Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Proteges Get the Most Out of Their Relationships (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 7, 2011 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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Written to reflect the realities of today’s business environment, Power Mentoring is a nuts-and-bolts guide for anyone who wants to create a connection with a protégé or mentor, or to improve a current mentoring relationship. Filled with illustrative examples and candid insights from fifty of America's most successful mentors and protégés, Power Mentoring unlocks the secrets of great mentoring relationships and shows how anyone (including those who are well established in their careers, or those who are just starting out) can become a successful mentor or protégé. Based on compelling interviews from Ellen Ensher and Susan Murphy’s own research, this important resource explains what it takes to develop a “power mentoring” network consisting of a variety of mentors across a range of organizations and industries. The authors provide strategies for establishing such power mentoring relationships, outline the best practices, and offer insights from mentors and protégés in a variety of fields including technology, politics, and the media.
  

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Contents

Introduction to Power Mentoring
1
Who Are Our Power Mentors and Proteges?
3
The Changing Career Landscape
13
Overview of the Book
21
The Many Faces of Power Mentoring
26
Classic Versus Contemporary Approaches to Mentoring
28
The Many Types of Power Mentoring
45
Conclusion
64
Developing a GoalOriented Attitude
157
Forming Connection Strategies
161
Conclusion
173
Unlocking the Secrets of Great Power Mentoring Relationships
175
Building Blocks of Effective Relationships
177
Defining Moments
190
Deepening the Mentoring Relationship
196
Conclusion
208

Mentoring as a TwoWay Street
67
GiveandTake in Power Mentoring Relationships
68
Road Map to This Chapter
70
Stories of GiveandTake
71
Summary of Benefits for Protégés and Mentors
96
Conclusion
100
The Mind of the Mentor
102
The Philosophies of Mentoring
105
The Mentors Attraction to the Protege
116
The Perfect Protege
121
Tests and Challenges
125
Conclusion
136
The Proteges Perspective How to Get and Keep a Power Mentor
138
Initiation and Attraction
140
Developing Trust in the Mentoring Relationship
142
Identifying a Power Mentor
152
Cultivating the Art of Impression Management
155
Power Mentoring and You
209
The Relationship Development Plan
210
Conclusion
253
Conclusion What We Have Learned About Mentoring in Todays Work Environment
255
Turning Everyday Mentoring into Power Mentoring
256
What We Are Still Learning About Mentoring Relationships
260
The Lessons of Power Mentoring for Formal Mentoring Programs
262
Getting a Formal Mentoring Program Off the Ground
268
Conclusion
271
The Interviewees
273
Studying Power Mentoring Relationships
303
Notes
313
Acknowledgments
333
The Authors
339
Index
343
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Ellen A. Ensher is an associate professor of management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

Susan Elaine Murphy is an associate professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College and the associate dean of the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Institute in Claremont, California.

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