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Power Mentoring

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Written to reflect the realities of today’s business environment, Power Mentoring is a nuts-and-bolts guide for anyone who wants to create a connection with a protégé or mentor, or to improve a current mentoring relationship. Filled with illustrative examples and candid insights from fifty of America's most successful mentors and protégés, Power Mentoring unlocks the secrets of great mentoring relationships and shows how anyone (including those who are well established in their careers, or those who are just starting out) can become a successful mentor or protégé. Based on compelling interviews from Ellen Ensher and Susan Murphy’s own research, this important resource explains what it takes to develop a “power mentoring” network consisting of a variety of mentors across a range of organizations and industries. The authors provide strategies for establishing such power mentoring relationships, outline the best practices, and offer insights from mentors and protégés in a variety of fields including technology, politics, and the media.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. CHAPTER ONE - INTRODUCTION TO POWER MENTORING
    1. WHO ARE OUR POWER MENTORS AND PROTÉGÉS?
    2. THE CHANGING CAREER LANDSCAPE
    3. OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK
  5. CHAPTER TWO - THE MANY FACES OF POWER MENTORING
    1. CLASSIC VERSUS CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO MENTORING
    2. THE MANY TYPES OF POWER MENTORING
    3. CONCLUSION
  6. CHAPTER THREE - MENTORING AS A TWO-WAY STREET Benefits of Giving and Receiving
    1. GIVE-AND-TAKE IN POWER MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS
    2. ROAD MAP TO THIS CHAPTER
    3. MEET THE POWER MENTORS AND PROTÉGÉS: STORIES OF GIVE-AND-TAKE
    4. SUMMARY OF BENEFITS FOR PROTÉGÉS AND MENTORS
    5. CONCLUSION
  7. CHAPTER FOUR - THE MIND OF THE MENTOR
    1. MENTAL MODELS: THE PHILOSOPHIES OF MENTORING
    2. THE MENTOR’S ATTRACTION TO THE PROTÉGÉ
    3. THE PERFECT PROTÉGÉ
    4. TESTS AND CHALLENGES
    5. CONCLUSION
  8. CHAPTER FIVE - THE PROTÉGÉ’S PERSPECTIVE
    1. INITIATION AND ATTRACTION
    2. DEVELOPING TRUST IN THE MENTORING RELATIONSHIP
    3. IDENTIFYING A POWER MENTOR
    4. CULTIVATING THE ART OF IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT
    5. DEVELOPING A GOAL-ORIENTED ATTITUDE
    6. FORMING CONNECTION STRATEGIES
    7. CONCLUSION
  9. CHAPTER SIX - UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF GREAT POWER MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS
    1. BUILDING BLOCKS OF EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS
    2. DEFINING MOMENTS
    3. DEEPENING THE MENTORING RELATIONSHIP
    4. CONCLUSION
  10. CHAPTER SEVEN - POWER MENTORING AND YOU
    1. THE RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT PLAN
    2. CONCLUSION
  11. CHAPTER EIGHT - CONCLUSION
    1. TURNING EVERYDAY MENTORING INTO POWER MENTORING
    2. WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT EFFECTIVE MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS
    3. WHAT WE ARE STILL LEARNING ABOUT MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS
    4. THE LESSONS OF POWER MENTORING FOR FORMAL MENTORING PROGRAMS
    5. GETTING A FORMAL MENTORING PROGRAM OFF THE GROUND
    6. CONCLUSION
  12. APPENDIX A - THE INTERVIEWEES
  13. APPENDIX B - STUDYING POWER MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS
  14. NOTES
  15. Acknowledgments
  16. THE AUTHORS
  17. INDEX