Mentors are magical people. They can potentially transform ordinary folks into amazing icons of achievement. The best of them can morph their subtle and exalted practice into an art form.
This book is a walking tour of the workings of the mentoring process, the key aspects of the practice of mentoring, and the snares and snags to look out for. It takes a systematic look at all aspects of getting the best out of being a mentor and having one to guide you.
The author also discusses the new aspects of the practice:
- Mentoring leaders
- Evaluating mentoring
- Expectations in mentoring
- Capability and attributes of the mentor
- Challenges in mentoring and handling difficult situations
- Designing and setting up mentoring schemes within organizations
Several cases and examples cited in the book are of actual people living through the process, and are drawn from the author’s long years of experience, practice and research.
It is an invaluable guidebook for top executives and senior managers wanting to mentor young professionals, for teachers and educationalist working with the youth of today, for faculty and students of business schools and institutions of higher learning and for young people seeking a mentor.