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This book will provide you with the tools to understand the unique role of mentors in today's workplace, determine the most effective mentoring style for your situation, establish agreements to ensure a successful and rewarding relationship, and avoid behaviors that may interfere with mentee growth and development.
Part 1: Mentoring As an Art The Story of Mentor Helping Agents New Visions Mentoring's Many Forms Mentors Are Special Helpers The Extra Mile Part 2: Is Mentoring for You? Investing in Others Your Investment in Mentoring The Empowering Mentor Mentor Self-Development Part 3: Understanding Mentees' Needs Adapting to Change Fostering Positive Self-Image Managing Change Dealing with Gray Areas Part 4: Positive Behaviors Seven Types of Mentor Assistance Shifting Context Listening Identifying Feelings Listening for Motivation Productive Confrontation Providing Appropriate Information Delegating Authority and Giving Permission Encouraging Exploration of Options Part 5: Behaviors to Avoid Avoiding Negative Behavior The Problem with Criticism The Problem with Advice Information vs. Advice The Problem with Rescuing Part 6: Mentor-Mentee Gains Developing a Partnership Anticipated Gains Assessing Mentee Expectations Developing a Mentor-Mentee Agreement Part 7: Special Situations Mentoring and Changing Demographics Cross-Gender Mentoring Cross-Cultural Mentoring Mentoring by a Supervisor or Manager Appendix Author's Comments on the Case Studies Additional Reading