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The Elements of mentoring

Author: W Brad Johnson; Charles R Ridley
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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A comprehensive guide to fifty key elements of mentoring, patterned after Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, covers the qualities of an effective mentor, the steps needed to establish a  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Brad Johnson; Charles R Ridley
ISBN: 1403964017 9781403964014
OCLC Number: 802992567
Description: XVI, 146 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: What Excellent Mentors Do: Matters Of Skill; Choose Proteges Selectively; Know Your Proteges; Expect Excellence (and Nothing Else); Affirm, Affirm, Affirm, and Then Affirm Some More; Provide Sponsorship; Be a Teacher and a Coach; Encourage and Support; Offer Counsel in Difficult Times; Protect When Necessary; Stimulate Growth with Challenging Assignments; Promote Exposure and Visibility Within the Organization; Nurture Creativity; Provide Correction (Even When Painful); Self-disclose When Appropriate; Accept Increasing Friendship and Mutuality; Model Intentionally; Traits Of Excellent Mentors: Matters Of Style And Personality; Exude Warmth; Listen Actively; Practice Unconditional Regard; Embrace Humor; Tolerate Protege Imperfection; Attend to Interpersonal Cues; Be Trustworthy; Resist Jealousy; Arranging The Mentor-Protege Relationship: Matters Of Beginning; Carefully Consider the 'Match'; Communicate Expectations Clearly; Define Relationship Boundaries; Describe Potential Risks and Benefits; Address Issues of Gender; Address Issues of Race; Plan for Change at the Outset; Schedule Periodic Reviews or Evaluation; Knowing Thyself As A Mentor: Matters Of Integrity; Acknowledge the Benefits and Risks of Being a Mentor; Honor Your Own Needs; Ensure Competence; Make Proteges Accountable; Respect the Power of Attraction; Accept the Burden of Power; Practice Humility; Avoid Exploitation; When Things Go Wrong: Matters Of Restoration; Above All, Do No Harm; Slow Down the Process; Be Clear, Direct, and Truthful; Seek Consultation; Document Carefully; Dispute Your Irrational Thinking; Welcoming Change And Saying Goodbye: Matters Of Closure; Welcome Growth and Change; Accept Endings; Find Helpful Ways to Say Goodbye; Mentor as a Way of Life; References; Appendix
Responsibility: W. Brad Johnson and Charles R. Ridley.


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