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Learning and development online resources to help you get up to speed on a subject in a remarkably short space of time.




Clarke, J & Nicholson J (2010). Resilience: Bounce Back from Whatever Life Throws at You.


Crimson Publishing. ISBN 978 1 85458 544 8

Discusses what resilience is and where it comes from. Containing practical activities to help increase resilience


Clutterbuck, D (2004) Everyone needs a mentor: fostering talent in your organisation.


CIPD, 4th Edition ISBN 978-1843980544

Written by a co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), this book provides a thorough introduction to mentoring and is useful for both mentors and mentees


Covey, S R (2004). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change.

Famous for the Time Management Matrix that encourages people to prioritise activities in a way that prevents them from being in a state of permanent “crisis management”

Doyle-Morris, S (2009) Beyond the Boy’s Club: Strategies for achieving Career Success as a Women working in a Male Dominated Field.


Wit and Wisdom Press ISBN 978-0-9562688-0-8

Based on the 18 months spent by the author conducting in-depth interviews with 21 senior women, from a range of backgrounds, working in science, engineering, technology and professional services. There is a 20 page section on mentoring


Hay, J (2009). Working it Out at Work; Understanding Attitudes & Building Relationships.


Sherwood Publishing. 2nd Edition. ISBN-10: 1907037012

Uses Transactional Analysis (TA) as the model for helping to understand relationships at work and it provides self-awareness activities to encourage the new behaviour that can transform working relationships


Hofstede, G et al (2012) Culture and organizations: Software of the mind.


McGraw-Hill Professional, 3rd Edition ISBN 978-0071664189

Helping us to understand cultural difference and also to understand more about our own unconscious values and how they might impact on mentoring relationships


Kline, N (1998). Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind.


Cassell Illustrated. ISBN-13: 978-0706377453

Introduces the concept of the ‘Thinking Environment’ and the impact its use can have


Kline, N (2009). More Time to Think: A Way of Being in the World.


Fisher King Publishing. ISBN 978-1-906377-10-6

Provides practical examples of the impact of each of the Ten Components and then describes practical applications of the Thinking Environment in group and pair work (which extend beyond Thinking Pairs & Thinking Groups)


Lees, J (2006). Take Control of Your Career: Practical Steps to Improve Your Working Future.


McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 0077109678

Filled with advice about how to get the career you would like whatever stage you are at and is backed up with numerous self-awareness activities


Parsloe, E & Leedham, M (2009). Coaching and Mentoring: Practical Conversations to Improve Learning.


Kogan Page. 2nd Edition. ISBN 978-0-7494-4365-8

Written by another co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (Parsloe), this book is really useful if you would like to know more about the similarities and differences between coaching and mentoring and will help you develop your “coach-mentor” skills with self-assessment activities and hints and tips


Passmore, J (2009) Diversity in coaching.


Kogan Page Limited

This book explores difference and in particular has taken a gender, generational, cultural, national and race perspective


Whitmore, J (2009). Coaching for Performance: GROWing People, Performance and Purpose.


Nicholas brealey Publishing. 4th Edition. ISBN 978-1857885354

Famous for explaining the GROW sequence of coaching – Goals, Reality, Options, Will and contains many questions that can be used or adapted to support this approach


Journal articles, papers & magazines

Coaching at Work


ISSN 1748-9113 – a quarterly publication about both coaching and mentoring at work (accessed March 2013)


Rock, D (2006) A Brain-Based Approach to Coaching.


International Journal of Coaching in Organisations, 4(2), pp 32-43

This article introduces a theoretical foundation to coaching based on brain function. It highlights some of the current findings about the neuroscience of attention, insight, reflection and action, through interviews with a leading neuroscientist


Web Links

Cornish, T & Jones, P [2012] Hard science and hard lessons: unconscious bias and the promotion of race equality


Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) workshop on advancing race equality in higher education. 25th may 2012.

Powerpoint slides

Unconscious Bias factsheet (accessed March 2013)


Hawkes, S (2012) Supporting women’s mentoring in higher education: a literature review 2010


This literature review was commissioned by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU). (accessed March 2013)


IEPD (2011) Re-routing Behaviour through Uncorrupted Silence


This blog post relates the Thinking Environment to neuroscientific evidence: Kline’s ‘Generative Attention: Uncorrupted Silence’ approach is a high intensity method of getting people, but particularly leaders and executives, to change their behaviours by re-routing their hardwired thinking (accessed March 2013)


Quinn, J (2012) Mentoring: progressing women’s careers in higher education


The Equality Challenge Unit. This publication focuses on case studies of successfully embedded and evaluated schemes at Queen’s University Belfast, Kingston University, the women in Universities Mentoring Scheme (WUMS) in Wales and the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee (accessed March 2013)


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