In this second edition of her original 2000 book, Lois J. Zachary presents a comprehensive guide to mentoring. She explores how mentoring has evolved and how its foundational principles match those of adult education. She describes how mentors and their protégés can learn about themselves and how that self-knowledge strengthens the mentoring process. She offers case studies and role-playing exercises participants can use to prepare for the mentoring process. By its nature, mentoring poses challenges because it involves adult learning. Zachary clarifies the mentor’s role: Promote learning by focusing attention on the person being mentored. getAbstract recommends Zachary’s insights to HR professionals, mentors, “mentees” and anyone considering a mentoring relationship.
About the Author
Lois J. Zachary is president of Leadership Development Services LLC, a consulting firm. She also wrote the bestsellers Creating a Mentoring Culture and The Mentee’s Guide.
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