Creating a Mentoring Culture The Organization's Guide

ISBN-10: 0787964018

ISBN-13: 9780787964016

Edition: 2005

Authors: Lois J. Zachary

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In order to succeed in today’ s competitive environment, corporate and nonprofit institutions must create a workplace climate that encourages employees to continue to learn and grow. From the author of the best-selling "The Mentor’ s Guide comes the next-step mentoring resource to ensure personnel at all levels of an organization will teach and learn from each other. Written for anyone who wants to embed mentoring within their organization, "Creating a Mentoring Culture is filled with step-by-step guidance, practical advice, engaging stories, and includes a wealth of reproducible forms and tools. 
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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Exhibits and Figures
About the Author
Taking Stock: Mentoring's Foundation
What Is Mentoring, Anway?
Does Mentoring Add Value to the Organization?
How Do We Start?
Mentoring, Embedded in the Culture
The Importance of Embedding Mentoring in the Culture
An Ideal Scenario
Phases of a Mentoring Relationship
Embedding Mentoring: Reflection on Practice
Connecting Culture and Mentoring
Grounding the Work
Identifying Cultural Anchors
Deciding to Move Forward
Where Do You Want to Be? Aligning Organizational and Mentoring Goals
Connecting Culture and Mentoring: Reflection on Practice
Planning Implementation
Readiness, Opportunity, and Support: A Model for Change
People and the Plan
The Process of Implementation
Planning Implementation: Reflection on Practice
Moving Forward: Mentoring At Work
The Hallmarks of Mentoring
Moving Mentoring Forward
Mentoring Infrastructure Components
Infrastructure: Reflection on Practice
Concepts and Challenges
Characteristics of Alignment
People: Powering Mentoring
Process Components of Alignment
Alignment: Reflection on Practice
The Concept of Accountability
Setting Goals
Clarifying Expectations
Defining Roles and Responsibilities
Monitoring Progress and Measuring Results
Gathering Feedback
Formulating Action Goals
Accountability: Reflection on Practice
Challenges of Communication
Communication Criteria
Benefits of Communication
Components of Communication
Communication: Reflection on Practice
Value and Visibility
Identifying the Value
Showing Support Through Visibility
Practices That Stimulate Value and Visibility
Value and Visibility: Reflection on Practice
Creating Demand in a Mentoring Culture
Impact and Indications of Demand
What Factors Prevent Demand from Flourishing?
How Do Mentoring Hallmarks Contribute to Demand?
Demand: Reflection on Practice
Multiple Mentoring Opportunities
Planning the Opportunity
Types of Mentoring Relationships
From Opportunity to Planning
Multiple Mentoring Opportunities: Reflection on Practice
Education and Training
Developing a Big-Picture Perspective
Key Factors at Work
Evaluating Your Key Factors
Anatomy of a Training Experience
Strategies for Success
Education and Training: Reflection on Practice
Safety Nets
Relying on the Net
Proactive Approaches to Obstacles
Reactive Approaches to Obstacles
Gaps in the Net
Safety Nets: Reflection on Practice
Epilogue: Moving on: Mentoring and the Future
From Seed to Blossom
From Blossom to Fruit
Cultural Integration: A Caveat
Reflection Is the Practice
Mentoring Culture Audit
Digging Deeper
How to Use the CD-ROM
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