Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1996 - Business & Economics - 189 pages
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Managers as Mentors redefines the meaning of mentoring to fit today's business realities. In a world where overnight obsolescence threatens skills and knowledge, and new forms of leadership are replacing the old boss-subordinate relationship, success calls for creative ways to foster learning, improvement, and everlasting experimentation.
Managers as Mentors is about the power-free facilitation of learning, about teaching through consultation and affection rather than constriction and assessment. This book shows leaders everywhere how to forge a partnership with learners to help them develop new competence and confidence. Working as partners, mentors and proteges can use Chip Bell's provocative insights and powerful practical techniques to continually reach new levels of mastery.
 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
vi
THE ART OF MENTORING
5
THE CONTEXT FOR MENTORING
13
LEVELING THE LEARNING FIELD
21
MENTORING IN ACTION
29
ASSESSING YOUR MENTORING TALENTS
37
KINDLING KINSHIP
49
AVOIDING THIN ICE
57
SCARED STUDENTS
103
TRADING POWER FOR RESPECT
111
THE BLUEBIRDS SECRET
123
THE MENTORS GREATEST GIFT
131
MENTORING ON THE RUN
139
MENTORING LONG DISTANCE
143
THE ROLE OF ROLE PLAYS
153
DONT TOUCH THAT DIAL
159

SOCRATES GREAT SECRET
67
PITTING THE US IN TRUST
77
EAR OF AN ALLY
87
GIVEANDTAKE STARTS WITH GIVE
93
MANAGING SWEET SORROW
165
THE KAIZEN OF MENTORING
169
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Chip R. Bell is a senior partner with Performance Research Associates, Inc., and manages their Dallas, Texas office.

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