Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader: Proven Strategies for Building Excellence in Your Organization

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McGraw Hill Professional, Feb 8, 2013 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Turn mentoring into PROFITS

There’s no doubt that the concept of workplace mentoring is a hot-button issue facing management today. With managers under extraordinary pressure to cut costs, streamline operations, and increase productivity, the role of mentors has become more critical than ever—particularly since studies show leaders who mentor get promoted faster and earn significantly more than those who don’t.

But as with any growing workplace trend, questions remain about how to utilize mentoring so you get tangible and profitable results. This book, from two of the world’s foremost experts on business learning and employee development, answers those questions.

Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader breaks down the essentials of mentoring, and shows you how to take advantage of this valuable new workplace dynamic. You’ll learn:

  • The smartest way to incorporate mentoring into your day-to-day leadership role
  • The fastest way to equip, inspire, and motivate your staff
  • The differences between mentoring, coaching, and teaching
  • How you as a leader can rate the mentors in your office – and assess the progress of mentees

Using case studies, tools, and impactful learning concepts, the authors show you how to use mentoring’s “core skills” to create a winning approach tailored to your own style, be it the “reflective mentor,” the “storytelling mentor,” or “the example-based mentor.” The book also features several appendices and FAQs, handouts, and worksheets to gauge competencies among mentors and mentees, and a blueprint with steps to set up one’s own companywide program.

As today’s biggest industry leaders continue to recognize the profound effect mentoring has on performance and profitability, there’s never been a better time to put this book’s essential tools to work for you.

 

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Contents

The HowTo of Mentoring
43
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs About Mentoring
159
What Mentees Should Do
165
Competencies of Mentors and Mentees
167
Rating Instrument for Mentors
169
Rating Instrument for Mentees
171
Getting Started in Launching an Organizational Mentoring Program
173
Case Studies on Mentoring
175
Resources
183
References
187
Index
191
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William J. Rothwell, PhD., SPHR is President of Rothwell and Associates, Inc., and professor of Human Resource Development at Pennsylvania State University. He is a bestselling and award winning author with over 80 books, and his STAR model for strategic succession planning is a global best-practice standard, as is his work on knowledge transfer and on the manager’s daily role in talent management.

Dr. Peter Chee is the President and CEO of ITD World, a global learning solutions expert with over 26 years experience in developing leaders from over 80 countries. He is a chief mentor coach and master trainer of Jack Canfield and John Maxwell programs, the inventor of the Situational Coaching Model (SCM), coauthor of Coaching for Breakthrough Success with Jack Canfield, and the coauthor of The Twelve Disciplines of Leadership Excellence with Brian Tracy.

With Colin Tan and Dr. LowHun Seng

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