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What's Hot - Top Mentor Publications

In this section we have provided a list of the best mentor work in book, periodical or video formats. These works represent the best available whether the focus is on mentoring in business, mentoring with students or mentoring in special settings. (View this list of the best.)

Peer Resources Network members are able to receive a complimentary copy of recently published works in exchange for completing a professional review.

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If, after going through the Recommended Best List, you still cannot find a work that appeals to you, we have included a comprehensive list of other books published on mentoring. (View this list of secondary sources.)

(If you are searching for articles on mentoring, use our comprehensive annotated bibliography.)


Highly Recommended Books, Periodicals, and Videos on Mentoring

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Starting Strong: A Mentoring Fable
Lois Zachary and Lory Fischler
Jossey-Bass 2014
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This book review took a bit longer to complete for a very valid reason. Starting Strong was so inspiring, so well written, and such a good read that I kept lending it to others. Needing the book in front of me to review, I realized that I had to buy another copy. It is the kind of book that when you finish reading, you pass it on so others can benefit. The authors are established names in the field of mentoring, having written three books and numerous articles. Different from a traditional non-fiction how to book, the authors use the form of a fable to describe the journey of a mentor and a mentee. Within the fable are embedded best practices of mentoring, as well as tips to avoid common pitfalls. Each chapter concludes with questions for mentees and mentors, allowing a perfect forum for readers to reflect and discuss.

Starting Strong outlines the key components of a successful mentoring relationship by highlighting six essential mentoring conversations that include building trust, establishing a comfort zone, holding productive meetings, dealing with power dynamics, setting goals, and keeping momentum going.

The second portion of the text is dedicated to a mentoring conversation playbook that highlights strategies for quality conversations to support mentors and mentees establish a strong mentoring connection. I found myself copying the probing questions so that I could improve the conversations I have with my own mentee. The chapter on strategies for good conversation alone was worth the read.

This would be an ideal book study for any organization that has a mentoring or induction program and would certainly be a valuable/useful/effective resource to any institution that values mentoring. I have plans to make it required reading for our university mentoring committee. Starting Strong is not only a good story, but also a solid framework with embedded tools to help elevate mentoring relationships.

Review by: Peer Resources Network member Lisa J. Lucas, an Associate Professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, as well as an educational consultant and a personal coach. Her vision is to infuse a culture of coaching and mentoring into every system she encounters. She is publishing a book with Stenhouse Publishers that provides a toolkit of strategies for educators to change their mental models and to focus on strengths to create innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges that face our educational systems. She works with educators around the world to be more resilient, reduce stress and improve happiness and well-being. (Peer Resources Network members receive books for review at no cost in exchange for the review.)

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We had hoped that Starting Strong would provide a reference, a resource, and case study. Shortly after its publication we discovered that it was even more powerful than we thought when it came to preparing mentors and mentees for their relationship.

Reading Starting Strong in advance of a kickoff mentoring training provided a context for mentoring, a shared vocabulary and a mental picture of just what good mentoring looked like.

The stories in the book served as a catalyst for hastening the trust building process and accelerating the formation of the relationship. What participants read created a shared language and understanding right from the start.

It also provided a roadmap for keeping relationships on track. As a result, new mentoring partners were more confident; they knew what to expect and they had the tools and strategies they needed to guide their conversations.

Experienced mentors gained new insights that allowed them to recognize what was missing in past mentoring relationships and better understand why they went off course.

Similarly, it increased mentee understanding about the purpose of mentoring and their role in driving their own development. It also gave them better understanding about the role of their mentor in helping help them tackle their issues without solving the problem for them.

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Mentoring New Teachers
Hal Portner
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Mentoring others is a gift of time and service. Hal Portner's book, Mentoring New Teachers is a gift written intentionally for busy mentors who need practical strategies, helpful tools, and clear guidance. Dr. Portner's no nonsense style offers straightforward tips and observations regarding mentoring. Hal Portner is a former educator and administrator. He currently writes, develops materials, trains and consults in a variety of educational organizations. This work compliments his numerous other contributions to the field of mentoring and professional development.

Whether you've mentored for years and want to hone your skills or if you're contemplating having a mentor for the first time, this helpful book is meant for you. The format allows the reader to reflect on the content by working through short, meaningful exercises designed to help develop practical mentoring behaviors. Practical vignettes and step by step guidelines provide the reader with clear cut examples. However, if you need to fast forward through the exercises you can still glean a comprehensive perspective of mentoring and have access to concrete mentoring examples, valuable tools, templates and strategies.

The book focuses on four mentoring functions: relating, assessing, coaching and guiding. Relating stresses the important part a relationship plays in the mentoring process. Assessing provides a variety of ways to gather and diagnose data about a mentee's teaching and learning preferences. Coaching familiarizes the reader with the classroom observation and conferencing strategies, and Guiding provides ways to develop mentees as a self-reliant practitioners.

The annotated bibliography of mentoring-related publications alone is worth having on hand. In the spirit of mentoring, Hal Portner has provided over twenty-five pages of descriptions of publications related to functional behaviors associated with mentoring new teachers. Perfect for those that want to expand their reading. Portner devotes an entire chapter to tips and observations to help make mentoring effective.

In addition, this 3rd edition of this bestseller provides the following tools and topics:

  • Teacher mentor standards
  • Classroom observation methods and competency instruments
  • Tools to assess preferred learning styles
  • Approaches to mentoring the nontraditional new teacher
  • An Inquiry Process for Experienced Mentors
Interestingly enough, you'll complete this book feeling as though you've been mentored, and with good reason. Portner guides the reader through the various techniques in a relaxed manner and encourages further exploration of the topic for those that want to continue the journey. (Review by Peer Resources Network member L.J. Lucas.)

The author of this book, in commenting on this review said,

"The reviewer's use of the terms 'no nonsense' and 'straight forward' regarding my book are right on. Based on years of experience and loads of feedback, I have learned that getting to the point early on elicits attention, engagement and curiosity. That is why, as she correctly observed, I wrote about the 'what' and 'how' of mentoring and encouraged the reader to search out the 'why' when ready. I also appreciate the reviewer's assumption that readers will have felt mentored after reading the book. This statement reinforces one of the best complements I've ever received about my writing: 'While reading Portner's book, I felt as though he and I were sitting down together having a conversation.'"
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Common Sense Mentoring
Larry Ambrose
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This is a great, easy read guide and resource book for those embarking on or involved in a mentoring relationship in the work place, either as a mentor or a mentee. Dr. Ambrose shares his considerable experience working in this field during the past 35 years. He addresses some of the common concerns about mentoring which most mentors have such as whether or not to give advice, the importance of empathy, the importance of listening and the timing of conversations.

There are so many valuable tips about how the mentor can be a wise guide through the different stages of the mentoring journey and the reader is left in no doubt about the power of a mentoring relationship in one's own personal development. In addition, there are sections for the mentees, helping them understand the nature of the mentoring relationship, offering them guidelines with regard to the development of this relationship, what is expected of them as mentees, characteristics to look out for in an effective mentor and so much more.

Between sections are 'Interludes', true mentoring stories which add credibility to the book. There is humor throughout this highly recommended book which clearly brings out the life-changing impact a mentoring relationship can have on both the mentor and the mentee, even the work place environment, when they are both committed to the relationship. (Review by Peer Resources Network member R. Cox.)

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Mentoring Skills (Video/DVD)
QI Concepts
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One of the most highly rated videos ever produced about mentoring. This excellent video comes with a trainer's guide. For a thorough review by mentoring expert Rey Carr, visit Training Media Review at www.tmreview.com/Review.asp?ID=1590
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The Mentor, The Kid and the CEO
Tom Pace with Walter Jenkins
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This 175-page book by Tom Pace is a story about the relationship between Tony, a young man who is in trouble with the law and his mentor Malcolm who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of his own business. The story unfolds through the dialogue between the two main characters as they get to know each other. Each part of the story contains a valuable lesson, whether it is the importance of exercise or how to buy a car.

The strength of this book is that some aspect of it will resonate with every reader. For example, a younger person may be drawn to Tony's role and appreciate the advice about saving 10 percent of your income, how to buy a car, or how to be successful when you start working.

For a more experienced reader, the role of Malcolm as a mentor and business owner may appeal. The reader may also be drawn to one particular lesson because it relates to their own experience. Personally, I enjoyed the chapter titled "Lance" where Gary demonstrates his astuteness by giving a positive recommendation to the person who quit working for him, stole two employees, and became a competitor. In the end, a mutually beneficial relationship emerged. It reminded me that sometimes our egos get in the way of doing the right thing and we react in a way that closes the situation even further, rather than giving it the space to open up to future opportunities.

