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This is an unusual and path breaking book. Simon Western explores coaching in its many variations and simultaneously critiques the different discourses that comprise it.’
Larry Hirschhorn - Professor of Human and Organization development at Fielding Graduate University, Principle CFAR
‘Finally an in-depth inquiry into coaching and why it is so popular. Coaching and Mentoring contains a profound analysis of the cultural background of coaching.’
Erik de Haan - Director Centre for Coaching, Ashridge University; Professor of organizationDevelopment and Coaching, VU University Amsterdam
‘In a highly original way, Dr Western helps us to obtain greater insight into the enigma of leadership.’
Manfred Kets de Vries - Director, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre
‘An outstanding addition to the Leadership literature.’
Professor Cary L. Cooper CBE - Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University ‘
This book provides a unique and much needed voice to the field of leadership studies, and will have a significant impact worldwide.’
Professor Jonathan Gosling - Director of the Leadership Centre, exeter University
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The Wounded Self and Celebrated Self: Coaching bridges the gap
Free download introduction to Coaching and Mentoring a critical text (Western S 2012, Sage)
Soul Guide Coaching
The soul guide discourse sets out one of four discourses that underpin coaching practice today. Free download Chapter 6 of Coaching and Mentoring a critical text (Western S 2012, Sage)
A Meta-Theory of Coaching
Download this slide presentation (click image below)
Eco-Leadership: the new paradigm of leadership for the 21st century
This free chapter is from Leadership a critical text 2nd Edition (Western S 2013, Sage)
Download this slide presentation on Eco-Leadership (click image below)
Autonomist leadership in leaderless movements: anarchists leading the way
Autonomist Leadership is the name given to the non-hierarchical, informal and distributed forms of leadership found in emancipatory social movements.
This is an academic article published in Ephemera Journal
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