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Title:
The elements of mentoring
Author:
Johnson, W. Brad.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xvi, 146 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
What Excellent Mentors Do: Matters of Skill -- Choose Proteges Selectively -- Know Your Proteges -- Expect Excellence (and Nothing Else) -- Affirm, Affirm, Affirm, and Then Affirm Some More -- Provide Sponsorship -- Be a Teacher and a Coach -- Encourage and Support -- Offer Counsel in Difficult Times -- Protect When Necessary -- Stimulate Growth with Challenging Assignments -- Give Proteges Exposure and Promote Their Visibility -- Nurture Creativity -- Provide Correction--Even When Painful -- Narrate Growth and Development -- Self-disclose When Appropriate -- Accept Increasing Friendship and Mutuality -- Teach Faceting -- Be An Intentional Model -- Display Dependability -- Traits of Excellent Mentors: Matters of Style and Personality -- Exude Warmth -- Listen Actively -- Show Unconditional Regard -- Tolerate Idealization -- Embrace Humor -- Do Not Expect Perfection -- Attend to Interpersonal Cues -- Be Trustworthy -- Respect Values -- Do Not Stoop to Jealousy -- Arranging the Mentor-Proteg ̌Relationship: Matters of Beginning -- Carefully Consider the "Match" -- Clarify Expectations --

Define Relationship Boundaries -- Consider Protégé Relationship Style -- Describe Potential Benefits and Risks -- Be Sensitive to Gender -- Be Sensitive to Race and Ethnicity -- Plan for Change at the Outset -- Schedule Periodic Reviews or Evaluations -- Knowing Thyself as a Mentor: Matters of Integrity -- Consider the Consequences of Being a Mentor -- Practice Self-Care -- Be Productive -- Make Sure You are Competent -- Hold Yourself Accountable -- Respect the Power of Attraction -- Accept the Burden of Power -- Practice Humility -- Never Exploit Proteges -- When Things Go Wrong: Matters of Restoration -- Above All, Do No Harm -- Slow Down the Process -- Tell the Truth -- Seek Consultation -- Document Carefully -- Dispute Your Irrational Thinking -- Welcoming Change and Saying Goodbye: Matters of Closure -- Welcome Change and Growth -- Accept Endings -- Find Helpful Ways to Say Goodbye -- Mentor as a Way of Life.
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ISBN:
9781403964014
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Patterned after Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style, a comprehensive guide to fifty key elements of mentoring.


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Booklist Review

What Strunk and White's Elements of Style0 is to writing and Richard Bayan's Words That Sell 0 (1984) is to advertising, Johnson's and Ridley's slim but meaty volume will be a classic for future mentors . Both authors are professors of psychology and have meticulously and concisely boiled the plethora of material written on the subject of mentoring down to 50 key elements. The book seems overly geared to mentoring in a corporate setting, but anyone who is attempting this noble work--be it schoolteacher, big brother, or music pedagogue--will find useful advice here, which is not only turned outward toward encouraging proteges but also inward in a section titled "Know Thyself as a Mentor: Matters of Integrity." The authors have left no stone unturned in their treatment, even dealing with the ever-present possibility of sexual attraction between mentor and protege. This is sure to become a standard in the field. --Allen Weakland Copyright 2004 Booklist


Table of Contents

Preface
What Excellent Mentors Do: Matters of Skill
Choose Proteges Selectively
Know Your Proteges
Expect Excellence (and Nothing Else)
Affirm, Affirm, Affirm, and Then Affirm Some More
Provide Sponsorship
Be a Teacher and a Coach
Encourage and Support
Offer Counsel in Difficult Times
Protect When Necessary
Stimulate Growth with Challenging Assignments
Give Proteges Exposure and Promote Their Visibility
Nurture Creativity
Provide Correction--Even When Painful
Narrate Growth and Development
Self-disclose When Appropriate
Accept Increasing Friendship and Mutuality
Teach Faceting
Be An Intentional Model
Display Dependability
Traits of Excellent Mentors: Matters of Style and Personality
Exude Warmth
Listen Actively
Show Unconditional Regard
Tolerate Idealization
Embrace Humor
Do Not Expect Perfection
Attend to Interpersonal Cues
Be Trustworthy
Respect Values
Do Not Stoop to Jealousy
Arranging the Mentor-Protege Relationship: Matters of Beginning
Carefully Consider the "Match"
Clarify Expectations
Define Relationship Boundaries
Consider Protege Relationship Style
Describe Potential Benefits and Risks
Be Sensitive to Gender
Be Sensitive to Race
Plan for Change at the Outset
Schedule Periodic Reviews or Evaluations
Knowing Thyself as a Mentor: Matters of Integrity
Consider the Consequences of Being a Mentor
Practice Self-Care
Be Productive
Make Sure You are Competent
Hold Yourself Accountable
Respect the Power of Attraction
Accept the Burden of Power
Practice Humility
Never Exploit Proteges
When Things Go Wrong: Matters of Restoration
Above All, Do No Harm
Slow Down the Process
Tell the Truth
Seek Consultation
Document Carefully
Dispute Your Irrational Thinking
Welcoming Change and Saying Goodbye: Matters of Closure
Welcome Change and Growth
Accept Endings
Find Helpful Ways to Say Goodbye
Mentor as a Way of Life