This book is also helpful in rejuvenating the notion of a mentor/partner relationship and how the relationship is always reciprocal. At one part of the story, Malcolm is in financial trouble and depressed and is "saved" by his partner. The book serves as a reminder to be available to people who are seeking your help, in the same way that you would want people available for you if you need them.

The workbook, or some sections within it, may be helpful in clarifying the reader's understanding of the lessons contained in the book. Questions are included that are intended to lead to greater self-awareness.

While I was delighted to find that the author attends to the role of spirituality in a mentoring relationship, the references seemed primarily religious and related to God. For example, on page 34 of the workbook, titled "Spirituality" Tom Pace asks "What books could you read to learn more about God?" Some readers might find the idea that spirituality and religion are the same thing as an intrusion on spiritual beliefs. Even with this limitation this book is a smooth, easy read that will leave you with at least one thing to think about. (Review by Peer Resources Network member P. Barbato.)

Review 2
This novel is a quick-and-easy read. Tony has run-ins with the law, lacks direction in life and is in danger of becoming a drifter, when he meets Malcolm, a successful businessman with a passion for encouraging the underdog. Malcolm shares his knowledge and experience with Tony and is assisted by another of his proteges, Gary, who also takes Tony under his wing. For mentors and coaches reading the book there are wonderful examples of envisioning, realistic goal setting and having the small action steps in place to achieve those goals, working together through challenging times, the power of teamwork, overcoming setbacks and ultimately living a life of meaning and purpose. A timely reminder of the importance of sharing our gifts and talents with others and the power of servant leadership. (Review by Peer Resources Network member R. Cox.)

Editorial Note: There are two editions of this book (2007 and 2011), but they differ by cover only.

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Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Proteges Get the Most Out of Their Relationships
Ellen A. Ensher and Susan E. Murphy
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Written to reflect the realities of today's business environment, this book is a nuts-and-bolts guide for anyone who wants to create a connection with a mentoring partner or mentor, or to improve a current mentoring relationship. Filled with illustrative examples and candid insights from fifty of America's most successful mentors and and mentoring partners, Power Mentoring unlocks the secrets of great mentoring relationships and shows how anyone (including those who are well established in their careers, or those who are just starting out) can become a successful mentor or receive mentoring. Based on compelling interviews from Ellen Ensher and Susan Murphy's own research, this important resource explains what it takes to develop a "power mentoring" network consisting of a variety of mentors across a range of organizations and industries. The authors provide strategies for establishing such power mentoring relationships, outline the best practices, and offer insights from mentors and mentoring partners in a variety of fields including technology, politics, and the media.
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Who's In Your Top Hive?, Your Guide To Finding Your Success Mentors
Bert Gervais
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This book is especially useful for anyone who wants to effectively cultivate mentor relationships to help them develop their career, business, and life. The author dispells some of the myths that hold people back from cultivating mentor relationships, and 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. Cultivating mentors, the author believes, relies on the ability to communicate, to be a go-giver, work within a team environment, and demonstrate care about the people in your network or company. The author uses details from his personal journey to show how he transcended his own insecurities and his failures in order to attract people to help him grow to the next level.
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Mentoring in the 21st Century Resource Kit
Paula Rutherford
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Probably the most comprehensive set of materials for schools. It includes over 30 hours of professional development learning exercises, a facilitator's handbook, participant's manual, transparency collection, posters, a DVD and video collection, and other instructional aids. The primary users of these materials are teachers and other adults that want to establish, run, and maintain high-quality mentoring experience for students in their schools and districts. The total price for this kit, which comes in a deluxe carrying case, is $985.00. While this might seem like a large sum, the author of this material has considerable experience as a teacher and administrator and with helping schools establish mentoring programs. The materials and resources in this kit are a result of proven techniques. A preview of the Facilitator's Handbook is available on the website. A monthly newsletter is available from the author. Peer Resources Network members who order this Kit and mention the "www.mentors.ca website" will also receive at no extra cost the following three books: an additional copy of The 21st Century Mentor's Handbook, Why Didn't I Learn This in College? and Instruction for All Students.
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Leading the Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program (Second Edition)
Barry W. Sweeny
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This is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to develop a model for new teachers aimed at strengthening teacher and student performance. The fact that this second edition is jointly published between Corwin and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) adds much weight to its credibility. The author shares his considerable experience and the results of his own research, focusing on the 'Stages of Concern' part of 'The Concerns-Based Adoption Model' (CBAM), which "defines the steps needed for individuals to understand, adapt and implement innovations to the point of mastery", to build an effective induction and mentoring program.

While there is plenty of information on the CBAM which can be freely downloaded from the Internet, Sweeny shows, in practical ways, how this model can be adapted and used to develop or even improve an induction and mentoring program. The step-by-step approach will particularly assist those who are trying to set up effective induction and mentoring programs from scratch for new teachers and don't have the time to spend searching on the Internet for resource material.

After a thoroughly well written and helpful introduction to the book, which includes definitions of mentoring, induction and peer coaching, the author goes into quite some detail justifying the need for a well developed and professionally run, structured mentoring program built on sound foundations. He looks at different types of mentoring such as full- or part-time and provides useful information to assist anyone interested in designing a high impact mentoring program such as characteristics of effective mentors, matching mentors with proteges, mentor recruitment, selection, matching etc. and details the Program Design Process.

There are numerous diagrams and charts and a very helpful detailed mentor training model with possible activities, tasks etc. included, as well as a useful section on evaluating, improving and sustaining the program. While the book appears to be written specifically for the North American education system, there are many, many helpful tips, ideas and activities for anyone wanting to develop a mentoring model for new teachers. The book contains a wealth of information (at times I felt too much!!) and also includes a comprehensive list of mentoring resources and references for those wishing to do further research. (A slight disclaimer: one of the resources he notes is the Peer Resources Mentoring website.) Review by Peer Resources Network member, R. Cox.

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The Heart of Mentoring: Ten Proven Principles for Developing People to Their Fullest Potential
David A. Stoddard with Robert J. Tamasy
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While other books examine the technical details of mentoring, this revealing work provides a core foundation for any true mentoring relationship. Providing examples of what goes right and what goes wrong in mentoring relationships, the authors emphasize that mentoring makes a difference when it focuses on the needs of the person being mentored and a process of mutual growth. By identifying 10 principles the authors help readers organize the keys to effective mentoring relationships. The ten principles include: living is about giving, perseverance is paramount, open the door, promote alignment between passion and work, share the load don't create it, practice personal values, expose your character, affirm spirituality, providing a legacy, and take the risk.
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My Mentoring Diary
Ann Ritchie and Paul Genoni
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This nifty book provides a dedicated space to record thoughts, ideas and actions associated with a mentoring relationship. In addition the authors, both experienced mentors and mentor program leaders, provide an introduction to mentoring, emphasize the importance and value of a learning journal, and provide additional resources. A useful structure for mentors is the Seven Stages of Mentoring (rapport, purpose, current situation, objectives, methods, actions, and assessment). For partners the authors suggest using the NICE analysis which consists of needs, interests, concerns, and expectations. They provide additional help on setting personal objectives, making action plans, and creating a contract. On the blank pages meant for users to add their own reflections, the authors have included relevant mentoring quotes from well-known individuals. This book is a valuable addition to any type of formal mentoring program and can easily be customized for any mentoring relationship.
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Mentoring Students and Young People: A Handbook of Effective Practice
Andrew Miller
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A valuable resource for anyone working in the field of youth mentoring or considering setting up a youth mentoring programme, particularly within a school environment. The author considers a variety of youth mentoring formats, such as business mentoring, community mentoring, mentoring students from high risk environments, peer mentoring and telementoring. There are numerous helpful tips at the end of each chapter for planning and implementing all aspects of a youth mentoring programme following internationally acceptable effective practices. There are also a wealth of references to published materials, useful websites and a glossary of mentoring terms, thus making this a user-friendly book. In addition, Andrew Miller uses case studies of youth mentoring programmes in the USA, the UK and Australia to highlight key aspects of effective practice throughout the book, giving the reader some valuable insights into the setting up and running of a youth mentoring programme. This is one of the best books of its type I have read. I highly recommended it for anyone wishing to use evidence-based mentoring policies and procedures to encourage young people to reach their potential. (Review by Peer Resources Network member, Robin Cox, also an expert and author on mentoring youth.)

