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The Mentee's Guide: Making Mentoring Work for You

ISBN: 978-0-470-34358-6
176 pages
July 2009, Jossey-Bass
The Mentee

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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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Table of Contents

Foreword by Carol B. Muller ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

The Authors xvii

1 The Power and Process of Mentoring 1

2 Preparing Yourself to Make the Most of Mentoring 15

3 Finding and Getting to Know Your Mentor 39

4 Establishing Agreements with Your Mentor 55

5 Doing the Work 79

6 Coming to Closure with Your Mentor 99

7 Making the Transition from Mentee to Mentor 113

Appendix: Digging Deeper: An Annotated List of Helpful Resources 131

References 141

Index 145

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Author Information

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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Reviews

“A companion to the bestselling books, The Mentor’s Guide and Creating a Mentoring Culture, this practical volume offers ideas and suggestions for making the most of a valuable mentoring opportunity for the mentee.

The book provides a roadmap with guideposts along the path from selecting a mentor to transitioning into the role of mentor, creating a viable culture of mentoring and facilitating effective relationships. It is comprehensive, accessible and illustrated with extensive real-life examples from those who have experienced powerful mentoring relationships.

Although the guide primarily focuses on mentoring related to work and professional development, its wisdom is applicable to personal mentoring as well. In conclusion, it assists all of us take charge of envisioning and realizing our futures, leading to better lives and more rewarding and valuable work.”

NACADA Journal, Issue 30(1) (Spring 2010)

"The Mentee’s Guide inspires and guides the potential mentee, provides new insights for an 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 ground-breaking 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

"Lois Zachary and Lory Fischler’s book confirms the importance of providing newly appointed leaders with the support and tools they need to maximize the learning opportunities available through a mentoring relationship. Principals and vice-principals in Ontario currently value Zachary’s books on creating a culture of mentoring and her guide for mentors in facilitating effective relationships. This new resource completes the collection and provides a comprehensive resource for establishing successful mentoring programs."
Joanne Robinson, senior consultant, Education Leadership Canada

"Lois Zachary understands the essence of mentoring. Her new book, written with her associate, Lory Fischler, is another great tool for me as a leader, working with mentoring every day, always looking to make the relationships more effective. Successful mentoring is not about a cup of coffee now and then; it is a real, committed relationship with clear expectations on both sides."
Pernille Lopez, president, IKEA US

"A leading authority on mentoring, Lois Zachary writes with the clarity of purpose and generosity of spirit that animate successful mentoring relationships. Based on solid research, her book presents useful exercises and juicy, real-life examples that will help you make your time as a mentee wonderfully productive and affirming."
Sheila Grinell, president and CEO emeritus, Arizona Science Center

"This easy -to-read, highly practical and reliable book teaches lessons that lead to successful mentoring in cross-cultural and international environments."
Eric Ng, president, ESSN International Pte Ltd, Training & Consultancy Services

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