The Mentee's Guide: Making Mentoring Work for You / Edition 1

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This volume offers a companion guide to the best-selling book The Mentor’s Guide. This practical book offers ideas and suggestions for making the most of a mentoring opportunity for the person being mentored. It shows how to prepare for, sustain, and bring to closure the important mentor/mentee relationship. The author guides mentees through the four phases of the mentoring process and outlines the SMART method (specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and timely). The book offers valuable advice for any mentee whether in the nonprofit, corporate, or government sector.

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“A companion to the bestselling books, The Mentor’s Guide and Creating a Mentoring Culture, this practical volume offers ideas and suggestions for making the most of a valuable mentoring opportunity for the mentee.

The book provides a roadmap with guideposts along the path from selecting a mentor to transitioning into the role of mentor, creating a viable culture of mentoring and facilitating effective relationships. It is comprehensive, accessible and illustrated with extensive real-life examples from those who have experienced powerful mentoring relationships.

Although the guide primarily focuses on mentoring related to work and professional development, its wisdom is applicable to personal mentoring as well. In conclusion, it assists all of us take charge of envisioning and realizing our futures, leading to better lives and more rewarding and valuable work.”

NACADA Journal, Issue 30(1) (Spring 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470343586
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/27/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 340,800
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois J. Zachary is president of Leadership DevelopmentServices, LLC, a Phoenix-based consulting firm providing leadershipdevelopment, coaching, education, and training for corporate andnonprofit organizations. She is an internationally recognizedexpert in mentoring and the author of the best-selling companiontitles The Mentor's Guide and Creating a MentoringCulture, both from Jossey-Bass.

Lory A. Fischler is senior associate with LeadershipDevelopment Services. She serves as the company's programdevelopment specialist and is responsible for buildingclient-customized mentoring and leadership training programs. Sheis also the creator of Leadership Development Services' uniqueEffective Meeting Model as well as a work style inventory thatpromotes self-understanding and team interaction.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Carol B. Muller ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

The Authors xvii

1 The Power and Process of Mentoring 1

2 Preparing Yourself to Make the Most of Mentoring 15

3 Finding and Getting to Know Your Mentor 39

4 Establishing Agreements with Your Mentor 55

5 Doing the Work 79

6 Coming to Closure with Your Mentor 99

7 Making the Transition from Mentee to Mentor 113

Appendix: Digging Deeper: An Annotated List of Helpful Resources 131

References 141

Index 145

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