In response to the calls and emails based on my two-part blog on The Importance of Mentoring, Im listing some resources to help you further understand mentoring. Keep in mind as you read through these that mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship that brings professionals together who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee.
Ive found these resources helpful through the years as I mentor others, have been mentored, and in implementing mentoring programs for clients.
They are presented in no particular order but are grouped for your convenience. You can find the books in traditional and online booksellers. For the articles, you can find them all online.
Coaching and Mentoring by Jane Renton
Mentoring at Work by Kathy E. Kram
The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today by Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willverd
Mentoring Millennials by Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willverd, Harvard Business Review, May 2010
Finding a Mentor Inc., Aug 6, 2002
The Uber Mentor by Elaine Appleton Grant, Inc. Sep 1, 2002
Four Myths About Mentoring by Amy Gallo, Harvard Business Review, February 1, 2011
Mentors Make a Business Better by Emily Keller, Business Week, March 20, 2008
In Praise of the Anti-Mentor” by Keith McFarland, Business Week, May 15, 2007
Why Mentoring Matters in a Hypercompetitive World by Thomas J. DeLong, John J. Gabarro, and Robert J. Lees, Harvard Business Review, January 2008
SCOREwww.score.orgthey are a nonprofit organization offering free workshops, advice, and mentors to small businesses.
Menttiumwww.menttium.comoffering mentor programs for women in leadership.
Center for Non Profit Managementwww.cnmdallas.orgbased in Dallas, they offer programs for non profit groups.
Center for Non Profit Successwww.cfnps.orgthey offer programs and mentors for non profit groups in many major US cities.
Management Mentorswww.management-mentors.coman organization dedicated to helping leaders and mentors thrive.
If youre in a professional organization, they usually have a mentoring program.
And dont forget the Small Business Administrationthey offer a variety of services including individual mentors.
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