Analysis of Article about the Difference between Mentoring and Coaching

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David Macafee and Bob Garvey start of their article by providing details about the origins of the word and practice of mentoring and coaching. Then, before focusing on the differences, they first start off by providing the similarities between coaching and mentoring. In the main body of the article, the authors discuss coaching and mentoring separately, but in that discussion, they point out how both of them differ in the purpose and in the process. That is, they opine that mentorship is a long-term beneficiary act, while coaching is a short-term performance-oriented act. In the subsequent paragraphs, the authors discuss the difference by focusing on the applications of coaching and mentoring, and how they are applied differently in different. The authors mainly point out how coaching has become more commercialized than mentoring. The authors Macafee and Garvey end the article by stressing the importance of having good and effective coaches and mentors, and how they can bring out positive effects on the employee and thereby the organization as a whole.
On the other, in the second article, its author Starcevich begins off his article by pointing about an online survey conducted to define what protégé’s felt were the attributes of effective mentoring relationships (Starcevich, 2007). Then he jumps in the main subject of Coaching and Mentoring by bringing out the differences between a mentor and coach in the form a Table. He mainly differentiates the coaches and the mentors by analyzing them under six different perspectives. That is, coaches and mentors are analyzed on the basis of their Focus, Role, Relationship, Source of influence, Personal returns and Arena. The author Starcevich by discussing each of these perspectives effectively is able to bring out the differences between coaching and mentoring.nbsp.