The Mentee's Guide: Making Mentoring Work for You

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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PRAISE FOR THE MENTEE'S GUIDE

"The Mentee's Guide inspires and guides the potential mentee, provides new insights for the adventure in learning that lies ahead, and underscores my personal belief and experience that mentoring is circular. The mentor gains as much as the mentee in this evocative relationship. Lois Zachary's new book is a great gift."
—Frances Hesselbein, chairman and founding president, Leader to Leader Institute

"Whether you are the mentee or mentor, born or made for the role, you will gain much more from the relationship by practicing the fun and easy A-to-Z principles of The Mentee's Guide by the master of excellence, Lois Zachary."
—Ken Shelton, editor, Leadership Excellence

"With this deeply practical book filled with stories and useful exercises, Lois Zachary completes her groundbreaking trilogy on mentoring. Must-reading for those in search of a richer understanding of this deeply human relationship as well as anyone seeking a mentor, whether for new skills, job advancement, or deeper wisdom."
—Laurent A. Parks Daloz, senior fellow, the Whidbey Institute, and author, Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners

 

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Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Mentoring Can Happen Any Time andAny Place
Preparing Yourself to Make the Mostof Mentoring
List of Exhibits
SuccessCriteria andMeasurement
Finding andGetting to Know Your Mentor
Initial Mentoring Conversation Preparing
Sample Mentoring Partnership Agreement
Mentoring Work Plan
Doing the Work
Maintaining a Good Relationship with Your
Feedback Tips and Strategies
Mentor
The Closure Conversation Core Elements
Making the Transition

Establishing Agreements
Mentoring Agreement
Joans First Draft
Mentoring CycleQuestions for Mentors
Digging Deeper
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The Authors

Lois J. Zachary is president of Leadership Development Services, LLC, a Phoenix-based consulting firm providing leadership development, coaching, education, and training for corporate and nonprofit organizations. She is an internationally recognized expert in mentoring and the author of the best-selling companion titles The Mentor's Guide and Creating a Mentoring Culture, both from Jossey-Bass.

Lory A. Fischler is senior associate with Leadership Development Services. She serves as the company's program development specialist and is responsible for building client-customized mentoring and leadership training programs. She is also the creator of Leadership Development Services' unique Effective Meeting Model© as well as a work style inventory that promotes self-understanding and team interaction.

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