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Mentoring Answer Book
Big Brother Big Sisters of McHenry County
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This booklet is written specifically for volunteers who serve as youth mentors in community based programs. Photos, diagrams and quotes from mentors and mentees are interspersed throughout. All help to show the positive impact and power of effective mentoring relationships. If I had a criticism it would be that there were no photos of semi-retired, retired grey-haired men and women (!), the 'Baby Boomers', who must potentially be a wonderful pool of volunteers during the next 10 to 20 years, many of whom would make wonderful mentors. The booklet includes a brief explanation of what mentoring is all about, tips, ideas and strategies for getting the relationship off to a positive start, to foster positive change and improve self-esteem, to encourage a mentee to reach his or her potential at school and thoughts on how to relate to the mentee's parent/s. Many common questions asked by mentors are answered. There are lists of things to do, including community service projects, and 'no-nonsense information for tackling sensitive subjects, from sex education to suicide'. Much of the content of the book is shared through the eyes of the mentors, which is why this is such a useful, easy to read resource for any aspiring youth mentors. Highly recommended. (Review by Peer Resources Network member R. Cox.)

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The Mentoring Pocketbook
Geof Alred, Bob Garvey and Richard Smith
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This book states on the cover that it is "a pocketful of proven tips, tools, and techniques for mentors and mentees to maximize the benefits of this powerful development process." Not only does it deliver its cover promise, but it does so in the most succinct fashion without missing any key details. This is an excellent book for experts or beginners as well as mentors and those seeking a mentor. Its formatting makes it easy and quick to read while at the same time providing readily useable ideas, activities, and concepts. The authors pay great attention to successful mentoring relationships, including the various roles, necessary qualities, and developmental stages, and they include an issues and questions section that covers not only concerns common to both mentors and partners, but also challenges faced by program coordinators. The authors place mentoring within the context of learning and show the reader how to use a simple process to make progress in any mentoring relationship. This book can be carried in a pocket and the authors have wisely included some blank pages for notes.
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Daring to Be Different: A Manager's Ascent to Leadership
James A. Hatherley
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Managers play a key role in the success of any organization's mentoring program. This is not a mentoring "how-to" book. Instead the author provides the rationale and tools to help managers become mentors. This book is a gift to managers and can help them make the transformation into true leaders. Filled with the kind of stories, ideas, anecdotes and humour that only an experienced manager and executive could provide, the author illuminates in simple terms how to change managers to manager-leaders. This is the kind of book that you might want to purchase several copies of to give to managers and coaches.
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Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning (An International Refereed Journal)
Dr. Carol A. Mullen, Editor
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This international, refereed journal is published four times a year. The editorial board is international as are the writers. The journal has a three-fold emphasis on mentoring, tutoring, and partnership. Educational issues are covered with works from inside and outside education and from different disciplines and perspectives. As examples, from within the educational domain, articles reflect such fields as educational leadership, teacher education, service learning, and school life, and, from outside, business and industry. Contributors reflect diversity in discipline and method, and in addition to educational organizations, authors are employed in business administration, management, military, leadership, and pharmaceuticals. The mentoring aspects of editorship and review are demonstrated by timely feedback, supportive critiques, and guidance for authors throughout the review and finalization process.
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Mentoring: Guiding, Coaching, and Sustaining Beginning Teachers (Video)
Donna Niday and Jean Boreen
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This set of two 25-minute videotapes comes with a viewing guide as well as a free, monthly professional development meeting guide. The video reflects the work developed by the authors in two of their books on mentoring: Mentoring Beginning Teachers and Mentoring Across Boundaries. The videos show examples of new and student teachers working with their mentors and the topics covered include: what it takes to be a good mentor, effective pre and post conference meetings with new teachers, how to use observation as a helpful tool, effective team teaching practices, and building a strong relationship between mentor and partner. The publisher provides a number of free support documents to go along with the videos. However, the videos are available for sale only and no rental or preview is possible.
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The Lawyer's Guide To Mentoring
Ida O. Abbott, Esq.
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An exceptionally practical book that covers all the nuts and bolts of establishing highly effective mentoring programs. Written by an experienced attorney who was responsible for training at a prestigious law firm, this work covers not only the key concepts associated with mentoring, but also deals with the various concerns, barriers, and dilemmas that face professionals in developing a mentoring program. Chapters cover a variety of essential topics including mentoring benefits, how to overcome problems, starting and maintaining relationships, matching methods, dealing with romantic entanglements, informal and formal mentoring programs, and determining readiness. There is even a section on rebutting objections to mentoring. Although this book was written for the legal profession, the checklists provided, the clarity of the ideas as well as the scope of the topics make this book applicable to a much wider audience. If you are considering establishing an effective mentoring program in a professional firm such as engineering, accounting, insurance, finance, science, medicine, or technology, this book can easily be the only reference you will need.
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Mentoring for Resiliency: Setting Up Programs for Moving Youth from Stressed to Success (2nd Edition)
Nan Henderson, Bonnie Benard, Nancy Sharp-Light (Editors)
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No other book provides the passion and power for establishing mentoring connections for youth as this book. While not exactly a how-to-do-it book, it provides enough details about the "why" of mentoring and disinguishes clearly between mentoring that has value for youth versus other types of well-meaning approaches. Chapters are included by the most well-known leaders in the youth mentoring field that are not only informative and inspiring, but can can easily yield guidance for anyone associated with mentoring youth. All the authors agree that the power of mentoring is not in the "program", but in the relationship.
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Running a Safe and Effective Mentoring Program (for youth)
Elsy Arevalo and Becky Cooper
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In less than 75 pages, the authors share their proven strategies and techniques for effective mentoring programs with youth. They emphasize and provide details about vision planning, recruiting, screening, orienting, and training volunteer mentors, as well as recruiting mentees and matching them with mentors. A key chapter on retaining mentors and youth details how friendship and support are essential for helping partners go beyond their first meetings. Several ideas are provided for conducting evaluations and throughout the book checklists and research summaries help to guide practice suggestions.
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The Kindness of Strangers: Adult Mentors, Urban Youth and the New Volunteerism
Marc Freedman
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This book reveals how caring adults in cities across America are trying to turn young lives around. Based on interviews with over 300 mentors, young people, scholars, and youth workers, the book takes a hard look at mentoring and asks some critical questions: How much can mentoring really accomplish? What does it take to be a successful mentor? What makes the difference between an effective program and one fraught with difficulties?
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Mentoring Matters: A Practical Guide to Learning-Focused Relationships
Laura Lipton, Bruce Wellman and Carlette Humbard
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Written by experienced educators this book is based on the consistent research that shows that beginning teachers are more likely to flourish (rather than perish) when they are supported through mentoring. The authors detail strategies to help new teachers through various phases of development, replicate dialogues that show how to keep mentor/partner conversations positive and purposeful, and illustrate communication tools that promote reflection and facilitate professional growth. A calendar with activities that can be used throughout the year, worksheets, self-assessment tools, and a variety of forms provide mentor program leaders with concrete support and assistance.
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Making Mentoring Work
Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman
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Promoted as the "fastest way" to initiate an effective mentoring program for beginning teachers, this 3-ring, 200-page binder was developed to challenge and support new teachers. It includes practical tools, templates, questionnaires, self-evaluations, and checklists based on the latest theories and school-tested approaches.
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Making the Most of Being Mentored: How to Grow from a Mentoring Relationship
Gordon F. Shea
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This book is a must for anyone involved in mentoring, but is particularly directed towards people who want to attract mentors and benefit from their relationship Practical, free of jargon, and clearly written, the book explores how a mentoring relationship can be beneficial to the mentee, the mentor, and the organization and provides a number of ideas on how mentees can manage their own personal development and career growth. In addition, the author explains the skills needed to ensure successful mentoring partnerships, build and maintain the mentoring connection, and deal with issues such as power, diversity, resistance to change, learning styles, and successfully ending the relationship.
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The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships
Lois J. Zachary
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This book focuses on mentoring as a learning partnership. It extends the definition of mentoring beyond the traditional and frames mentoring as a four-phase cycle that includes preparing, negotiating, enabling, and closing. The author recognizes the realities associated with mentoring today and covers such topics as distance-mentoring, time management, mentor preparation, goal-setting, and receiving feedback from mentees. A bonus of this book are the many excercises and activities that are included to help strengthen both knowledge and skill as a mentor or mentor program developer.
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Creating a Mentoring Culture: The Organization's Guide
Lois J. Zachary
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From the author of the best-selling book, The Mentor's Guide, comes this outstanding resource for any organization or group seriously considering the establishment of a sustainable mentoring program and in need of a step-by-step guide from an expert in the field. While written more for the corporate or business sectors, the content can easily be adapted by smaller organizations, education groups etc., wishing to promote and establish a mentoring culture. Complete with user-friendly resources, numerous helpful tips and examples, mentoring stories and a CD-Rom of invaluable, reproducible forms and tools, this book is highly recommended. (Review by Peer Resources Network member, R. Cox)
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Mentoring and Diversity: An International Perspective
David Clutterbuck and Belle Rose Ragins
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Organizations with a diverse workforce will have a leading edge in the New World economy. 'Mentoring and Diversity' illustrates the importance of mentoring as a proactive tool in diversity initiatives, and demonstrates how mentoring can be used to recruit, develop and retain a diverse and innovative workforce. This book brings together new and innovative perspectives on diversity and mentoring relationships within a variety of international settings. Mentoring and Diversity provides a unique blend of research and practice, and is an indispensable guide for any company that seeks to develop a more diverse workforce. It will serve as a fundamental text for practitioners interested in developing effective mentoring programmes and for researchers seeking to understand these critical and complex relationships.
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The Mentoring Manual
Mike Whittaker and Ann Cartwright
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This book provides a solid foundation for the role of mentoring as a transforming experience. As with other mentoring experts from the United Kingdom, the authors refer to mentor programs as "mentoring schemes." However, their expertise is also in the area of experiential training so not only have they included multiple examples of mentoring schemes, but they have also included many forms, lists, exercises, challenging questions, and photocopiable materials (including an overhead for cynics). One of the schemes they describe is a co-mentoring model where individuals become equal partners in building a helping relationship. The book is comprehensive in scope and focuses on understanding mentoring, selling the idea to others, identifying mentoring style, building mentor skills, initiating and sustaining programs, and evaluating outcomes. Their passionate and clear writing will appeal to mentors and coaches as well as mentor scheme developers.
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A Graduate Student Guide: Making the Most of Mentoring
Carol Mullen
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Here is a doorway through which readers will sneak a peak at the academy-its exterior and interior spaces. There is much within the academic environment that can invite entry or obstruct movement. With this text, doors have been opened for novice scholars and new faculty, as well as experienced academicians and administrators. Each chapter has an aperture on vital mentoring issues (such as productive learning within groups, developing effective marketing and networking strategies, and creating successful student-centered programs) that, together, provides a broader perspective on the professoriate. Readers are guided through the process of becoming successfully mentored, largely by entering into viable relationships and learning the art of receiving and giving. The various mentoring formats described provide exposure to a wide range of options that readers can mindfully act upon; these also demonstrate the value of learning within one-to-one systems and group contexts. Finally, readers are given access to guarded secrets about graduate school, not only concerning unspoken norms but also the "hidden curriculum" of the academy and of mentor's expectations. The mentoring concepts and practices narrated have all been tested in real-life settings. Further, the case scenarios and analyses in each chapter are supported with data collected from multiple sources, including documents, surveys, and interviews as well as from the Writers in Training (WIT), a long-standing doctoral cohort. Dozens of graduate students in education in particular, as well as faculty and administrators have contributed to this work.(CM)
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Mentoring Heroes: 52 Fabulous Women's Paths to Success and the Mentors Who Empowered Them
Mary K. Doyle
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Fifty-two women tell their stories about how they attained excellence in both professional and personal development through the support and guidance of mentors. In addition each of the women describe how they have passed on the gift of mentoring to others. The stories represent such a wide variety of careers and goals that this book can serve as an inspirational and informative guide for those wondering about the value of mentoring.
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Women Who Could...And Did: Lives of 26 Exemplary Artists and Scientists
Karma Kitaj, Ph.D.
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The author, an experienced psychotherapist, started this study of 26 prominent artists and scientists in order to understand the factors that led to their career achievement. However, during the initial phases of her personal interviews she found that the lives of these women were much richer and fuller than her original protocol could manage. She recognized that the life stories of these women could act as "paper mentors" to other women struggling with similar issues, experiences and lack of access to true mentors.

