The Manager as Mentor

The Manager as Mentor

The Manager as Mentor

The Manager as Mentor

Synopsis

Mentoring is not an easy skill to develop, and many managers, who may excel at leading or coaching, may be disasters when it comes to creating a bond and bringing out untapped qualities in others. The Manager as Mentor goes beyond traditional approaches to explore the newest techniques in mentoring and collaboration. Featuring personal development tools, worksheets, and references, The Manager as Mentor will enable managers to bring out the best in themselves, the people they guide, and their organizations.

Excerpt

Probably the most important and valuable role a manager can perform in today's rapidly changing environment is to mentor and inspire the people around him or her to learn. By nurturing talent, inspiring individual development, and facilitating excellence, a manager's mentoring can enhance the organization's probability for global success. Mentoring is not an easy competency to develop, much less master. Many managers, who may be great at leading or coaching others and coordinating projects and programs, may be disasters as mentors. As a result, opportunities for individual and organizational effectiveness are lost.

THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORING

Mentoring is an age-old practice whose name traces in Greek mythology to Odysseus's friend, Mentor, whom he entrusted as guide to the development of his son, Telemachus. Over the years, mentoring has played an important role in the development of individuals and organizations worldwide.

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