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Picture of Leadership Coaching, Mentoring, Counselling or Supervision? One Way Is Not Enough

Leadership Coaching, Mentoring, Counselling or Supervision? One Way Is Not Enough

Author(s): Eileen Piggot-Irvine, Karene Biggs

Book Description

This book outlines a highly practical integrated approach to leader support which has been widely utilised across multiple sectors. In addition to outlining the varied modalities of one-to-one support (counselling, supervision, coaching and mentoring), it challenges the notion that such approaches alone can provide the individual with the confidential support which leaders need. Instead, the book offers an action research based ‘Leadership Inquiry Support’ (LIS) model which holistically integrates multiple modalities of support alongside a strong developmental process. Central to this model is dedication to authentic collaboration in the support relationship. Detail is also provided on how to create such a relationship in non-controlling, non-avoiding, dialogical ways. Furthermore, this text explores a number of tricky issues, including how those facilitating LIS gain support for themselves and keep themselves safe, the evaluation of LIS, and consideration of ethical, cultural and context variables. This is not a ‘quick-fix’ solution book, but rather a deep and holistic exploration of implementation strategies for LIS backed up by research and real-world, practical experience.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-5429-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-5429-5
Date of Publication: 01/09/2020
Pages / Size: 143 / A5
Price: £58.99


Eileen Piggot-Irvine is an Adjunct Professor of Leadership at both Royal Roads University, Canada, and Griffith University, Australia. She is also a contract Professor at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, and has published six books, multiple book chapters, and 70 journal articles. She is lead editor of the ALARA Monograph Series and is currently an editor for four other journals.

Karene Briggs is passionate about the importance of providing support for leaders in order to provide an environment for success. Her Master’s degree thesis focused on such support. She worked for 18 months in evaluation as a reviewer at the Education Review Office (ERO), and has been a Principal at two secondary schools, where she has led staff appraisal and introduced support for leadership development in these schools.