Leader Mentoring: Find, Inspire, and Cultivate Great Leaders

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Mentoring differs from instruction, teaching, and coaching in that it emphasizes not talents and skills used in executing a project, but the qualities and values of life needed to sustain oneself in the creative endeavor. In Leader Mentoring, author Michael Shenkman makes the case for leader mentoring. "No mentors, no leaders," he says. Yet, this great, ancient, and necessary catalyst for learning has been neglected by our training and development industry.

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Overview

Mentoring differs from instruction, teaching, and coaching in that it emphasizes not talents and skills used in executing a project, but the qualities and values of life needed to sustain oneself in the creative endeavor. In Leader Mentoring, author Michael Shenkman makes the case for leader mentoring. "No mentors, no leaders," he says. Yet, this great, ancient, and necessary catalyst for learning has been neglected by our training and development industry.

For any executive who wants to succeed, coaching has proven its worth. But mentoring touches something else: how managers can shape their lives so that they can step into larger challenges and risks to accomplish something greater than they ever have before.

This book looks at the true significance of mentoring, as well as the tradition and spirit that motivates it. In addition, Shenkman's colleagues and clients share their own life-changing mentoring experiences. Today, at a time when great leaders need to be found and set to work, Leader Mentoring shows the way.

About the Author:
Michael Shenkman, PhD, president of the Arch of Leadership, a nationally recognized leader-mentoring firm based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the author of The Arch and the Path: The Life of Leading Greatly and two other books, as well as numerous articles

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630124
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 8.23 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Shenkman, Ph.D., president of the Arch of Leadership, a nationally recognized leader mentoring firm based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the author of The Arch and The Path: The Life of Leading Greatly and two other books, as well as numerous published articles. He developed the Arch of Leadership program after more than 20 years of consulting experience, extensive research, executive coaching, and mentoring. He holds a Ph.D. from Boston College and a B.A. from Dickinson College.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     9
Preface     13
Introduction: Leader Mentoring     15
Choosing the Candidate     33
The Outline for Mentoring a Leader     53
Being Mentored     73
Who Mentors     99
Mentoring in Action     119
The "Professional" Factor     159
The Right Role for Leader Mentoring     173
Conclusion: The Value Proposition     189
Postscript     209
Mentoring Along the Path     213
Terms Used in the Arch of Leadership Mentoring Program     229
Workbook     239
Notes     243
Bibliography     245
Index     251
About the Author     255
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  • Posted December 19, 2008

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    Michael H. Shenkman has lengthy experience in mentoring up-and-coming leaders. Since the field of professional leader mentoring is so new, he takes time to explain what it is and isn¿t. He differentiates leader mentoring from coaching, and gives priority to his chosen field. The book provides core ideas, some real-world examples and a few testimonials. However, it also includes an unexpected ingredient: a sales pitch that invites you to hire his company. Even so, getAbstract finds that his comprehensive teaching suggestions are specific and useful, from how to select a mentoring candidate to how to calculate the ROI of mentoring.

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