Mentoring: A key issue in Human Resource Management. There is no success without
a successful successor. Coaching is a process that enables learning and development to occur and thus performance to improve. In improving employee’s performance through coaching, coaches have two-fold roles: helping employees grow professionally and at the same time, advancing the employees own career; the other is correcting the employees’ performance problems.
To be a successful coach, requires a knowledge and understanding of the processes as well as the variety of styles, skills and techniques that are appropriate to the context in which the coaching takes place. It is helping another person to improve awareness, to set and achieve goals in order to improve a particular behavioral performance. The book adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, examining the subject from the perspective of behavioural sciences, social psychology, education, management sciences and even history and religion. The bibliography includes recent research literature from the 21st century. Some articles report Nigerian case studies and highlight the specific challenges to be encountered in our Nigerian environment. Many of the articles offer specific, practical guidelines. One of them presents a user-friendly tool for measuring mentoring talent; this is certainly of great usefulness to anyone wishing to test his or her natural ability to engage in a mentor-mentee relationship. The relevance of mentoring to present-day Human Resource Management is highlighted throughout the book. The two chapters offering a Muslim and a Christian perspective on the subject are quite unique in the literature on mentoring and make a contribution to the achievement of peaceful co-existence and relationships between both religions. (2011; 470pages) (2013; 558pages).