The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships

The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships

by Lois J. Zachary
     
 

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THE MENTOR'S GUIDE

Second Edition

Thoughtful and rich with advice, The Mentor's Guide explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end. Managers, teachers, and leaders from any career, professional, or educational setting can successfully navigate the learning journey by using

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THE MENTOR'S GUIDE

Second Edition

Thoughtful and rich with advice, The Mentor's Guide explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end. Managers, teachers, and leaders from any career, professional, or educational setting can successfully navigate the learning journey by using the hands-on exercises in this unique resource.

"The need for mentoring has never been greater. Securing a new generation of diverse leaders and the need for sustainable change are not easy tasks. As I renew my commitment to mentoring, The Mentor's Guide is the tool I want by my side. It is jam-packed with everything I need to be successful and more—new exercises, concrete examples, and a road map for building an effective relationship."
PERNILLE LOPEZ, global human resource manager, The IKEA Group

"The Mentor's Guide remains the go-to book for those seeking to make their practice of mentorship as helpful and accessible as possible. Practically written and grounded in a solid understanding of how adults learn, this is an invaluable resource."
STEPHEN D. BROOKFIELD, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas

"Across all industries, we look to leaders to deliver broad-based results through others. The Mentor's Guide is an excellent resource for leaders interested in unleashing the potential of their team members. There is no greater gift that leaders can give their teams than to develop themselves."
KATHY BOLLINGER, president, Arizona West Region Banner Health

"The Mentor's Guide provides poignant insights and pragmatic instruction for conveying wise advice that fosters insight and facilitates growth. A must-read for anyone who cares about the power and potential of talent."
CHIP R. BELL, author, Managers as Mentors

"After more than a decade, The Mentor's Guide is still the best. It has stood the test of time and remains an indispensable tool for mentors across all fields."
LAURENT PARKS DALOZ, author, Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Explores the process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the mentoring experience from beginning to end. Shows how to assess readiness to become a mentor, establish the relationship, and set appropriate goals. Tells how to monitor progress and achievement, avoid common pitfalls, and bring the relationship to a natural conclusion. Includes numerous worksheets and exercises. The author is a specialist in adult development and learning, and principal of a consulting firm. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"The greatest gift one can give, other than love, is to help another learn! The Mentor's Guide has made that gift-giving compelling, comfortable, and competent. Every leader who cares about nurturing talent and facilitating excellence will find this book a joy to read and a jewel to share." (Chip R. Bell, author of Managers as Mentors)

"Life is an adventure and The Mentor's Guide generates excitement and energy for the journey. Full of pragmatic, comprehensive ideas for those whose passion is developing leaders, it is guaranteed to be all you will need to cultivate a fruitful and fun mentoring journey. The adventure begins and ends within these pages!" (Carrole A. Wolin, President, National Institute for Leadership Development)

"Zachary has written a comprehensive and accessible review of the complex and sometimes contradictory process of mentoring. She conceptualizes mentoring as a relationship of adult learning and complements this analysis with numerous illustrations, exercises, and suggestions for good practice. Written in a conversational yet critical way, and full of recognizable vignettes, The Mentor's Guide is a wonderfully helpful compAndium of ideas and resources that can be read profitably by novice and experienced mentors alike." (Stephen Brookfield, distinguished professor, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis)

"Zachary shares stories, strategies, tips, and tools that demystify the most elemental form of informal learning and provides resources for taking the mentoring relationship to a deeper level of fulfillment." (Victoria J. Marsick, Teachers College, Columbia University)

"This guide goes beyond simply establishing a framework for a successful mentoring experience and providing some helpful 'how tos.' It is a compendium of virtually everything we know on making a mentoring relationship or program successful." (F. Richard Lennon, vice president and chief information officer, Nordstrom, Inc.)

"Practical, useful, and insightful! Here is a guide to developing talent within your organization through mentoring and coaching. An added bonus lies in the personal insight that mentors gain about themselves during the learning relationship." (Gary Loudamy, director of human resources and business improvement, Ethicon, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118103302
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/16/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,058,857
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“What makes this book really shine are the example of dilemmas and successes of real-life mentoring pairs.  It’s likely that all mentors and coaches have been in these situations – and Zachary deftly includes stories to bring these situations to life.”—Phaedra Brotherton, T+D, November 2011

Meet the Author

LOIS J. ZACHARY is an internationally recognized expert on mentoring. She is president of Leadership Development Services, LLC, a Phoenix-based consulting firm that specializes in leadership and mentoring, and is director of its Center for Mentoring Excellence™.

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