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Doing, Knowing and Being

Julian Lippi

ISBN 10: 3639093461 / ISBN 13: 9783639093469
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264 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.Mentoring and coaching are popular, modern ways ofdeveloping talentmostly using the wise old mannotion of Mentor in Homers Odyssey with an older, wiser person taking a younger, much less experiencedperson under their wing. Surprisingly, the art ofmentoring should bear the goddess Athenas name. Sheis the real mentor in Homers text. Drawing on ancient and modern sources this bookexplores mentoring and its transformative power fromthe perspective of Athenic mentoring. This embodiesthe development of what a person is doing andknowing, and goes to the heart of who theyaretheir being. This exploration of the nature of transformativepersonal change is useful to anyone who is or wantsto be part of a mentoring relationship. Examples are given throughout from the stories ofpeople who have been in mentoring relationships(either as mentor, mentee, or both) as well as theauthors own experience. Understanding the difference between Athenicmentoring (facilitating the transformation of apersons being) from mentoring that helps todevelop what a person knows or does cansignificantly improve a mentoring relationship andits outcomes. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639093469

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Title: Doing, Knowing and Being

Publisher: VDM Verlag

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Mentoring and coaching are popular, modern ways ofdeveloping talent–mostly using the ‘wise old man’notion of Mentor in Homer’s Odyssey with an older,wiser person taking a younger, much less experiencedperson under their wing. Surprisingly, the art ofmentoring should bear the goddess Athena’s name. Sheis the real mentor in Homer''s text.Drawing on ancient and modern sources this bookexplores mentoring and its transformative power fromthe perspective of Athenic mentoring. This embodiesthe development of what a person is ''doing'' and''knowing'', and goes to the heart of who theyare–their ''being''.This exploration of the nature of transformativepersonal change is useful to anyone who is or wantsto be part of a mentoring relationship.Examples are given throughout from the stories ofpeople who have been in mentoring relationships(either as mentor, mentee, or both) as well as theauthor’s own experience.Understanding the difference between Athenicmentoring (facilitating the transformation of aperson’s ‘being’) from mentoring that helps todevelop what a person ‘knows’ or ‘does’ cansignificantly improve a mentoring relationship andits outcomes.

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Dr. Julian Lippi is a management consultant and educatorusing reflection, mentoring and coaching to help managers andleaders improve practice. His career spans broadcasting, general management, consulting and management education. At publication Julian is the Director of the MBA at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

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