Mentoring can be a powerful tool in the development of talent within any organization. Experienced colleagues can help build the skills, competencies and confidence of staff, who will go onto to contribute to and drive the success of an organization. In this book, Hilarie Owen explains the skills a mentor needs and how managers can be sure it is having a positive impact.
The Complete Guide to Mentoring provides a road map for implementing mentoring programs in an organization. Providing practical guidance on every aspect of the design, implementation and assessment of a mentoring program, it includes a wealth of practical advice and resources including checklists and template forms, which can be downloaded from the publisher's website and used as handouts for both the mentor and mentee.
This valuable resource provides a step-by-step guide for anyone who wants to create and run mentoring schemes with confidence and success.
|Publisher:||Kogan Page, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Hilarie Owen has been a successful director, author, business strategist, founder and Chief Executive of the Institute of Leadership. She was appointed by the government to oversee leadership throughout the police service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and has worked for a variety of global companies in the US, Europe and Middle East. She then turned a large international publishing company around increasing its turnover by 600% within a year. She went on to run her own business for 12 years working with boards of directors that included mentoring businesswomen. Her six books on leadership have sold globally. Titles include Creating Top Flight Teams, In Search of Leaders, Unleashing Leaders, Grow Your Personal Capital, The Leadership Manual, and Creating Leaders in the Classroom.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to Mentoring
2 Mentoring in Organizations
3 Finding the Right People
4 The Nuts and Bolts of a Mentoring Scheme
5 The Role of Mentoring in Diversity and Culture
6 Evaluating Mentoring
7 The Wisdom of Mentoring
8 Mentoring for Small and Medium Enterprises
9 Mentoring for Leadership
What People are Saying About This
"Hilarie Owen has produced a well researched and highly practical guide to one of the most pressing topics of the day. Both large corporations and ambitious SME companies will find this guide an invaluable tool to accessing the cost effective solution mentoring gives to the issue of identifying and unlocking the potential talent that exists within their organisations in the face of increasingly tight internal resources". Tony Stubbs, Regional Director, Executives Online
"Owen...outlines the steps to implementing a mentoring program at an organization, for those seeking mentors, who want to be one, or who are interested in setting up a program to create increased progress in an organization. She explains its differences from coaching, planning and structure aspects, understanding how adults learn, identifying mentors and mentees, its role in diversity and culture, evaluation, the element of sharing wisdom, and mentoring for small and medium enterprises and for leadership." Book News, Inc.
"I commend this book for its pragmatic approach to many of the core issues and applications of mentoring - and for its store of wisdom." Dr. David Clutterbuck
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wisdom is neither an accumulation of knowledge nor something you hand off like a baton in a relay race. Business strategist Hilarie Owen aims to close the gap between “power and wisdom” with a comprehensive toolkit designed to help your company create, implement and evaluate a mentoring program. She draws upon research into how individuals can change the way they think about and learn from their experiences to make better decisions. She also examines effective mentoring relationships and outlines the responsibilities of good mentors and “mentees” or protégés.” Useful extras include a sample mentoring agreement, a self-quiz to determine your preferred learning style and in-depth case studies. While Owen’s writing style proves a slow read, getAbstract finds plenty of value in this pragmatic, informative guide.