This book is an invaluable aid for all those involved in coaching, educating and training. It uses stories of learning relationships taken from film, TV and literature as a tool for reflecting on, understanding and evolving current mentoring and coaching practice. Storytelling and metaphor are increasingly important in research into leadership and learning.
Here they are used as a powerful aid to learning and change by challenging ideas about mentoring in an innovative and entertaining way. The practical, moral and behavioural complexities of the mentoring relationship are explored through stories from Western popular culture, provoking difficult questions, promoting critical reflection and providing new insights through this fresh and enjoyable approach.