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Seven Keys to Successful Mentoring

Seven Keys to Successful Mentoring

E. Wayne Hart

ISBN: 978-1-118-16367-2

Aug 2011, Pfeiffer

36 pages



Mentoring is an intentional, developmental relationshiop in which a more experienced, more knowledgeable person nurtures the professional and personal life of a less experienced, less knowledgeable person. Both mentors and mentees realize many benefits from mentoring, as do organizations that encourage, structure, and support mentoring. Effective mentors develop the leadership capacity of their mentees while increasing their own skills. They transfer their knowledge and expertise back into their organizations. They nurture the alignment between employee aspirations and organizational imperatives, and they create depth and loyalty within their organizations. Leaders who take mentoring seriously and handle it effectively have a profound impact.
7 What Is Mentoring?

8 The Importance of Mentoring

9 What Mentors Do

Develop and Manage the Mentoring Relationship



Guide and Counsel



Motivate and Inspire

29 Final Thoughts

30 Suggested Readings

30 Background

31 Key Point Summary