Staff Training: An Annotated Review of the Literature (Routledge Library Editions: Human Resource Management)

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In this book, first published in 1990, the authors have provided a scholarly treatment of the body of training literature between 1980 and 1988 that can be used by practitioners. They have drawn from as many different sources as possible and have tried to maintain a balance between popular and academic literature. This title will also be of interest to students of business studies and human resource management.

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Ty Francis, PhD. Ty is a leading Organisational Development consultant, coach and facilitator who works internationally on a variety of personal, organisational and social transformation projects. Following his doctoral research in social psychology, he is passionate about supporting people in their personal development as a foundation both for deep-impact leadership and for organisational and social transformation. His work helps leaders, teams and organisations work together more collaboratively, more creatively and more compassionately.

Malcolm Parlett, PhD. Malcolm followed his doctoral work in experimental psychology at Cambridge with research into teaching and learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Edinburgh University. He co-founded the Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute in the UK, edited the British Gestalt Journal, and was appointed a visiting professor of Gestalt psychotherapy at the University of Derby. In his retirement he has continued with his coaching practice, writing, and editing. He is the author of the book Future Sense: Five Explorations of Whole Intelligence for a World That’s Waking Up.

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"This book is a welcome contribution to the coaching literature. It provides a full appreciation of the range of contributions from Gestalt Psychology to the field of coaching. Every coach will find something here that will both expand and deepen their thinking and their practice. This book emphasizes two core aspects that are central to quality coaching – how we turn up (our presence as a coach) and how we attend to the context in which the work is happening."

Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership, Henley Business School, Chairman, Renewal Associates, and author of many books on coaching, team coaching, supervision and leadership.

"This is a treasure-chest of ideas, methods and frameworks from a wide range of experienced Gestaltists that you can dip into and discover gems that will stretch your thinking, deepen your understanding and enrich your practice of Gestalt Coaching"

John Leary-Joyce, President, Academy of Executive Coaching; author, The Fertile Void – Gestalt Coaching at Work.

"This important book presents a diverse collection of papers on organizational coaching from a Gestalt theoretical perspective. These articles are tied together by their focus on process, creativity, the ‘here and now’, and relational connectedness – all important concepts of a contemporary Gestalt approach."

Joe Melnick PhD, Founding Editor, Gestalt Review; Chair, Cape Cod Training Programme, Gestalt International Study Centre, Co-editor, Mending the World: Social Healing Interventions by Gestalt Practitioners Worldwide.

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