Manager's Guide to Mentoring

Manager's Guide to Mentoring

by Curtis J. Crawford
Manager's Guide to Mentoring

Manager's Guide to Mentoring

by Curtis J. Crawford


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Create new solutions to old problems with the power of mentoring!

Mentoring is an extraordinarily powerful way of getting top performance from every employee. It’s one of the hottest management techniques used in business today, and every manager serious about developing talented employees and implementing change in his or her organization needs to master it. Manager’s Guide to Mentoring is a detailed overview covering

  • Types of mentors, from professional to corporate to informal
  • Mentoring across traditional cultural and gender boundaries
  • Developing a mentoring program within your organization

Manager’s Guide to Mentoring provides all the skills for using one of today’s most innovative management techniques to drive positive change in your company.

Briefcase Books, written specifically for today’s busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page:

  • Clear definitions of key terms, concepts, and jargon
  • Tactics and strategies for mentoring
  • Insider tips for creating a mentoring program
  • Practical advice for mentors
  • Warning signs when preparing for and undertaking a mentoring initiative
  • Stories and insights from the experiences of others
  • Specific mentoring procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071713573
Publisher: McGraw Hill LLC
Publication date: 09/11/2009
Series: Briefcase Books Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Curtis J. Crawford, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of XCEO, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in executive leadership development, professional mentoring, and corporate governance practices.

Table of Contents

1. Mentoring is Not Coaching
2. Managing and Mentoring Do Not Mix
3. Who Needs a Mentor?
4. What to Expect from a Mentor
5. The Professional Mentor
6. The Formal Corporate Mentor
7. The Informal Corporate Mentor
8. The Peer-to-Peer Mentor
9. The Minted
10. Homogeneity versus Heterogeneity
11. When to Seek a Mentor
12. How Long Should Mentoring Last
13. Why You Should Hire a Professional Mentor
14. How to Find a Mentor
15.Potential Pitfalls
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