Although all the stories are different, the author's analysis helped to identify a number of common factors that these women used to maximize career opportunities, overcome setbacks, seek out mentors, merge family and career goals, and live fully throughout their lives. The book provides many examples in each woman's life as to how they demonstrated each of three key factors that led to their success: passion, perseverance, and power with others. The women interviewed also mentioned obstructions in their lives, including "tormentors", or people who blocked their progress. But their ability to deal with such set-backs or challenges was more often offset by six factors: high energy, focus, obstinacy, ability to let go, trusting self, enjoyment of hard work, feelings of competence, and willingness to take risks. This book is not a how-to book about finding a mentor or necessarily being a mentor. But it can serve as a source of inspiration, revelation, and encouragement to other women and girls seeking a source for mentorship.

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Be Your Own Mentor: Strategies from Top Women on the Secrets of Success
Shelia Wellington
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Catalyst, a women's research organization and the author of this book, Sheila Wellington, provides women with advice on locating mentors and the tools to act as mentors to themselves. She has conducted numerous interviews, surveys, and focus groups on the how women advance in their professional lives, and reveals the insights gained from that research in this book. It is packed with informative statistics, useful suggestions, and encouraging reminders from some of the women who have been both pioneers and sources of inspiration to other women who wish to succeed in business, without sacrificing other goals. The author provides evidence to support her belief that having a mentor is the best way to launch a successful career and at the same time she recognizes that finding the right mentor can be fraught with difficulties. As an alternative she identifies a number of strategies women can use to act as mentors to themselves.
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Twelve Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor
Gail McMeekin
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In her own search for meaning, the author interviews a variety of successful women artists, including the writer of the best-selling book Simple Abundance. From the many different stories told by these women about mentoring, both being mentored and acting as a mentor, the author synthesizes a set of life principles that are practical, inspiring, and easy-to-read.
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Learning from Other Women: How To Benefit from the Knowledge, Experience, and Wisdom of Female Mentors
Carolyn Duff
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The author has drawn on the experiences of 200 career women to create a guide to female mentoring. She presents tips on how to connect with a mentor, how to choose the right person in an organization, and how to nurture the mentoring relationship. The book also provides focused worksheet exercises, useful Internet sites, and an extensive bibliography.
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The Mentor's Spirit: Life Lessons on Leadership and the Art of Encouragement
Marsha Sinetar
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Goes beyond traditional mentoring to identify the spirit that leads one to be mentored not just from other persons, but also from a beautiful sunset, a poem, a memory. An inspirational and articulate glimpse of wholeness at work, play, and family.
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Connecting with Success: How to Build a Mentoring Network to Fast-Forward Your Career
Kathleen Barton
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Many people have recommended networking as a key component to career advancement and in this book the former mentoring program manager for Hewlett-Packard reinforces the dictum that who you know is just as important as what you know. The author provides concrete details and action-plans as to how to fast-track your career advancement by combining networking and mentoring. She explains how individuals from many different corporate settings can establish and recruit members for a support network and build and maintain career-enhancing or door-opening relationships. The book includes considerable practical materials including checklists, worksheets, chapter summaries, and assessment tools that can accelerate the career growth of both veterans and new employees.
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The Miracles of Mentoring: The Joy of Investing in Our Future
Thomas W. Dortch and Tom Joyner
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Written by the National Chairmen of the 100 Black Men of America, this book is both inspiring and practical. The authors describe the ten tickets of mentoring, the five stages of the mentoring relationship, and how to create a mentoring partnership in your own community or workplace. Many stories are provided by mentors who were undecided about whether mentoring was for them and how they gave of themselves and found untold riches in the giving.
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Coaching and Mentoring: Practical Methods to Improve Learning
Eric Parsloe and Monika Wray
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The authors believe traditional learning must be abandoned in favor of the more effective use of coaching and mentoring. They emphasize the Seven Golden Rules of Simplicity and provide practical examples of matching staff, ways to give feedback, how to ask the right questions and other useful ideas for successful coaching and mentoring activities.
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Mentoring: How to Develop Successful Mentor Behaviors (3rd Edition)
Gordon F. Shea
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One of, if not the most, readable book on mentoring. To-the-point writing with specific and practical details, all of which can be put into use immediately.
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Mentoring: How to Develop Successful Mentor Behaviors (Video Package)
Gordon F. Shea
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In addition to having Gordon Shea's book on mentoring, this package includes two videos - one, providing mentoring details and testimonials from mentors working in business settings; and two, providing interactive scenarios depicting effective and less effective mentoring interactions. Both videos can be used with an included training book and set of overheads that can be used to customize an information or training session.
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Facilitated Mentoring Model and Processes Briefing Video
Margo Murray
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Margo Murray explains what facilitated mentoring (the deliberate pairing of experienced, skilled people with less-experienced people, with the objective of skills and experience transfer) is and is not. A concept model links facilitated mentoring with the needs, goals, and opportunities of the organization, as well as describes the roles and responsibilities of mentoring participants. Answers to common questions about the facilitated mentoring process are also addressed.
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Mentoring: The Most Obvious Yet Overlooked Key to Achieving More in Life Than You Ever Dreamed Possible: A Success Guide for Mentors and Proteges
Floyd Wickman and Terri Sjodin
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While much has been written about mentoring, this book details the strategies and methods to finding mentors for every aspect of one's life. Through a series of stories and letters illustrating the mentoring relationship, the authors (as mentor and protege themselves in writing this book) prove that mentoring can be an important catalyst to success. The authors worked together for five years researching and developing the work, calling upon mentoring experiences of other highly successful and fulfilled people. Readers will discover how to create a successful mentoring lifestyle, including: four basic reasons why mentoring works and the benefits of having a mentor; how to select a good mentor or partner; sixteen laws of mentoring; how to involve mentors in every facet of your life from family to fitness to spiritual development; secrets for effectively working with and developng a protege; and creating meaningful synergy between mentor and protege.
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The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
Randy Komisar and Kent L. Lineback
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The authors demonstrate the value of mentoring by telling a story about an eager entrepreneur who was seeking funding for an online funeral supply business. At first the initiate is full of numbers, data and business ideas; however, the mentor/author helps him to deepen his connection to his purpose and passion. Through the telling of this intriguing story the authors show how to integrate learning and experience into helping another person not just to achieve their goals, but also to enjoy the journey.
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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Mitch Albom
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What do a mentor and partner talk about? How does a mentor pass on life lessons? This inspirational book is based on an actual mentoring relationship and is both moving and informative.
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Mentoring: The Tao of Giving and Receiving Wisdom
Al Chungliang Huang and Jerry Lynch
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An interactive approach to the traditional idea of mentoring explains how all relationships can be transformed, providing principles, parables, anecdotes, and examples that demonstrate important mentoring techniques.
