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.
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 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