Elements of Mentoring

ISBN-10: 0230613640
ISBN-13: 9780230613645
Edition: 2009 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Patterned after Strunk and White's classicThe Elements of Style, this new edition concisely summarizes the substantial existing research on the art and science of mentoring.The Elements of Mentoringreduces this wealth of published material on the topic to the fifty-seven most important and pithy truths for supervisors in all fields. These explore what excellent mentors do, what makes an excellent mentor, how to set up a successful mentor-protege relationship, how to work through problems that develop between mentor and protege, what it means to mentor with integrity, and how to end the relationship when it has run its course. Succinct and comprehensive, this is a must-have for any mentor or mentor-to-be.

William B. Johnson is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and holds the A.G. & M.E. Chair of Mathematics at Texas A&M University.

Acknowledgments
Preface
What Excellent Mentors Do: Matters of Skill
Select Your Proteges Carefully
Be There
Know Your Proteges
Expect Excellence (and Nothing Less)
Affirm, Affirm, Affirm, and Then Affirm Some More
Provide Sponsorship
Be a Teacher and a Coach
Encourage and Support
Shape Behavior Using Reinforcement
Offer Counsel in Difficult Times
Protect When Necessary
Stimulate Growth with Challenging Assignments
Give Proteges Exposure and Promote Their Visibility
Nurture Creativity
Provide Correction-Even When Painful
Give the Inside Scoop
Narrate Growth and Development
Self-Disclose When Appropriate
Accept Increasing Friendship and Mutuality
Teach Faceting
Be an Intentional Model
Display Dependability
Traits of Excellent Mentors: Matters of Style and Personality
Exude Warmth
Listen Actively
Show Unconditional Regard
Respect Privacy and Protect Confidentiality
Tolerate Idealization
Embrace Humor
Do Not Expect Perfection
Attend to Interpersonal Cues
Be Trustworthy
Respect Values
Do Not Stoop to Jealousy
Arranging the Mentor-Protege Relationship: Matters of Beginning
Carefully Consider the "Match"
Clarify Expectations
Establish Measurable Goals
Define Relationship Boundaries
Consider Protege Relationship Style
Describe Potential Benefits and Risks
Be Sensitive to Gender
Be Sensitive to Race and Ethnicity
Foster Mentoring Constellations
Plan for Change at the Outset
Schedule Periodic Reviews or Evaluations
Knowing Thyself as a Mentor: Matters of Integrity
Consider the Consequences of Being a Mentor
Practice Self-Care
Be Productive
Resist Cloning
Make Sure You are Competent
Hold Yourself Accountable
Respect the Power of Attraction
Accept the Burden of Power
Practice Humility
Never Exploit Proteges
Balance Advocacy with Gate-Keeping
When Things Go Wrong: Matters of Restoration
Above All, Do No Harm
Slow Down the Process
Tell the Truth
Seek Consultation
Document Carefully
Dispute Your Irrational Thinking
Welcoming Change and Saying Goodbye: Matters of Closure
Welcome Change and Growth
Accept Endings
Find Helpful Ways to Say Goodbye
Mentor as a Way of Life
References
Index

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