This volume offers a companion guide to the best-selling book
The Mentor s Guide. This practical book offers ideas and suggestions for making the most of a mentoring opportunity for the person being mentored. It shows how to prepare for, sustain, and bring to closure the important mentor/mentee relationship. The author guides mentees through the four phases of the mentoring process and outlines the SMART method (specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and timely). The book offers valuable advice for any mentee whether in the nonprofit, corporate, or government sector.
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 (c) as well as a work style inventory that promotes self-understanding and team interaction.
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