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Mentoring is a hot buzzword these days. Unfortunately, although the word "mentoring" is used all the time, most people do not know what it means. This book fills that gap by describing and illustrating the essential practices of outstanding mentors. It provides a realistic look at mentoring by showing what goes on in a mentoring relationship and what mentors actually do with their protégés. This book makes a unique contribution through its hands-on approach to the thorny issue of cross-racial and cross-cultural differences in mentoring relationships. The book shows how such differences can be handled successfully and can even enrich a mentoring relationship. Specific mentoring practices and their racial/cultural implications are presented and explained. The book gives readers a clear sense of what they can do to mentor and make a real difference, even when their protégés are radically different from themselves.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Big Picture: What Effective Mentoring Looks Like Part 3 Establishing the Mentoring Relationship and Building Trust Chapter 4 Giving Time Chapter 5 Being Available Chapter 6 Maintaining Good Communication Chapter 7 Keeping Your Word Chapter 8 Holistic Understanding Chapter 9 Talking About Race And Culture Chapter 10 Listening Chapter 11 Providing emotional support Chapter 12 Telling About Yourself Chapter 13 Acknowledging Limitations Chapter 14 Acknowledging and Repairing Mistakes Chapter 15 Using Humor Chapter 16 Giving Gifts Part 17 Developing the Protege's Skills Chapter 18 Discussing Dreams and Goals Chapter 19 Building Skills Chapter 20 Building Confidence With Positive Words Chapter 21 Giving Quality Feedback Chapter 22 Giving Practical Support Chapter 23 Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs Part 24 Facilitating the Protege's Socialization Chapter 25 Being Proactive Chapter 26 Providing Opportunities Chapter 27 Role-Modeling Chapter 28 Providing Access to the Inside Story Chapter 29 Endorsing Chapter 30 Building Community Chapter 31 Protecting Part 32 Institutions and Mentoring Chapter 33 What Institutions Can Do to Support Outstanding Mentoring Chapter 34 Conclusion
Anne Chan has written a must read for anyone interested in mentoring. She has written a very practical book about cross-cultural mentoring. Dr. Chan talking about cross-cultural mentoring by provides a wealth of illustrative and entertaining examples. In addition, she provides practical and implementable suggestions for anyone interested in mentoring. This book would be valuable for mentors, proteges, and especially for community based practitioners who are setting up mentoring programs. If you are thinking of setting up a mentoring program or want to improve a program you already have developed, this book will provide valuable tips and suggestions. Plus, since it is so well-written, you will enjoy reading it from beginning to end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.