To demonstrate how "power mentoring" works in practice, authors Ellen Ensher and Susan Murphy provide down-to-earth interviews with about 50 pairs of high-powered mentors and their protégés. The conversations offer useful nuggets of insight about office politics, job advancement and successful networking. In addition, unlike many books on the topic, this one provides a useful snapshot of the issues, dramas and special challenges women and minorities in the modern workplace face - and the picture is not always pretty. The book’s biggest flaws are its redundancy and use of boardroom clichés. Still, getAbstract recommends this personalized, practical book to potential mentor-protégé teams.
About the Authors
Ellen Ensher is associate professor of management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Susan Murphy is associate dean of the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Institute in Claremont, California, and associate professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College.
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