This book will help educators/practitioners become better mentors, expand the dialogue on what makes a good mentor, and it will add new and critical insight into the literature. This book is contributed by a balance of scholars and practitioners and will be a timely contribution to the field as more educators seek out mentors in a time educational chaos.
This edited volume brings together conceptual and empirical work from various professional fields to inform a perspective on mentoring that goes beyond what is needed for today and orients toward what is needed for the future in order to promote healthy and productive organizations. This perspective is important because the pace of change in organizations is rapid--and increasingly so. Under conditions of rapid and on-going change, employees, students, and colleagues all are learners; and the learning needs of these adults demand meaningful and focused strategies for professional development. A major strategy with demonstrated value for fostering learning among adults is mentoring, which contributes both relational and structural support for such learning. This support helps organizations build communities of practice in which colleagues alternate the role of mentor and mentee by sharing different types of expertise and different perspectives on organizational challenges. Chapters within the book focus on theoretical perspectives on mentoring, the connection between change and mentoring, the character of the leadership that mentoring entails, the developmental processes that mentees experience, the transformation of the mentee as a result of mentoring, the value of matching mentor and mentee styles, and the role of mentoring in organizational team building. Furthermore, some chapters explore the similarities and differences in individual versus group mentoring. And some of the contributions elaborate linkages among mentoring concepts and those used in related practices such as coaching and distributed leadership.
Although most Christian women wear several hats covering many responsibilities, many have little time to fulfill their desire to be of service to the Lord and others. Have you ever wished that you could do more than you are doing right now for the Lord? Have you ever thought about serving in your church community but nothing seems to fit your time frame or abilities? Whether you are a wife, mother, partner to your spouse, sole breadwinner, or even a career woman, most Christian women have a heart for serving the Lord. However, women often do not know where to start even though they may have a deep longing to serve God and others or to bring Christ's message to those who don't know him. This book will show women the importance of and the ease of engaging in Active Relational Christian Mentoring (ARCM). Through true mentoring stories, the author also explains and demonstrates the importance of Christ being at the center of all mentoring relationships. Having Christ at the center of the braided three-strand cord of mentoring means positive, meaningful, and loving help is there for both the mentor and mentee. The three-strand cord of ARCM also provides a caring and efficient way for Christian women to support, encourage, enlighten, and empower other women through the development of godly mentoring relationships. It is through their personal relationships that women are given the opportunity to shine the light of Christ on others. You can do it! You can mentor another woman for the Lord!
What Makes a Leader? “Leadership is the thing that wins battles. I have it but I’ll be damned if I can define it.” –General George S. Patton Leadership is often daunting. Because every situation is different, there is no foolproof, one-size-fits-all approach to learning the ropes. Instead there are a dizzying number of competing ideas and theories which you may find contradictory. The Leader’s Mentor offers a guide through the maze … and also offers pointers as you undertake the leadership learning process. –FROM THE INTRODUCTION Leadership skills can be learned and the best teachers are the leaders themselves. Drawing on the experiences of leaders in all fields of human endeavor and also the scholarship of leadership experts, The Leader’s Mentor offers inspiration and advice for anyone taking on a leadership role. INSPIRATION FROM MORE THAN 200 LEADERS AND VISIONARIES, INCLUDING: Rosa Parks Jack Welch Oprah Winfrey The men of Omaha Beach Eleanor Roosevelt Winston Churchill Mahatma Gandhi Martin Luther King, Jr. Vince Lombardi Estée Lauder Rudolph Giuliani Donald Trump Ian Jackman (www.ianjackman.com) is a writer, ghostwriter, editor, and former managing director of the Modern Library. He is the author of The Writer’s Mentor and The Artist’s Mentor.
This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article. Key Features Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience
A discourse on women’s leadership within science education has, until now, been largely invisible in book form. This, therefore, is the first book to address women’s leadership within science education. The book embraces relational ways of knowing as a foundation for leadership and takes courageous steps by exposing our innermost tensions, dilemmas, and feelings about leadership, making them available to others. The power/promise of feminine approaches to transform traditional leadership cultures is also addressed. The authors believe that anyone can lead, regardless of position, title, years of experience or age. They also believe that each of us has a responsibility to provide some leadership and direction for the shared endeavours of which we are part. The purpose of the book is to inspire and guide educators and academics in K-16 science education, as well as individuals in other professions, as their leadership skills develop. The leadership activities provided offer guidance and/or concrete ways to delve into issues of leadership.
