The Manager's Pocket Guide to Effective Mentoring

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This book is a practical reference to effective mentoring in a format that provides quick access to the important concepts and techniques of this unique, powerful, one-to-one learning model. The Manager's Pocket Guide to Mentoring is a convenient and comprehensive reference, offering valuable, pragmatic guidance that mentors can use in assisting mentees to: Participate in constructive interpersonal dialogues during the mentoring experience Map out attainable personal and professional goals Analyze problems, ...

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Overview

This book is a practical reference to effective mentoring in a format that provides quick access to the important concepts and techniques of this unique, powerful, one-to-one learning model. The Manager's Pocket Guide to Mentoring is a convenient and comprehensive reference, offering valuable, pragmatic guidance that mentors can use in assisting mentees to: Participate in constructive interpersonal dialogues during the mentoring experience Map out attainable personal and professional goals Analyze problems, formulate realistic solutions, and make constructive decisions Plan workable strategies for promoting career, training, and educational development Initiate positive actions to achieve stated objectives This guide presents an expanded view of the behavioral expertise required of today's mentors who are faced with the challenge of establishing and sustaining mentoring relationships within more complex workplace, academic, and social environments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874254693
  • Publisher: Human Resource Development Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: POCKET
  • Pages: 111
  • Sales rank: 731,615
  • Product dimensions: 4.54 (w) x 7.12 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction: the Manager's Pocket Guide to Effective Mentoring
Purpose ix
Mentoring Today x
Organization of Work xi
Additional Information about Mentoring xi
The Mentor Role: an Introduction
The Six Mentoring Dimensions 3
Planned Sessions 4
Holistic Experience 4
Active Participation 4
Ideal vs. Realistic 5
The Complete Mentor Role: Actions and Purpose
Introduction 9
Relationship Dimension 10
Informative Dimension 11
Facilitative Dimension 11
Confrontive Dimension 11
Mentor Model Dimension 12
Employee Vision Dimension 12
Phases of the Mentoring Relationship
Introduction 15
Concept of Phases 16
Outline of Phases 17
Applying the Six Mentor Dimensions
Introduction 21
Relationship Dimension--Trust 22
Introduction 22
Familiarity--Pluses and Minuses 23
Barriers 23
Minimal or No Prior Contact 24
The Need to Create Trust 24
The Mentee Experience--Acceptance vs. Invalidation 25
Refrain from Instant Disagreement 26
Timing of Remarks 26
Avoid Inappropriate Competition 27
Informative Dimension--Advice 29
Introduction 29
Avoid the Quick Fix 29
Be Alert to Old Patterns 30
Tailored Advice, Not Platitudes 31
Use of the Mentee Profile Form 32
Networking 34
Assessing the Value of Information 34
Facilitative Dimension--Alternatives 36
Introduction 36
Sometimes a Difficult Process 37
Stress and Education 37
Value of Discomfort 38
Learning to Interpret Stress 38
Protecting Mentee Decisions 39
Confrontive Dimension--Challenge 40
Introduction 40
Four Important Variables 41
Respect as a Stabilizer 42
Referral 43
Sufficient Time to Respond 43
Insight and Change 44
Mentor Model Dimension--Motivation 46
Introduction 46
Motivation 47
Value of Self-Disclosure 47
Issues of Disclosure 49
Dealing with Risk 51
Personalize the Relationship 52
Employee Vision Dimension--Initiative 54
Introduction 54
Mentee Potential 55
Mentor Reservations 55
Communicating Concern 57
Consequences of Avoidance 57
Advocacy Viewpoint 58
Initiating and Managing Change 59
Mentor Satisfaction with Results 60
Maintaining Records of Mentoring Sessions 65
Purpose of Notes 65
Suggested Form for Records 66
Mentee Learning Activities 69
Introduction 69
List 70
A Practitioner's Reference--Utilizing the Principles of Adult Mentoring Inventory 73
Purpose of Practitioner's Reference 73
Organization of Material 74
1. Relationship Dimension 76
Summary of Relationship Statements 78
2. Informative Dimension 79
Summary of Informative Statements 81
3. Facilitative Dimension 82
Summary of Facilitative Statements 84
4. Confrontive Dimension 85
Summary of Confrontive Statements 88
5. Mentor Model Dimension 90
Summary of Mentor Model Statements 92
6. Employee Vision Dimension 93
Summary of Employee Vision Statements 96
A Concise View of the Six Mentoring Dimensions
Introduction 101
Relationship Dimension 102
Informative Dimension 102
Facilitative Dimension 103
Confrontive Dimension 104
Mentor Model Dimension 104
Employee Vision Dimension 105
Index 107
About the Author 115
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