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Mentoring: Creating Connected, Empowered Relationships
Valerie L. Schwiebert
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This book focuses on the ways that mentoring and counseling are related and can be applied to one another. The author presents the advantages of creating mentoring relationships with people of different genders, age groups, and cultural backgrounds. Adds considerable weight to the value of mentorship as a catalyst for personal and professional growth. (Photo is not accurate.)
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Mentoring for Exceptional Performance
Harold E. Johnson
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This book presents the potential benefits of mentoring and how mentoring prepares the organization and its individual members to meet the future. Especially useful for the insights and directions for establishing a comprehensive mentoring program and information about the critical elements of an effective mentoring program.
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Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning )2nd Edition
Chip R. Bell
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This book identifies the practical activities and perspectives needed by managers if they also want to be mentors. The focus of the book is on building effective relationships. An excellent book for the prospective mentor and for those mentors who want to improve their mentoring. Many readers believe the book ought to be required reading for all managers.
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Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning (The Video)
Based on the book by Chip R. Bell
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This video shows Chip Bell explaining his simple, yet comprehensive growth and reciprocal learning system for mentoring: SAGE (surrender, accept, gift, and extend). Each stage in the relationship between a manager and subordinate is illustrated with interactive scenarios.
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Moving into a Brighter Future: A Worksite Mentoring Program for Individuals Moving Off Public Assistance
Elizabeth Weinstein and Jane E. Schockemoehl
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Virtually every step needed to develop successful community partnerships to establish effective mentoring programs is thoroughly addressed in this book. Forms, checklists, sample letters, timetables, budgets, rationale are all covered. The two highly experienced authors have helped the state of Iowa create mentoring programs to bring people from welfare to work. In this book they detail the principles, tips, and practical tasks in eight chapters that focus on welfare reform, establishing a worksite mentoring model, involving state officials, creating local ownership, refining the mentoring process, including recruiting, training and matching, providing support, and dealing with challenges. While the intention of this book was initially to help others establish similar target mentoring programs, the clarity of the steps and details provided regarding state and local level involvement will be useful to anyone seeking to establish a larger scale entry-level mentoring program connecting public, government and private sources.
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Coaching and Mentoring for Dummies
Marty Brounstein
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Despite the demeaning title, this book has a number of valuable tips and lists to help managers improve their coaching and mentoring activities. For example, watch out for the following pitfalls associated with mentoring: telling proteges how to do their jobs; giving solutions without soliciting input; making decisions for your protege; giving frequent advice; taking over situations; and criticizing for mistakes. The book provides a section on how to use questions, not commands to improve performance and grow the talent that is in employees. There are also tips on how to use coaching and mentoring to deal with diversity, motivation, and other contemporary challenges.
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As Iron Sharpens Iron: Building Character in a Mentoring Relationship
Howard Hendricks and William Hendricks
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This book, written by a father and son team, is part of the national mentoring movement in the US known as Promise Keepers and as such is oriented towards men helping other men. Divided into three sections, the 272 page book includes a section for those who want to mentor; a section for those want to be mentored, and a section on developing a relationship-based mentoring action plan. However, those are the only divisions in the book. The book is tied together by attention to how mentoring can release spiritual maturity, particularly how mentoring can nourish the soul. The book includes Biblical citations, hence the title: "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens the other," and the recognition that some Biblical leaders were willing to serve as leaders, despite believing they were not worthy of such an accolade, but it stands out as a way to integrate the spiritual world with modern day leadership. The book provide details as to the ten qualities of a mentor, how to find a mentor, how to find a partner, and how to develop effective, authentic relationships.
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Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood
Wayne Muller
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A definite must for any mentor working with a person who is carrying wounds from childhood. This inspiring book can help a mentor assist their partner to find the strengths gained rather than the burdens carried from childhood that impact the quality of work, motivation, and managing adversity in adulthood.
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Mentoring: Helping Employees Reach Their Full Potential
Gordon F. Shea
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Originally designed as a briefing book for executives, this mentoring work has been released to the general public. It contains a wealth of practical information on how mentors can use the mentoring opportunity to help employees develop to their fullest. Easy to read and implement.
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Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun: Young Women and Mentors on the Transition to Womanhood
K. Wind Hughes and Linda Wolf
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Making the transition to womanhood can be a time of confusion, challenge, discovery, passion, and courage. This book details the stories of 21 teenage girls who participated in a weekly two-year long focus group and the mentors with whom they talked. The stories are candid, compelling and will strike a chord of familiarity to many women and men. Their mentors are well-known professional women from all areas of society. Reading this book will make both men and women yearn for the mentor guidance provided to these girls.
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Mentoring: Passing on the Torch
Lynn Learning Labs
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Includes a CD-ROM, introductory video, participant handbooks.
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50 Activities for Coaching/Mentoring
Donna Berry, Charles Cadwell, and Joe Fehrmann
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Loaded with interactive activities which can be used for warm-ups, energizers, cool-downs, or insightful training.
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(1) Nurturing the Spirit of Mentoring
(2) Encouraging the Spirit of Mentoring
(3) The Mentoring Spirit of the Teacher
(4) Expanding the Spirit of Mentoring

Robin Cox
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These four books are all part of a series called "The Spirit of Mentoring." Nurturing the Spirit of Mentoring - 50 Fun Activities for Young People includes 10 to 20 minute easy to use, fun activities, requiring little extra preparation. It is ideal for use in form/class periods, life skills programs, and youth groups. The author allows the purchaser to photocopy pages from the book.

Encouraging the Spirit of Mentoring - 50 Fun Activities for the Ongoing Training of Teacher-Mentors, Volunteer Mentors and Youth Workers also includes 10 to 20 minute easy to use, fun activities, requiring little extra preparation. Ideal for use for anyone wanting to promote the spirit of mentoring amongst volunteer adult mentors, teachers, coaches, youth and social workers. The purchaser is allowed to photocopy pages from the book for distribution to activity participants.

The third book in the series is The Mentoring Spirit of the Teacher - Inspiration, Support and Guidance for Aspiring and Practising Teacher-Mentors. This book is a user-friendly resource aimed at promoting the spirit of mentoring amongst all who work with young people (teachers,coaches, youth workers). Purchasing one copy of the book for a school or organisation, allows the purchaser to photocopy pages from the book.

The author also provides a one-day seminar to help leaders put the ideas into practice as trainers.

The author has 30 years experience as an educator, sports coach and School Principal. Since 1999 he has been working in the field of youth mentoring, training over 600 volunteer adult youth mentors, as well as Peer Mentors in school-based Peer Mentor programmes. His website shares some of his resources in youth mentoring and it is continually being updated. His belief is that through nurturing and encouraging the spirit of mentoring amongst all who work with young people, the levels of absenteeism, bullying, substance abuse, inappropriate sexual behaviour and youth suicide amongst many of our young people will be reduced. A major way of achieving this is to affirm, encourage and inspire teachers to develop the spirit of mentoring in their interactions with young people, teachers being one of the most important influences (after parents/caregivers) in the lives of young people.

