10 Steps to Successful Mentoring

10 Steps to Successful Mentoring

by Wendy Axelrod
10 Steps to Successful Mentoring

10 Steps to Successful Mentoring

by Wendy Axelrod


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Reach New Heights as a Mentor

Broaden people’s perspectives. Sustain momentum for development. Drive significant career growth. It doesn’t take a workplace superhero to accomplish all of this. You can do it—when you become a masterful mentor.

While mentoring resources typically center on the mentee or the program, 10 Steps to Successful Mentoring is devoted explicitly to helping you excel in the role of mentor. In this book, Wendy Axelrod helps you stretch your mentoring abilities to yield substantial rewards for you and your mentee. Drawing on more than 20 years of work with mentors, she delves into proven approaches to use in your ongoing meetings, such as elevating the power of questions, leveraging experience for learning, and expanding growth using everyday psychology. Come away inspired to take on a fresh challenge.

Whether mentoring is a calling or a choice, you’re new to it or a seasoned veteran, or you’re in a formal program or on your own, 10 Steps to Successful Mentoring is the resource you’ll return to again and again. It’s filled with real-life examples and 40 tools to help you master the nuances that drive deliberate development. Woven throughout are Wendy’s seven guiding principles that distinguish the most successful mentors (hint: “Start where your mentee is, not where you think they should be”).

Become the best possible mentor, and deliver memorable experiences to your mentees and create a lasting legacy for yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949036480
Publisher: Association for Talent Development
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Series: 10 Steps Series
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,070,935
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Wendy Axelrod, PhD, is a coach, author, speaker, and volunteer. Supporting thousands of people through workshops, leadership coaching, and mentoring, she has helped fulfill the development ambitions of professionals, managers, leaders, and organizations.As a speaker and workshop facilitator, Wendy guides leaders to learn what it really takes to be an exceptional development manager, weaving development and performance seamlessly. She is the co-author of Make Talent Your Business: How Exceptional Managers Develop People While Getting Results, which identifies five research-based practices that distinguish exceptional developmental managers. Her work has appeared in SmartBriefs on Leadership; AMA’s Moving Ahead, Leader to Leader, and Leadership Excellence; The Conference Board’s Human Capital Exchange; SHRM’s HR People + Strategy; and European journals. Wendy speaks at conferences for organizations including the Association for Talent Development, The Conference Board, Human Resource Planning Society, and HR Summit Asia, as well as corporate events. Wendy’s clients include Fortune 100 companies and medium-sized firms in the United States and globally. Wendy has been a consultant with Korn Ferry and AchieveForum, a faculty member for the Institute for Management Studies (IMS), and a coach for AthenaOnline. As a human resources executive during her 16-year tenure at Sunoco, she led the functions of leadership development, organization change, and talent management and guided the company through a significant multiyear organizational change process, helping to create more effective habits of managers and leaders. Passionate about development and professional growth, Wendy is the volunteer creator and moving force behind the renowned Philadelphia Area Mentoring Program for HR Professionals, completing its 17th year in 2019. In 2017, when Wendy co-chaired a session on strategically driven mentoring programs, to her surprise, she was ceremoniously recognized as the region’s “Mentoring Guru.” Over a 20-year period, she has formally served as a mentor to two dozen women and men. Wendy also consults with companies on their mentoring programs. Wendy holds a Ph.D. in organizational and industrial psychology from Colorado State University and a B.S. from Drexel University (receiving the M.M. Creese Award as the Outstanding Senior Woman). Shecompleted an advanced program at Columbia University, and she is certified in dozens of executive coaching and organization development tools. Wendy and her husband live outside Philadelphia and have five children. They love the outdoors (kayaking, hiking, camping) and are avid community and global volunteers, notably volunteering for a two-week medical mission to developing countries through Rotary International.

Table of Contents

ForewordIntroduction Step 1. Prepare for Your Role Step 2. Establish the Relationship Step 3. Set the Direction Step 4. Leverage Experience for Development Step 5. Expand Growth Using Everyday Psychology Step 6. Elevate the Power of Questions Step 7. Diversify the Development Methods Step 8. Promote Influence Skills Step 9. Address Mentor Challenges Step 10. Consolidate Learning and Bring Closure Acknowledgments References About the Author Index
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