Based on the material taught in ITD's certification, training, and "mega-guru" conferences, Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader presents key concepts and strategies any managers can use to boost morale, production, and, eventually, the bottom line by including mentoring in their daily activities.
3 E-Books in One 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence Master the 12 disciplines of powerful leadership and lead your organization to greatness Leadership experts Brian Tracy and Dr. Peter Chee assert that great leaders are made, not born. Everyone has the ability to shape himself or herself into the kind of person who enables and uplifts others to reach their highest potential--and in 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence, they reveal exactly how to achieve it. It all starts with discipline. In this groundbreaking book, the authors break down great leadership into 12 disciplines, including: Clarity . . . about who you are, where you are going, and how to get there Control . . . build and bolster your sense of personal responsibility and self-mastery Character . . . dedicate yourself to passionately build trust with honesty and integrity Competence . . . commit to constant never-ending improvement and learning Caring . . . because when you care, your people care in building great working relationships Courage . . . moving out of your comfort zone to embrace change and make tough decisions Coaching for Breakthrough Success A powerful new coaching method from Chicken Soup for the Soul co-creator Jack Canfield! Combining time-tested principles of exemplary coaches with the latest disruptive techniques used by the world’s top performing leaders, Coaching for Breakthrough Success is a playbook that shows you how to nurture—in yourself and others—the three essential requirements of coaching excellence: 1. HEART: The Coaching Principles (TCP) unveils the secret to life impacting values, beliefs, and philosophies that permeate all aspects of great coaching. 2. MIND: The Situational Coaching Model (SCM) unleashes the genius of a coach to apply the right combination of crucial paradigms in any given coaching challenge. 3. ENERGY: The Achievers Coaching Techniques (ACT) equips you with proven methods that enable you to deliver breakthrough results in coaching. Coaching for Breakthrough Success is packed with stirring personal stories, life changing case studies, crucial coaching conversations, exemplary coaching questions, and ready-to use tools that equip you to achieve professional mastery in coaching. Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader Turn mentoring into PROFITS Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader breaks down the essentials of mentoring, and shows you how to take advantage of this valuable new workplace dynamic. You’ll learn: The smartest way to incorporate mentoring into your day-to-day leadership role The fastest way to equip, inspire, and motivate your staff The differences between mentoring, coaching, and teaching How you as a leader can rate the mentors in your office – and assess the progress of mentees Using case studies, tools, and impactful learning concepts, the authors show you how to use mentoring’s “core skills” to create a winning approach tailored to your own style, be it the “reflective mentor,” the “storytelling mentor,” or “the example-based mentor.”
Effect better outcomes with a robust coaching program The CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations deals withthe practical, ethical, and political challenges of coaching withinan organization. From coaching superiors to coaching businessteams, this book outlines the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)approach to professional coaching to help readers better manageleadership development and talent management program outcomes. Withexpert guidance on the key functions of human resources, learningand development, and organizational development, readers will gaininsight into the issues associated with coaching programimplementation and management, and the use of internal versusexternal coaches. Coverage includes a wide range of coaching-basedservices used in most large organizations, with practical advice oncreating the right programs for maximum impact within the availablebudget. Professional development is a hot topic and plays a key role inattracting and retaining the best talent. Coaching is a broad areawithin the field, encompassing a range of services and goals, withvaried expectations and requirements. This book provides actionableguidance for those designing, initiating, and implementing coachingprograms, with new approaches and techniques that drive betteroutcomes. Provide direct coaching within an organization Manage coaching systems and programs Initiate and lead mentoring and peer-coaching programs Manage external coaches, and deal effectively with coachingsuppliers An ideal coaching program must balance need with budget and betailored to the requirements and resources of both the organizationand the participants. It's a complex undertaking, but the rightstrategy and planning can lead to even better than expectedoutcomes. For the human resources professional who wants tostrengthen an organization's coaching program, CCL Handbook ofCoaching in Organizations is a thoughtful reference for aspecialized function.