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The Return of the Mentor: Strategies for Workplace Learning
Brian J. Caldwell and Earl M.A. Carter (Editors)
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Recognizing the value of mentoring, many corporations have initiated more formal mentoring programs. But unlike previous informal mentoring, the new approach emphasizes helping employees learn. This book describes how to maximize workplace learning through the use of experienced employees as mentors.
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How to Mentor in the Midst of Change
Cheryl Granade Sullivan
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Educators are faced with continuous changes and demands on the education system. This book describes how mentors can act as anchors for teachers and assist them to make transitions. An often-cited, but difficult to obtain book.
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Mentoring: Confidence in Finding a Mentor and Becoming One
Bobb Biehl
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The author explains clearly and completely what mentors do and don't do, the nature of the mentor/partner relationship, the most common roadblocks to effective mentoring, and other factors contributing to the success of both the mentor or partner.
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Coaching, Mentoring and Managing
William Hendricks
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Featuring the expertise and wisdom of eight of America's most renowned experts on coaching and counselling, this text teaches readers how to be winners and how to teach others to be winners, tap the hidden strengths in each person on the team, be a coach who inspires peak performers to even greater productivity, mentor employees to move them from good to great, and prevent team problems before they happen.
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Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning
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Carol A. Mullen, Editor
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A periodical with valuable articles for school and business settings; published three times a year; subscriptions $89.00/year.
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Mentoring the New Teacher: A Video Series
Developed and Produced by James B. Rowley and Patricia M. Hart
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Nine videotapes and facilitator's guide.
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The Complete Mentoring Program
Developed and Produced by Norman H. Cohen
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This set of books, guides, and videos, created by mentoring expert, Norm Cohen, provides a very complete approach for information and support for mentoring. The video portion includes six separate scenarios that focus on 6 key elements of mentoring (each provided in its own scenario): demonstration of initiative, motivation, handling challenge, exploring alternatives, providing advice, and developing trust. There is also a workbook to go along with the videos. (Peer Resources Network members receive a discount on the HRD price.)
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Mentoring to Improve Schools
Developed and Produced by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
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Two videotapes and a facilitator's guide. Tape 1 is 40 minutes and focuses on building successful mentoring programs for teachers. This tape provides the how and why of mentoring and provides excellent examples and details that would convince even the most reluctant administrator. Tape 2 emphasizes the mentoring process and shows effective strategies for building trust, improving communication, setting goals, and identifying challenges.
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What is Mentoring Video
Developed and Produced by Bergwall Productions (1997)
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An overview is presented, to help the mentor understand what mentoring is and its value in helping students. Part 1 details the differences between prescriptive and developmental relationships and explains how mentoring benefits the student, the mentor, and the employer.
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Mentoring - Student Participant Video
Developed and Produced by Bergwall Productions (1997)
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This video is designed to help the mentor understand the goals, policies, and procedures necessary to make this program successful. Part 2 explains how characteristics of today's generation differ from the generations of the past, due to changes in our society.
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Elements of Effective Mentoring: A Mentor Training Manual for the In-School Mentor
Creative Mentoring®
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This 214-page, three ring binder is perfect for school program coordinators who want to prepare capable, committed volunteers and for mentors who want to boost their skills. The 1998 Athena Award Winner for best training materials, this manual details how to build a relationship with a child, the roles that are appropriate and inappropriate for mentors, and how to adjust mentoring to fit the developmental level of the child. It is filled with tips and tools to help mentors improve their communication and listening skills, provide academic/tutoring support, and build children's self-esteem. The manual provides a number of ideas rated by appropriate grade level plus a special section of activities mentors can share with younger students. Mentors who are sometimes stumped as to what to do during a mentoring session or how they can help children grow academically will find this manual invaluable as a source of ideas and activities.
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Creating an Effective Youth Mentoring Program: A Technical Assistance Manual
Laura Anderson
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Creating an effective mentoring program for youth can seem like a daunting task and may leave coordinators puzzled about where to start. Without a complete design and implementation plan, even the best-intended programs can quickly fail. This comprehensive, easy-to-follow manual helps readers design and implement a custom-made mentoring program from start to finish. From deciding on the goal of the program to finding a way to recognize volunteers after a successful year, this manual leaves no stone unturned. Thought-provoking questions, straightforward discussions, and convenient checklists help with planning a program and providing the necessary structure. Examples of commonly used mentoring forms are included to save time re-inventing the wheel, when the best already exsits.
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Breaking the Circle of One: Redefining Mentorship in the Lives and Writings of Educators
Carol Mullen, Maggie Cox, Cindy Boettcher and Diane Adoue (Editors) (2nd Edition)
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This book is organized around four themes: the actual teaching of preservice student teachers; the use of innovative approaches to mentoring within established university systems; the interpersonal design of school-university partnership programs; and the search for new patterns of mentoring within teacher education. Includes details about the difficulties as well as successes experienced between mentors and partners.
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A Step by Step Guide to Starting an Effective Mentoring Program
Norman H. Cohen
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This 74-page guide is perfect for anyone charged with starting a formal mentoring program. The author describes the development of mentoring in four distinct phases and provides details associated with each step. While ideas are presented, each reader can devise their own unique program using the proven framework detailed here.
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Mentoring Adult Learners: A Guide for Educators and Trainers
Norman H. Cohen
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A practical guide which combines principles of mentoring with principles and practices of adult learning.
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Mentoring: New Strategies and Challenges
Michael W. Galbraith and Norman H. Cohen (Editors)
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A series of academic articles on mentoring, summarizing research studies on training and program development.
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Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring: How to Facilitate an Effective Mentoring Process
New and Revised Edition
Margo Murray
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Margo Murray has thorougly revised the latest edition of this book to reflect her considerable experience assisting a variety of organizations develop what she calls "facilitated mentoring." This deliberate, yet simple process has a number of components that are essential for organizations that want to have a flexible, diverse and highly skilled work force. The book also reflects ten years of change in the world of organizations and new examples are drawn from contemporary life to illustrate effective models for designing, developing and evaluating facilitated mentoring. Like its eariler parent, this book also reveals what does not work in mentoring and how to avoid such pitfalls. The author has retained the user-friendly writing style and has updated the practical check lists, guidelines and blueprints to reflect what she has learned from the implementation of facilitated mentoring in pubic sector, private industry, health care, and educational institutions. The book provides valuable information for people seeking mentors, for mentors who want to improve their connections, and for mentor program leaders who want to enhance, audit, or strengthen their mentoring efforts.
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Mentoring Resource Kit
Margo Murray
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This multimedia kit includes tools for readiness assessment, tools for marketing and communication, tools for recruiting and qualifying participants, tools for preparing participants, tools for the evaluation of your process, an annotated bibliography, videos for communication briefings and participant behavior models, reproducible checklists and formats, and Margo Murray's book, Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring.
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The Art of Mentoring: Lead, Follow and Get Out of the Way
Shirley Peddy
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The author uses storytelling as a tool to illuminate the key elements of a mentoring culture and to examine how mentoring works in practical situations. The story is told by the narrator who is a corporate training specialist and is involved in supervising the marketing office of a recently acquired subsidiary. To complicate matters, a member of the narrator's family also could use mentoring. The book addresses a wide range of issues encountered by mentors over the duration of a mentoring relationship.
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The Mentor: A Memoir of Friendship and Gay Identity
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In this remarkable book the author describes mentoring as a relationship which has at its core honor and respect. It is a highly personal and engaging description of what one generation can teach another. For people in the gay community who often have been brutalized or demeaned, have had troubling relationships, and battled drugs and depression, the author shows how a mentor helped him to overcome a variety of barriers and deal with his identity.

The book is more than just an exploration of the mentoring process within the gay community. It strongly reinforces the idea that effective mentors do not strive to create themselves or their ideas in their partners. Instead a mentor honors and respects what is inside another person and helps to bring those strengths into the foreground.

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Additional Books and Videos on Mentoring

Many of these books may be out of print or no longer available, however, we have included links which might help to find a copy. Check with a local library for further assistance.

