Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Proteges Get the Most Out of Their Relationships
January 2011, Jossey-Bass
Who Are Our Power Mentors and Protégés?
The Changing Career Landscape.
Overview of the Book.
2 The Many Faces of Power Mentoring.
Classic Versus Contemporary Approaches to Mentoring.
The Many Types of Power Mentoring.
3 Mentoring as a Two-Way Street: Benefits of Giving and Receiving.
Give-and-Take in Power Mentoring Relationships.
Road Map to This Chapter.
Meet the Power Mentors and Protégés: Stories of Give-and-Take.
Summary of Benefits for Protégés and Mentors.
4 The Mind of the Mentor.
Mental Models: The Philosophies of Mentoring.
The Mentor’s Attraction to the Protégé.
The Perfect Protégé.
Tests and Challenges.
5 The Protégé’s Perspective: How to Get and Keep a Power Mentor.
Initiation and Attraction.
Developing Trust in the Mentoring Relationship.
Identifying a Power Mentor.
Cultivating the Art of Impression Management.
Developing a Goal-Oriented Attitude.
Forming Connection Strategies.
6 Unlocking the Secrets of Great Power Mentoring Relationships.
Building Blocks of Effective Relationships.
Deepening the Mentoring Relationship.
7 Power Mentoring and You.
The Relationship Development Plan.
8 Conclusion: What We Have Learned About Mentoring in Today’s Work Environment.
Turning Everyday Mentoring into Power Mentoring.
What We Know About Effective Mentoring Relationships.
What We Are Still Learning About Mentoring Relationships.
The Lessons of Power Mentoring for Formal Mentoring Programs.
Getting a Formal Mentoring Program Off the Ground.
Appendix A: The Interviewees.
Appendix B: Studying Power Mentoring Relationships.
ELLEN A. ENSHER is an associate professor of management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.
SUSAN ELAINE MURPHY is an associate professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College and the associate dean of the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Institute in Claremont, California.
The authors will donate 50% of their profits from this book to three mentoring organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Covenant House, and Special Games.
--Warren Bennis, author, On Becoming a Leader, and coauthor, Geeks and Geezers
"There are few career relationships as pivotal as the one with a
mentor. This wonderful book takes readers deep into the chemistry
of the best of these. Full of compelling stories to illustrate its
lessons, it is a treasure trove of insights.
--Jay A. Conger, Kravis Professor of Leadership, Claremont McKenna College, and author, Building Leaders
"All successful people have someone in their life who helps them
at various stages in their development. In Power Mentoring,
one finds close-up examples of how mentoring has played an
important part leading to individual success. This is one of the
most important books on the subject of mentoring to be written in
--Henry R. Kravis, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
"Power Mentoring adeptly bridges the
academic-practitioner divide by providing practical advice that is
firmly grounded in academic research and the authors’ own
interviews with an amazing array of power mentors and their
protégés. The result is a compelling, accessible, and
engaging account of how to create, nourish, and flourish effective
mentoring relationships. The book brings mentoring to life, and the
reader quickly becomes captivated by the stories, accounts, and
narratives of Power Mentoring. From Oprah to Spielberg to
Welch--who can resist reading this book?"
--Belle Rose Ragins, professor of management, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and coauthor, Mentoring and Diversity: An International Perspective
"Mentoring is so important for any leader, small business owner
or entrepreneur—this book is a must-read!"
--Charles Segars, head, Fine Living Cable Network, and executive producer of the movie National Treasure