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This is an unusual and path breaking book. Simon Western explores coaching in its many variations and simultaneously critiques the different discourses that comprise it.’

Larry Hirschhorn - Professor of Human and Organization development at Fielding Graduate University, Principle CFAR

 

‘Finally an in-depth inquiry into coaching and why it is so popular. Coaching and Mentoring contains a profound analysis of the cultural background of coaching.’

Erik de Haan - Director Centre for Coaching, Ashridge University; Professor of organizationDevelopment and Coaching, VU University Amsterdam

‘In a highly original way, Dr Western helps us to obtain greater insight into the enigma of leadership.’

Manfred Kets de Vries -  Director, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre

 

‘An outstanding addition to the Leadership literature.’

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This book provides a unique and much needed voice to the field of leadership studies, and will have a significant impact worldwide.’

Professor Jonathan Gosling - Director of the Leadership Centre, exeter University

Read Simon’s Blog:  Leadership and Coaching Polemic

Drawing leadership and coaching lessons from his polemic views on social events.

www.leadershipandcoachingpolemic.com

 

Publications

For more publications: https://birkbeck.academia.edu/SimonWestern

 

Coaching

The Wounded Self and Celebrated Self:  Coaching bridges the gap

Free download introduction to Coaching and Mentoring a critical text (Western S 2012, Sage)

 

http://www.uk.sagepub.com/upm-data/48929_Introduction,_Western.pdf

 

Soul Guide Coaching

The soul guide discourse sets out one of four discourses that underpin coaching practice today.   Free download Chapter 6 of Coaching and Mentoring a critical text (Western S 2012, Sage)

 

http://www.uk.sagepub.com/upm-data/61128_Western_Coaching_and_Mentoring_chapter_6.pdf

 

A Meta-Theory of Coaching

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Leadership

Eco-Leadership: the new paradigm of leadership for the 21st century

 

This free chapter is from Leadership a critical text 2nd Edition (Western S 2013, Sage)

http://www.uk.sagepub.com/upm-data/57085_Western,_Chapter_12_The_Eco_Leadership_Discourse.pdf

 

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Autonomist leadership in leaderless movements: anarchists leading the way

Autonomist Leadership is the name given to the non-hierarchical, informal and distributed forms of leadership found in emancipatory social movements.

 

This is an academic article published in Ephemera Journal

 

http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/autonomist-leadership-leaderless-movements-anarchists-leading-way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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