This secondary list is further divided into the following mentoring areas:

Mentoring with a Business, Work, or Life Focus

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  • Caldwell and Cater Eds. (1993). The Return of the Mentor: Strategies for Workplace Learning
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Carew (1998). The Mentor: 15 Keys to Success in Sales, Business and Life.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Caruso (1992). Mentoring and the Business Environment: Asset of Liability?
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Catalyst Inc. (1996). Mentoring: A Guide to Corporate Programs and Practices.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Clutterbuck (1991). Everyone Needs a Mentor: Fostering Talent at Work.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Clutterbuck and Megginson (1995). Mentoring in Action: A Practical Guide for Managers.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Coiner and George (1998). The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties While You Mentor, Nurture, Teach and Serve.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Crow, G. and Matthews, J.L. (1998). Finding One's Way: How Mentoring Can Lead to Dynamic Leadership.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Daloz (1986). Effective Teaching and Mentoring: Realizing the Transformational Power of Adult Learning Experiences.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Daresh and Playko (1995). Leaders Helping Leaders: A Practical Guide to Administrative Mentoring.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Elmore (1995). Mentoring: How to Invest Your Life in Others.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Fettig and Tatroe (1997). Mentor: Secrets of the Ages.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Forster (1998). The Mentor.
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  • Fritts (1998). The New Managerial Mentor.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Glover and Mardle (1995).The Management of Mentoring: Policy Issues.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Grout, Guthrie, Scanlon, and Shamburger (1995). Mentoring Advantage: How to Help Your Career Soar to New Heights.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Hay, J. (1995). Transformational Mentoring.
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  • Hendricks and Hendricks (1995). As Iron Sharpens Iron: Building Character in a Mentoring Relationship.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Hendricks (Ed.) (1996). Coaching, Mentoring, and Managing.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Hunt (1994). Mentoring: The Right Tool for the Right Job: A Not-So-Quick-Fix.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Janzen and Ropp (1993). One on One: Making the Most of Your Mentoring Relationship.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Kochan, F.K. (2002). Perspectives in Mentoring (Vol 1): The Organizational and Human Dimensions of Successful Mentoring Programs and Relationships. (For a review of this book, go to our Annotated Bibliography and type the author's last name in the search box.) For purchase, go to: Amazon.com.

  • Nash and Treffinger (1993). The Mentor Kit.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Powers, S.J. (1995). Pocket Mentor: How to Get Every Promotion You Want from Now On!.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Stone (1995). Coaching, Counseling and Mentoring: How to Choose and Use the Right Tool to Boost Employee Performance.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Wilde (1997). Mentoring: An Example to Follow.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Wunsch (1994). Mentoring Revisited: Making an Impact on Individuals and Institutions.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca
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Mentoring with a Student, Youth, or Specific Academic or Career Focus

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  • Mentoring Handbook for Parents by Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County (2004), 19 pages.
    This is a short, useful booklet aimed at introducing parents to mentoring, sharing ideas on the parent's role during the mentoring journey and contains the do's and don'ts guidelines for parents to ensure that their child gains the maximum benefit from the mentoring relationship. There are tips around safety issues and a few quotes from mentors and mentees and others involved in youth mentoring programs to underline the potentially positive impact of an effective mentoring relationship. Most parents with children involved in community based programs would benefit from the contents of this booklet. (Review by Peer Resources Network member R. Cox.)

  • Adams and Adams (1993). Techniques for Effective Undergraduate Mentoring.

  • Amodei (1993). Developing Faith: Mentor Handbook for High School Students Preparing to Celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Becker (1994). Mentoring High-Risk Kids.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Bowman and Bowman (1997).Becoming a Co-Pilot Mentor Handbook.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com orYouthLight.

  • Brooks, Ireton, King, MacFarlan, Martin, and Tate (1991). Defense Contracting Pilot Mentor-Protege Program.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Davis (1995). Mentor's Guide for Talks My Father Never Had with Me: Helping the Young Black Male Make it to Adulthood.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Englund, Kanfer, Lennhoff, and Rhodes (1990). A Mentor Manual for Adults Who Work with Pregnant and Parenting Teens.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Goodlad (1998). Mentoring and Tutoring by Students.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Kageler (1992). On Being a Good Dad: Growing as a Provider, Mentor, and Friend.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Keim and Tolliver (1993). Tutoring and Mentoring: Starting a Peer Helping Program in Your Elementary School.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • McCormick and Stamschror (1992). A Companion Way: Mentoring Youth in Searching Faith.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca
  • Moses, B. (2003). What next: The complete guide to taking control of your working life.New York: DK Publishing, Inc.
    In the five years that Peer Resources has provided a Find-A-Mentor service, requests for mentors have come from students starting a career path, employees changing jobs, veteran workers seeking different opportunities, and executives hoping to build a better career path. What tied this diverse group together was that they typically shared the same reasons for seeking a mentor: (1) finding a way to transfer their dreams into practice; and (2) finding a way to live a more authentic life in their work.

    Working with a mentor or a coach is an excellent choice for accomplishing either of these goals, and in her latest book, What Next? The Complete Guide to Taking Control of Your Working Life, Dr. Barbara Moses provides the mentoring and coaching necessary to help people learn to live authentically and turn their dreams into reality. No other book on the market can provide individuals with the awareness, options, skills, and understanding necessary to deal with the bewildering array of challenges and opportunities in today's shifting work world. A virtual bible of resources, this book features self-assessment tools, quizzes, examples, guided exercises, diagnostic instruments, career wisdom based on tough realities, and tips on how to keep from getting derailed and how to overcome career challenges such as burn-out, boredom, and lack of passion.

    Dr. Moses, called a Career Guru by Fast Company magazine, believes that the key to both successful career growth and life choices is for individuals to arm themselves with protective skills and act as their own career activists. She identifies 12 career strategies starting with building on your own skills, talents and strengths to finding a mentor to learning how to deal with disappointment, stressful situations and pressure. In addition she identifies eight key motivators that often work in combination or can contradict each other, but can assist individuals to find the best possible match between what drives them and a suitable work environment.

    This book is not only of value to individuals at various stages of work life, but is a powerful resource for coaches, mentors, human resources personnel, and others who are in a position to influence the career development of their clients, colleagues and co-workers. The attractive style of the book with its top quality photographs and illustrations make it an excellent gift for graduates whose parents are wondering and worrying about the future course chosen by their "I'm taking a year off to go to travel with my roommate" son or daughter. But if parents start to read it before passing it on to their progeny, they too will find ideas, practical suggestions, and wisdom that can impact their own work life. It's likely that buying two copies will be necessary. This book can be purchased through Amazon.ca (for Canadian orders) or Amazon.com (for US or international orders).

  • Torrance, Goff, and Satterfield (1997). Mutlicultural Mentoring of the Gifted and Talented.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

Mentoring for Teachers and other Educators

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  • Bellm, Hnatiuk, and Whitebrook (1996). Early Childhood Mentoring Curriculum: A Handbook for Mentors.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Bergstrom, Brennan, Dunne, and others (1993). Mentoring: A Resource and Training Guide for Educators.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Bey and Holmes (Eds.) (1990). Mentoring: Developing Successful New Teachers.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Breaux, A.L. and Wong, H.K. (2003). New Teacher Induction: How to Train, Support, and Retain New Teachers.
    Purchase: Amazon.com or Amazon.ca or ASCD

  • Brooks, Husbands, and Sikes (1997). The Good Mentor Guide: Initial Teacher Education in Secondary Schools.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Daresh, J.C. (2003). Teachers Mentoring Teachers: A Practical Approach to Helping New and Experienced Staff.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Daresh, J. (2001). Leaders Helping Leaders: A Practical Guide to Administrative Mentoring.
    Purchase: National Professional Resources, Inc. Order No.: LHLA-SPEC (144 pages).

  • DeBolt and Marine-Dershimer (1992). Teacher Induction and Mentoring: School-Based Collaborative Programs.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • DeBruyn, R.L. (2001). Your Personal Mentoring and Planning Guide for the First 60 Days of Teaching.
    Purchase: National Professional Resources, Inc. Order No.: YPMG-SPEC (A three-ring binder, 117 pages.)

  • Diaz-Maggioli, G. (2004). Teacher-Centered Professional Development. (Includes a focus on peer coaching and peer mentoring)
    Purchase: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Order No.: 104021Y94 (185 pages.)

  • Edwards and Collison (1996). Mentoring and Developing Practice in Primary Schools: Supporting Student Teacher Learning in Schools.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • English (1998). Mentoring in Religious Education.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Farnquist and Olsen (1989). The Mentor Teacher Role: Owner's Manual.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Furlong and Maynard (1995). Mentoring Student Teachers: The Growth of Professional Knowledge.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Fraser, J. (1998). Teacher to Teacher: A Guidebook for Effective Mentoring.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Gentry (1997). The Teacher's Mentor: Tips to Accelerate Your Expertise in the Classroom.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Gordon, S. and Maxey, S. (2000). How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed (2nd Edition).
    Purchase: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (For an expert review of this book, use our Annotated Bibliography and enter the book title in the search box.)

