Mentoring is a hot buzzword these days. Unfortunately, although the word 'mentoring' is used all the time, most people do not know what it means. This book fills that gap by describing and illustrating the essential practices of outstanding mentors. It provides a realistic look at mentoring by showing what goes on in a mentoring relationship and what mentors actually do with their protZgZs. This book makes a unique contribution through its hands-on approach to the thorny issue of cross-racial and cross-cultural differences in mentoring relationships. The book shows how such differences can be handled successfully and can even enrich a mentoring relationship. Specific mentoring practices and their racial/cultural implications are presented and explained. The book gives readers a clear sense of what they can do to mentor and make a real difference, even when their protZgZs are radically different from themselves.
Anne Chan is a mentoring consultant, a mentor, and a protZgZ. She is dedicated to helping organizations and mentors create optimal mentoring relationships so all can achieve their dreams and potential.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Big Picture: What Effective Mentoring Looks Like Part 3 Establishing the Mentoring Relationship and Building Trust Chapter 4 Giving Time Chapter 5 Being Available Chapter 6 Maintaining Good Communication Chapter 7 Keeping Your Word Chapter 8 Holistic Understanding Chapter 9 Talking About Race And Culture Chapter 10 Listening Chapter 11 Providing emotional support Chapter 12 Telling About Yourself Chapter 13 Acknowledging Limitations Chapter 14 Acknowledging and Repairing Mistakes Chapter 15 Using Humor Chapter 16 Giving Gifts Part 17 Developing the Protege's Skills Chapter 18 Discussing Dreams and Goals Chapter 19 Building Skills Chapter 20 Building Confidence With Positive Words Chapter 21 Giving Quality Feedback Chapter 22 Giving Practical Support Chapter 23 Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs Part 24 Facilitating the Protege's Socialization Chapter 25 Being Proactive Chapter 26 Providing Opportunities Chapter 27 Role-Modeling Chapter 28 Providing Access to the Inside Story Chapter 29 Endorsing Chapter 30 Building Community Chapter 31 Protecting Part 32 Institutions and Mentoring Chapter 33 What Institutions Can Do to Support Outstanding Mentoring Chapter 34 Conclusion