly as possible.

The parenting factor

The article examines how companies can use mentoring to improve the talent among its employees and those it wishes to recruit or retain. Particular attention is given to the challenges associated with employee returning from parental leave and the transition process for these employees. To ensure talent is productive, it suggests mentoring that addresses the specific needs of employees..

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Useful links

Mentoring and executive coaching
Find out about the ICAEW programme for future leaders of the finance profession.

One-to-one career advice service. Whether you're looking for advice on taking your career in a new direction or need help creating a stand-out CV, ICAEW's career consultancy service offers personalised advice for the accountancy and finance market.

Coaching and mentoring network
Service both for people who provide coaching or mentoring services and for those seeking them.

CABA: Careers microsite
Dedicated careers support from the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association, focusing on their number one area of enquiry - work. The microsite offers a range of resources, including career coaching, to support members and their families through all stages of their careers.

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