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Who's In Your Top Hive?, Your Guide To Finding Your Success Mentors Paperback – June 25, 2010
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I can tell you that from my years of experience in Corporate America and serving on multiple nonprofit boards, I've found the overwhelming majority of young professionals never learned the proper etiquette when it comes to cultivating effective mentor relationships. And the sad part is that they grow up to be `experienced' professionals who STILL don't know how to cultivate effective mentor relationships. It's no wonder that most people are struggling in the careers or are experiencing mediocre results.
The author did a wonderful job of dispelling some of the myths that hold people back from cultivating mentor relationships in the first place, which is important. Some of the myths surrounding mentoring are astonishing but are rampant in the minds of today's young people.
Next, Mr. Gervais gave wonderful examples of how you should apply his advice and WHY you should do it. The author also provides the reader with a template of an effective introductory email to a potential mentor and an in-person script that could `break the ice' which is ideal if you are one of those shy people and feel awkward in social settings.
What I also enjoyed about this book is that the author talked about the importance of having `soft' skills, which include the ability to communicate, to be a go-giver, work within a team environment, and showing that you care about the people in your network or company.Read more ›
Bert's book actually taught me a lesson in that. My father was the closest thing I had to a mentor; other than that, I didn't really have one, and I think I personally could have done a little better with one. However, I think I will keep this book with me as a constant reminder. Thanks, Bert!
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I read this book after listening to an interview by Gervais. The book is phenomenal and I am a mature business person. Read morePublished on May 20, 2013 by L Crump