The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships [NOOK Book]

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This rich and insightful book explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facitlitating the experience from beginning to end. It is based on Laurent A. Daloz's popular and widely used conept that mentoring is a learning journey, in which the mentor and mentee serve as companions along the way. Now leaders, managers,teachers, and leaders form any career, professional, or educational setting can successfully navigate the learning journey by using the hand-on worksheets and exericses ...
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The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships

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Overview

This rich and insightful book explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facitlitating the experience from beginning to end. It is based on Laurent A. Daloz's popular and widely used conept that mentoring is a learning journey, in which the mentor and mentee serve as companions along the way. Now leaders, managers,teachers, and leaders form any career, professional, or educational setting can successfully navigate the learning journey by using the hand-on worksheets and exericses in this unique resource.
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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)
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"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.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118103302
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 524,556
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

LOIS J. ZACHARY is a specialist in adult development and learning and principal of Leadership Development Services, a consulting firm that offers leadership education and training for corporate and nonprofit organizations across the United States.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Author
1 Grounding the Work: Focusing on Learning 1
2 Working the Ground: Considering Context 29
3 To Everything There Is a Season: Predictable Phases 49
4 Tilling the Soil: Preparing 65
5 Planting Seeds: Negotiating 93
6 Nurturing Growth: Enabling 117
7 Reaping the Harvest: Coming to Closure 145
8 Regenerating Personal Growth Through Mentoring 161
App. A Creating a Mentoring Culture 167
App. B Digging Deeper: Resources for Further Learning 179
References 187
Index 191
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Top 10 Reasons Why The Mentors Guide, 2nd Edition, Will Help You Be a Better Mentor

1. It has practical relevance beyond mentoring relationships.
2. It offers guidelines for engaging in must-have mentoring conversations.
3. It will increase your understanding about generational differences and help you understand which approaches you need to take in facilitating the learning of your mentee.
4. Reading it is a professional development tool; it will assist you in mentoring more effectively and growing in the role as a mentor.
5. It is grounded in solid knowledge of how adults learn and addresses how topics such as emotional intelligence, transformational learning, and self-directed learning play out in a mentoring relationship.
6. You will learn about the many different configurations of mentoring relationships and how to facilitate them.
7. The emphasis on the context of difference will change your thinking about mentoring forever.
8. Interactive exercises and relevant examples help bring the four phases of mentoring alive.
9. It combines reflective exercises with readily implementable strategies for success.
10. It reflects the evolution beyond simple phone conversations and reflects our use of email, social networking, Skype, and other technology-driven tools.

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