  • Hagger, H., McIntyre, D., and Wilkin, M. (Editors) (1993). Mentoring: Perspectives on School-Based Teacher Education.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Hagger, Brun, and McIntyre (1995). The School Mentor Handbook: Essential Skills and Strategies for Working with Student Teachers.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Heller and Sindelar (1991).Developing an Effective Teacher Mentor Program.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Ilsop and Benson (1996). Mentoring for Science Teachers.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Jaworski and Watson (Eds.) (1994). Mentoring in Mathematics Teaching.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Johnson, K. (2002). Being an Effective Mentor: How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Lipton, L., Wellman, B., and Humbard, C. (2002). Mentoring Matters: A Practical Guide to Learning-Focused Relationships.
    Purchase: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

  • Lovely, S. (2004). Staffing the Principalship: Finding, Coaching, and Mentoring School Leaders.
    Purchase: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

  • Lowney (1986). Mentor Teachers: The California Model.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Mawer (1996). Mentoring in Physical Education: Issues and Insights.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Maynard (Ed.) (1997).An Introduction to Primary Mentoring.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Mullen, C.A. and Lick, D.W. (1999). New Directions in Mentoring.
    Purchase: Try Taylor and Francis Books (Great Britain)

  • Nawrocki-Chabin, Rita, Sneed, Marguerite, Pomaranski, Cathy, and Vance, Joe (Speakers). (2000). Mentoring: Celebrating and Nurturing the Novice Teacher. (Cassette Recording No. 200198F31). Purchase: Try Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

  • Newcombe, E. (1988). Mentoring Programs for New Teachers.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Portner, H. (2002). Being Mentored: A Guide for Proteges.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Niday, D. and Boreen, J. (2003). Mentoring: Guiding Coaching, and Sustaining Beginning Teachers (Two-25 minute vhs videotapes plus a viewing guide - not available for rental).
    Purchase: Stenhouse Publishing

  • Portner, H. (2003). Mentoring New Teachers (Updated Edition).
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Rudney, G. and Guillaume, A. (2003). Maximum Mentoring: An Action Guide for Teacher Trainers and Cooperating Teachers
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Scherer, M. (Editor) (1999). A Better Beginning: Supporting and Mentoring New Teachers.
    Purchase: Try ASCD

  • Tomlinson (1994). Understanding Mentoring: Reflective Strategies for School-Based Teacher Preparation.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Udelhofen, S. (2003). The Mentoring Year: A Step-by-Step Program for Professional Development.
    Purchase: National Professional Resources, Inc. Order No.: MYSS-SPEC (224 pages).

  • Villani, S. (2002). Mentoring Programs for New Teachers: Models of Induction and Support.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Winterstein, Christine and Panko, Anne (Speakers). (2000). Mentoring the new staff member: The foundation for long-term professional learning. (Cassette Recording No. 200085F31). Purchase: Try Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

  • Wynn (1994). Building Dreams: Teacher, Parent, Mentor Workbook.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

Mentoring in Higher Education

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  • University of North Carolina (1990). Say Yes to Yourself: Becoming a Mentor.
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  • Luna and Cullen (1996). Empowering the Faculty: Mentoring Redirected and Renewed.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Magnan and Schoenfeld (1994). Mentor in a Manual: Climbing the Academic Ladder to Tenure.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Northeastern State University (1998). Mentoring Program Internship Handbook.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Toth (1997). Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Zahorski (1994). The Sabbatical Mentor: A Practical Guide to Successful Sabbaticals.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

Mentoring for Women, Men and Other Special Groups

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  • Adams (1992). Mentoring: An Essential Factor in the Doctoral Process for Minority Students.

  • Davis (1995). Mentor's Guide for Talks My Father Never Had with Me: Helping the Young Black Male Make it to Adulthood.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com


  • Delaney (1999). Parent 2 Parent Video: A Mentoring Program (Video).
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Echevarria (1998). For All Our Daughters: How Mentoring Helps Young Women and Girls Master the Art of Growing Up.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Fort, D.C. (Editor) (1993. A Hand Up: Women Mentoring Women in Science
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Jarema (1995). Fathering the Next Generation: Men Mentoring Men.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Kraft (1992). Women Mentoring Women: Creative Ways to Start, Maintain, and Expand Biblical Women's Ministry.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Otto (1995). Between Women of God: The Gentle Art of Mentoring.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca Chapters.ca (Canada)

  • Parrott (1995). The Marriage Mentor Manual: How You Can Help the Newlywed Couple Stay Married.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Scutt, Jocelyn (1996). Living Generously: Women Mentoring Women. Australia: Artemis Press. Purchase: Australian Coop Bookstore

  • Shlian (1995).Women in Medicine and Management: A Mentoring Guide.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Torrance, Goff, and Satterfield (1997). Mutlicultural Mentoring of the Gifted and Talented.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Toth (1997). Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia.
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Mentoring in Health Care

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  • Caldwell (1995). Mentoring Strategic Change in Healthcare: An Action Guide.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Morton-Cooper and Palmer (1993). Mentoring and Preceptorship: A Guide to Support Roles in Clinical Practice.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Olson and Vance (Eds.) (1998). The Mentor Connection in Nursing.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

Mentoring with a Spiritual or Religious Focus

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  • Amodei (1993). Developing Faith: Mentor Handbook for High School Students Preparing to Celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Anthony (1993). The Effective Church Board: A Handbook for Mentoring and Training Effective Servant Leaders.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Bender and Versluis (1995). Making Disciples in the Congregration: A Guide to Christian Formation through the Process of Mentoring and the Experience of Congregational Worship.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Burroughs (1997).A Garden Path to Mentoring: Planting Your Life in Another and Releasing the Fragrance of Christ.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Clinton, J.R. and Stanley, P.D. (1992). Connecting: The Mentoring Relationships You Need to Succeed in Life.
    Purchase: Amazon.com

  • Donovan (1998). Men Mentoring Men: A Men's Discipleship Course.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Dunne (1991). Spiritual Mentoring: Guiding People through Spiritual Exercises to Life Decisions.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Durey, D. (1996). Steps Toward Spiritual Growth, Vol 1: One-to-One Mentoring for Effective Spiritual Development.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Durey, D. and Cotton (1997). Steps Toward Ministry, Vol. 2: One-to-One Mentoring for Effective Ministry.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Durey, D. (1997). Steps Toward Balancing Life's Demands: One-to-One Mentoring for Effective Living.
    This is an excellent book for faith-based mentoring programs. It is available through Amazon.com. The author can be contacted through the Intentional Discipleship Network Tel: (503) 659-5683; Fax: (503) 659-3993.

  • English (1998). Mentoring in Religious Education.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Engstrom, T.W. and Rohrer, N.B. (1994). The Fine Art of Mentoring: Passing on to Others What God Has Given to You.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com

  • Kraft (1992). Women Mentoring Women: Creative Ways to Start, Maintain, and Expand Biblical Women's Ministry.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Matthaei (1996). Faith Matters: Faith Mentoring in the Faith Community.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • McCormick and Stamschror (1992). A Companion Way: Mentoring Youth in Searching Faith.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Sellner (1990). Mentoring: The Mnistry of Spiritual Kinship.
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  • Strauch and Swartley (1996). The Mentor's Guide to Biblical Eldership: Twelve Lessons for Mentoring Men to Eldership.
    Purchase: Try Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

  • Strauch (1996). Study Guide to Biblical Eldership: Twelve Lessons for Mentoring Men to Eldership.
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Mentoring Tools and Inventories

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  • Alleman Mentoring Scale - This field-tested instrument has been used to measure the amount and quality of mentoring activity. It is currently (as of Jan, 2001) being revised and condensed and will be available from Silverwood Associates, Tel: (330) 239-1646. (It was formerly available through Leadership Development Consultants.)

  • Cohen, N.H. (1998). Principles of Adult Mentoring Inventory (PAMI). Amherst, MA: HRD Press.
    This stand alone inventory provides 55 statements that allow mentors or potential mentors to assess what they have to offer in six categories: relationship building ability, advice and information giving, facilitating alternatives, providing challenge, motivating others, and encouraging initiative. Self-scoring and interpretation materials are included.

  • The Mentoring Compatibility Indicator (MCI)© - Designed to reduce the quesswork in selection and matching of mentor-protege partners. Available from Corporate Mentoring Solutions™ Inc., Tel: (877) 955-0314; Fax: (250) 655-0314; e-mail: sales@mentoring.ws.

  • Mentoring Style Indicator (MSI)© - A field tested instrument that is available in different versions, depending on the program goal: career development, new hires, health care, sales training, or leadership. Available from Corporate Mentoring Solutions™ Inc., Tel: (877) 955-0314; Fax: (250) 655-0314; e-mail: sales@mentoring.ws.

  • Protege Needs Inventory (PSI)© - Provides method for proteges to determine their needs and the degree to which they need assistance in a particular area. Available from Corporate Mentoring Solutions™ Inc., Tel: (877) 955-0314; Fax: (250) 655-0314; e-mail: sales@mentoring.ws.

  • Utah Mentor Teacher Academy Scales - A series of five self-report scales designed for teacher mentoring and built on a model that includes functions such as coaching, collaboration, knowledge base, interpersonal relations, and modeling.

  • Keen.com
    Many people like to design their own surveys. If you want some excellent help and terrific designs for creating surveys that can be completed on the web, then Keen.com is the place to go.

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