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Book Review: Everyone Needs a Mentor

Book Review: Everyone Needs a Mentor
30 January 2014 John Moore

Mentoring is the most cost-efficient and sustainable method of fostering and developing talent within your organisation.

Mentoring can be used to stretch talented individuals, power diversity programmes and ensure that knowledge and experience is successfully handed down.

As such, the benefits of a mentoring programme are numerous: the mentee receives a helping hand to identify and achieve goals and the mentor gets the satisfaction of helping others to develop. Organisations offering mentorship gain from improved employee performance and talent retention.

Everyone Needs a Mentor explains what mentoring is, what various models there are and how these differ from coaching. It shows you how to make a business case for mentoring and then how to set up, run and maintain your own programme.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: The What and Why of Mentoring
Chapter 2: Models and Methods of Mentoring
Chapter 3: How Formal should the Mentoring Programme Be?
Chapter 4: Making the Case for Mentoring
Chapter 5: What makes an Effective Mentor, an Effective Mentee?
Chapter 6: Matching Mentors and Mentees
Chapter 7: Setting up the Mentoring Programme
Chapter 8: Beginning the Mentoring Relationship
Chapter 9: Measuring and Monitoring the Programme
Chapter 10: Standards for Mentoring Programmes
Chapter 11: Peer and Reverse Mentoring
Chapter 12: Phases of the Mentoring Relationship
Chapter 13: Problems of Mentoring Programmes and Relationships
Chapter 14: Managing Multi-Country Mentoring Programmes
Chapter 15: Mentoring for Graduates and High Potentials
Chapter 16: Diversity Mentoring
Chapter 17: Maternity Mentoring
Chapter 18: Professional and Executive Mentoring
Chapter 19: Virtual Mentoring
Chapter 20: Cross-Organisational Mentoring
Chapter 21: Final Issues

The fifth edition has been revised and updated to include developments in the field within the last 10 years. Issues such as multi-country mentoring, maternity mentoring and the impact of social media on mentoring, are now covered and are aided by a wealth of international case studies.

“David Clutterbuck’s text is a must read for students interested in the management and support of people as well as practitioners wishing to develop and implement their own mentoring programmes. There is simply no better comprehensive guide!”

Dr. Robert Perrett, Bradford University School of Management

“This edition offers up-to-date mentoring practice insight with helpful consideration to the ever growing spectrum of styles and approaches to mentoring in contemporary society whereby developmental networks are both face-to-face and through social media. It is a great read!”

Sarah Page, Senior Lecturer in Mentoring, Staffordshire University

“This is an easily accessible book which allows the reader to find specific information about mentoring either as a mentor, mentee or a people development professional wishing to introduce mentoring into an organisation.”

John Kenney, External Examiner, Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University

“The best book on mentoring I have ever read. In this updated and revised edition David Clutterbuck provides an excellent ‘why to do – what to do’ guide for those involved in mentoring within organisations. Highly thoughtful. Highly practical. Highly recommended.”

Tony Barradell, Learning and Development Consultant

John Moore has over 20 years experience of training and developing Managers, Coaches, Consultants and businesses. As Managing Director of Exponential Training, John researches, speaks, blogs and writes about how to improve performance. He also designs and delivers engaging, fun and interactive learning programmes. John is a Fellow Chartered Manager and has worked with managers and organisations in over 20 different countries.


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