Emerald Article: A reconceptualization of mentoring and sponsoring Earnest Friday, Shawnta S. Friday, Anna L. Green
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A reconceptualization of mentoring and sponsoring
Department of Management and International Business, College of Business Administration, Miami, Florida, USA
Shawnta S. Friday and Anna L. Green
School of Business and Industry, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA Keywords Mentoring, Career development Abstract Mentoring is highly regarded as a career-enhancing phenomenon necessary for any aspiring executive. Several debates within the literature have led to a lack of consistency regarding the deﬁnition of mentoring and a mentor, the functions of a mentor, and the various types of mentoring. It appears that much of the confusion stems from the relationship and association of mentoring with the concept of sponsoring. Within the majority of the literature regarding developmental relationships, sponsoring has been posited to be a sub-function of mentoring. This paper presents two arguments for viewing and examining mentoring and sponsoring as distinctly different, non-mutually exclusive, and possibly concurrent phenomena, as well as offers universal deﬁnitions for both terms. This delineation is offered to aid aspiring executives in their decision making process as to whether to select a mentor, a sponsor, or both.
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the last several decades, with some encompassing sponsorship or sponsor (Chao, 1998; Higgins and Kram, 2001; Mullen, 1998), two of those major researchers have argued that mentoring needs to be reconceptualized (Higgins and Kram, 2001)
Whitely et al. (1991)
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Chao et al. (1992)
Ragins and Scandura (1994)
Scandura and Schriesheim (1994)
Turban and Dougherty 1) A set of role activities, including coaching, (1994) support, and sponsorship, that upper-level ´ ´ managers provide to proteges Tepper (1995)
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