The Mentor's Guide Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/25/2011
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Thoughtful and rich with advice, The Mentor's Guide explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end. Now managers, teachers, and leaders from any career, professional, or educational setting can successfully navigate the learning journey by using the hands-on worksheets and exercises in this unique resource. Readers will learn how to: Assess their readiness to become a mentor Establish the relationship Set appropriate goals Monitor progress and achievement Avoid common pitfalls Bring the relationship to a natural conclusion "The greatest gift one can give, other than love, is to help another learn! Every leader who cares about nurturing talent and facilitating excellence will find this book a joy to read and a jewel to share." --Chip R. Bell, author of Managers as Mentors

Author Biography

Lois J. Zachary is an internationally recognized expert on mentoring. She is president of Leadership Development Services, LLC, a Phoenix-based consulting firm that specializes in leadership and mentoring, and is director of its Center for Mentoring Excellence.

Table of Contents

Exercises, Examples, Tables, and Figures.

Foreword (Laurent A. Parks Daloz).

Preface to the Second Edition.


About the Author.

1 Learning: Grounding the Work of Mentoring.

Part One: Considering Context.

2 The Context of Difference: Bringing Who We Are to What We Do.

3 The Context of Connection: Linking Up and Linking In.

Part Two: The Predictable Phases of Mentoring.

4 Preparing: Getting Ready for a Mentoring Relationship.

5 Negotiating: Establishing Agreements.

6 Enabling Growth, Part One: Support, Challenge, and Vision.

7 Enabling Growth, Part Two: Engaging in Feedback and Overcoming Obstacles.

8 Coming to Closure: Looking Back, Moving Forward.

9 Digging Deeper: Reengagement and Resources for Learning.




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