Mentoring: A Practitioners Guide to Touching Lives

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Overview

Mentors are people who make a significant difference to the lives of others, lifting them out of being ordinary and leading them to an almost magical transformation. This book is a comprehensive guide to the intricate world of mentoring in organizational settings. Based on the author’s pioneering research and wide-ranging practice, this book unravels the entire mentoring process, from building the mentor-mentee relationship to the precautions that need to be taken and the ways in which organizational goals can be attained. He also discusses:

– The skills of a good mentor

– How the mentor’s mind works, and the values and attitudes she/he must have

– The mentor’s code of ethics

– How to handle tricky situations relating to power, authority, and gender issues

– How to set up a successful mentoring scheme in an organization

Enriched with actual cases and the experiences of people undergoing mentoring, this book is a powerful tool for understanding and practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761935285
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Series: Response Books Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sunil Unny Guptan has been a mentor and executive coach to several CEOs and top executives in corporate and non-corporate organizations for the past two decades. He is also a popular speaker, trainer and consultant in India and other parts of the world, focusing on human relations, leadership development, communication, learning and employee development and other areas of people development.

As a popular trainer, his experience covers training chief ministers, cabinet ministers, top executives and officials in industry and government, trade union leaders and school teachers. His passion is in working with people and helping them help themselves.

Dr Guptan also teaches at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in the Communications area. He was Professor in the Human Resources area in the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad for over a decade, and also Director at FORDE Consultants Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad.

Dr Guptan began his professional career as a journalist with the Indian Express before moving to Osmania University’s Department of Communication and Journalism as a member of the faculty. He is now with Touching Lives, Hyderabad, founded to add value and make significant positive difference to the lives of people and communities..

He is the author of Mentoring: A Practitioner’s Guide to Touching Lives (2006) and co-author of Indian Management (1991). He has published several articles in journals, monographs and popular publications. He has also written and produced several radio and educational television programmes.

Dr Guptan enjoys studying people, cultures, behaviours and societies. He invests his personal time in counselling and helping people repair and cope with strained relationships and troubled lives.

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Table of Contents

Who Should Read This Book
Getting to Know the Mentor
The Mentoring Process
The Mentor's Mind
Mentoring Competencies and Skills
Issues in Mentoring
Expectations in Mentoring
Mentoring Schemes in Organizations
FAQ on Mentoring

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