Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring: How to Facilitate an Effective Mentoring Process / Edition 1by Margo Murray
Pub. Date: 04/04/2001
The business world has changed dramatically since the first edition of Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring was published in 1991. Once a fringe approach to skill development, facilitated mentoring has made its way into the mainstream as a successful, cost-effective method for critical skill and knowledge transfer. Countless organizations in business, education,… See more details below
The business world has changed dramatically since the first edition of Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring was published in 1991. Once a fringe approach to skill development, facilitated mentoring has made its way into the mainstream as a successful, cost-effective method for critical skill and knowledge transfer. Countless organizations in business, education, and the nonprofit sector have discovered that having a facilitated mentoring process is a key strategy for filling today's need for a more highly skilled, diverse, and flexible workforce. What makes some of them more successful than others? Margo Murray's classic book Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the demands of today's complex and competitive organizations. Filled with real-life examples illustrating what works and what doesn't, this invaluable resource provides both sample models and specific guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating a facilitated mentoring process within any type of organization. A wealth of helpful suggestions on how to be a mentor, find a mentor, and what to do to make the mentoring relationship work makes this book essential reading for anyone with an interest in mentoring. While built on a well-researched foundation, Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring is an accessible resource. In it you will find practical checklists, guidelines, and examples that outline how to design a mentoring process to meet specific organizational needs. The book includes:
- A clear explanation of what mentoring is—and what it is not
- Guidance for assessing needs and determining organizational readiness
- Advice for structuring the mentor role
- Suggestions for evaluating mentoring process effectiveness
- Ideas for making facilitated mentoring work
Table of Contents
THE MENTORING CONCEPT, BENEFITS, AND PITFALLS.
What Mentoring Is - and What It Is Not.
Mentoring at Work in Organizations.
The Upside and Downside for the Organization.
Payoffs and Penalties for the Protege.
The Mentor's Motivation and Concerns.
FACILITATED MENTORING -
HOW TO MAKE IT WORK.
Mentoring Models and Applications.
Assessing Needs and Determining Organizational Readiness.
Structuring the Mentor Role -
Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection and Rewards.
Selecting Proteges and Diagnosing Their Development Needs.
Involving the Boss Who Is Not the Mentor.
The Coordination Team -
Selection, Training, and Responsibilities.
Negotiating Sound Mentoring Agreements.
Evaluating Mentoring Process Effectiveness.
Gender, Culture, and Relationship Concerns.
Resource: Sources of Instruments for Assessing Growth and Development.
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