The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships

The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships

by Lois J. Zachary, Lisa Z. Fain
The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships

The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships

by Lois J. Zachary, Lisa Z. Fain

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Explore the latest edition of an authoritative resource on professional and educational mentoring

In the newly revised Third Edition of The Mentor’s Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships, veteran mentoring experts Lois J. Zachary and Lisa Z. Fain deliver a thoughtful and rich exploration of the critical process of mentoring. The book offers practical tools for facilitating the mentoring experience from beginning to end.

In addition to walking you through the four phases of mentoring—preparing, negotiating enabling growth, and coming to closure—this important book provides:

  • Brand-new content on diversity, inclusion, and equity, as well as tools to enhance virtual mentoring relationships
  • The ethics of mentoring, including how to handle common ethical pitfalls and mistakes
  • Hands-on worksheets and exercises to facilitate the mentoring and learning process

Perfect for leaders, managers, and educators, in any career or professional setting, The Mentor’s Guide is an indispensable tool to help navigate your learning and mentoring journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119838180
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/15/2022
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 272,757
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

LOIS J. ZACHARY is the founder of Leadership Development Services, LLC, and its Center for Mentoring Excellence. Her innovative mentoring expertise and practical approaches have been used globally by a wide array of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, and educational and other institutions.

LISA Z. FAIN is the CEO of Center for Mentoring Excellence. A global speaker on building inclusion through mentoring, Lisa guides organizations to create more engaged and productive workforces and better workplaces through effective mentoring programs.

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Table of Contents

Exercises, Examples, Tables, and Figures xi

Foreword by Laurent A. Parks Daloz xv

Preface to the Third Edition xvii

Acknowledgments xxiii

About the Authors xxv

1 Learning: Grounding the Work of Mentoring 1

Part One Considering Context 33

2 The Context of Difference: Bringing Who We Are to What We Do 37

3 The Context of Connection: Physical, Virtual, Personal 75

Part Two The Predictable Phases of Mentoring 97

4 Preparing: Getting Ready for a Mentoring Relationship 101

5 Negotiating: Establishing Agreements 135

6 Enabling Growth: Support, Challenge, and Vision 167

7 Enabling Growth: Engaging in Feedback and Dealing with Stumbling Blocks 191

8 Coming to Closure: Looking Back, Moving Forward 225

9 Digging Deeper: Integrating Your Learning: Tips and Resources 249

Notes 265

References 273

Index 283

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


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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