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Managers As Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning Paperback – June 3, 2013
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—Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach, Duke University Men’s Basketball, 2010 NCAA Champions
“Mentoring is the highest of the teaching arts, and in this new edition, Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith have skillfully crafted the essential handbook for all those who are trusted advisors to aspiring leaders.”
—Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
“Managers as Mentors will be the indispensable handbook of managers/leaders across the sectors.”
—Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and former CEO, Girls Scouts of the USA
“Managers as Mentors is the must-read for leaders who value innovation, growth, and progress—all treasured byproducts of those learning organizations where leaders mine talent.”
—Vijay Govindarajan, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Reverse Innovation and Professor of International Business, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University
“Companies today tell their managers ‘You need to mentor.’ Often left hanging is the question of how. Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith fill in the blanks by offering a user-friendly handbook that shows busy managers how to effectively mentor their people. Essential and full of practical wisdom.”
—Sally Helgesen, author of The Female Advantage and The Web of Inclusion and coauthor of The Female Vision
“As captain of the ‘best damn ship in the US Navy,’ I learned that the high-performance sailors typically had effective mentors. Wish I’d had this book then! I’d have given a copy to all my leaders.”
—Mike Abrashoff, author of the New York Times bestseller It’s Your Ship
“The concept of this book’s brilliance is that every leader must become a mentor to his or her employees. Buy the book and find out how.”
—Jeffrey Gitomer, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude and The Little Red Book of Selling
“I can’t imagine any two people on this planet better equipped to take on this subject than Marshall and Chip. For those seeking advice in building successful mentoring partnerships, this is your book.”
—Gordon Peters, Founding Chairman and CEO, Institute for Management Studies
“The book managers everywhere have been waiting for: a clear and practical guide to tapping talent in their organizations. If you ever wondered what managers in ‘learning organizations’ are supposed to be doing, here’s your answer.”
—Nancy K. Austin, coauthor (with Tom Peters) of A Passion for Excellence
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All the information is here to create a self-directed learner, from planning, to rapport, discovery, and ensuring the transfer of learning. Mixed in with the 27 chapters are fitting case studies to help pull everything together. One of the things that I liked most of all was, The Mentor's Toolkit, at the end. A short series of assessments, FAQs, and stories to help you promote and support continuous improvement.
As Bell and Goldsmith say in the book, "Mentors practice their skills with a combination of never-ending compassion, crystal-clear communication, and a sincere joy in the role of being a helper along a journey toward mastering". And how do you get there? Read and use this book as a guideline and you'll be well on your way.
It starts with a mentoring self-evaluation; it provides the essential mind-set,
qualities and context that must be brought to the party. It provides a specific
tool-kit for the mentored and the menteed. If you lead, manage or parent others
go buy this book quickly and learn from the masters.
I love acronyms, and Bell and Marshall make great use of SAGE in their book. S stands for surrendering, A is for Accepting, G represents Gifting, and E is for Extending. Each of these letters is the focus of a part of their book, and each of the parts has several chapters, with the final chapter of each section being a case study. The book ends with a terrific toolkit. The bibliography and index are helpful and are of the quality usually found in a more scholarly, rather than practical, book. Kudos to Bell and Marshall for those extra steps!
My key take-aways? I've probably been a mentor without realizing it; "Managers as Mentors" will make me more intentional and a better mentor in the future. And on page 142, they write, "If you can only use 2 of these ideas, you are still 2 ahead." Simple, profound and true. Definitely worth remembering!
Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith have not only provided us with a brilliant step-by-step SAGE model, complete with PRACTICAL action but also with case studies from six leading CEO's who describe mentoring challenges and successes and provide tangible advice. As a new manager, I recall how I read (and reread) a previous edition of this book to guide me through mentoring challenges. Though I am in a different role now, I see multiple reasons for continuing the learning journey with this terrific book by my side. Buy this for yourself and everyone you work with!
--Bill Treasurer, author of Leaders Open Doors: A Radically Simple Leadership Approach to Lift People, Profits, and Performance and Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results
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Here is the template for developing future leaders. I grew up with some great mentors who practiced many of these ideas. Read morePublished 18 months ago by William L. Mince
Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning by Chip R. Bell and Marshall Goldsmith
There are varied reasons for which I’m inspired to read a book, but none... Read more
This is a great book. Good to use for Professional Development and to hon your skills to work effectively with colleagues.Published 20 months ago by Phyllis
Purchased the book for an online class and really didn't need it once the class started. I may have looked at it two times throughout the course of the class. Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by bookworm87
The books provides a broad review of mentoring. The key themes distill down to how to communicate effectively and how not to be a jerk. Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by Alfred Lacazette
Disclaimer: I know both Chip and Marshall and think they've both very sharp.
That said, if I didn't think this was a great book, I would not have read the book all the... Read more
I am enjoying reading this book. I read Marshall's book "What got you here won't get you there". More brialliance again.Published on August 19, 2013 by Mark Tanti
Managers as Mentors is a wonderful book - a clear and practical guide for making learning an easy, everyday activity. Read this to become the mentor you wish you'd had. Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by Jesse Stoner