The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 16, 2000 - Education - 224 pages
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Thoughtful and rich with advice, The Mentor's Guide explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end. Now managers, teachers, and leaders from any career, professional, or educational setting can successfully navigate the learning journey by using the hands-on worksheets and exercises in this unique resource.

Readers will learn how to:

  • Assess their readiness to become a mentor
  • Establish the relationship
  • Set appropriate goals
  • Monitor progress and achievement
  • Avoid common pitfalls
  • Bring the relationship to a natural conclusion

"The greatest gift one can give, other than love, is to help another learn! Every leader who cares about nurturing talent and facilitating excellence will find this book a joy to read and a jewel to share."
--Chip R. Bell, author of Managers as Mentors


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Good resource!

User Review  - M Teresa Trascritti -

Zachary’s book is designed as an instructional workbook that focuses on developing a mentor/mentee relationship (p. 6). She includes several worksheets to evaluate the mentoring process. For example ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stela - Goodreads

A great book which provides clearly defined steps to a successful mentoring, covering also cases of diversity and cultural differences. Highly recommend to anyone who is new to mentoring on either side (mentor or mentee). Read full review


1 Grounding the Work Focusing on Learning
2 Working the Ground Considering Context
3 To Everything There Is a Season Predictable Phases
4 Tilling the Soil Preparing
5 Planting Seeds Negotiating
6 Nurturing Growth Enabling
7 Reaping the Harvest Coming to Closure
8 Regenerating Personal Growth Through Mentoring
Appendix A Creating a Mentoring Culture
Appendix B Digging Deeper Resources for Further Learning

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About the author (2000)

LOIS J. ZACHARY is a specialist in adult development and learning and principal of Leadership Development Services, a consulting firm that offers leadership education and training for corporate and nonprofit organizations across the United States.

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