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Publisher's Summary

Managers as Mentors is a rapid-fire listen and a provocative guide to helping associates grow and adapt in today’s tumultuous organizations. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith place increased emphasis on the mentor as a learning catalyst for the protégé rather than someone who simply hands down knowledge - crucial for younger workers who prize growth opportunities even more than prior generations and who tend to distrust hierarchy.

As with previous editions there is a fictional case study of a mentor-protégé relationship running through the book, but this is augmented with six actual case studies of top CEOs from organizations like The Nature Conservancy and Bloomin’ Brands, who relate key mentoring experiences in their lives.

The new chapters cover topics like the role of mentoring in spurring innovation and mentoring a diverse and dispersed workforce accustomed to interacting and getting information digitally. Also new to this edition is the Mentor’s Toolkit, six resources to help in developing the mentor-protégé relationship.

This hands-on guide takes the mystery out of effective mentoring, teaching leaders to be the kind of confident coaches integral to learning organizations.

©1996, 2013 Chip R. Bell (P)2013 AudioGO

Critic Reviews

"Chip Bell has done it again with Managers as Mentors.This tightly written, straight from the shoulder book offers understanding and helpful techniques for any manager who would be a mentor." ( Scientific American)
"Mentoring is the highest of the teaching arts - Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith have skillfully crafted the essential handbook for all those who are trusted advisors to aspiring leaders." (Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge)
"A practical yet powerful book for helping leaders make continual learning a valuable addition to their strategy." (Mike Krzyzewski, head coach, Duke University men’s basketball team)

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Foundational Knowledge on Mentorship

This book provides the foundational knowledge for mentors and proteges. It also provides possible challenging scenarios (such as a mentor who is younger than the protege) and provides scripts that the mentors can use to address the protege's concerns. The purpose of a mentorship is for the protege to attain certain knowledge and/or skills through guidance from the mentor. It's not about an older person imparting wisdom or lecturing to a younger person.

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I love this very resourceful, thnx to the narrator, voice etiquette perfect, very valuable info to include on my journey to have my own business team some day soon😘👍🏾

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Read ‘The Outward Mindset’ by the Arbinger Institute instead

It was meh at best. Focused on a lot of behavioral lists that just aren’t groundbreaking. East coast American accent is a little distracting at times. The Arbinger Institute’s books are way better. I wouldn’t waste your time on this one.

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Hit the mark, but didn't go deep enough.

Narrative jumped a around a bit. Personally, there was no real 'game changer' for me. Great to brush up on some skills, and will definitely implement some new tricks.