“Your only job is to help your players be better.” That single idea had a huge impact on Tony Dungy when he heard it from one of his earliest mentors, and it led him to develop the successful leadership style so admired by players and coaches throughout the NFL. Now, a storied career and a Super Bowl victory later, Tony Dungy is sharing his unique leadership philosophy with you. In The Mentor Leader, Tony reveals what propelled him to the top of his profession and shows how you can apply the same approach to virtually any area of your life. In the process, you’ll learn the seven keys of mentoring leadership—and why they’re so effective; why mentor leadership brings out the best in people; how a mentor leader recovers from mistakes and handles team discipline; and the secret to getting people to follow you and do their best for you without intimidation tactics. As a son, a football player, and a winning coach, Tony has always learned from others on his path to success. Now you can learn to succeed for your team, family, or organization while living out your values—by becoming a mentor leader.
Turn mentoring into PROFITS There’s no doubt that the concept of workplace mentoring is a hot-button issue facing management today. With managers under extraordinary pressure to cut costs, streamline operations, and increase productivity, the role of mentors has become more critical than ever—particularly since studies show leaders who mentor get promoted faster and earn significantly more than those who don’t. But as with any growing workplace trend, questions remain about how to utilize mentoring so you get tangible and profitable results. This book, from two of the world’s foremost experts on business learning and employee development, answers those questions. 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.” The book also features several appendices and FAQs, handouts, and worksheets to gauge competencies among mentors and mentees, and a blueprint with steps to set up one’s own companywide program. As today’s biggest industry leaders continue to recognize the profound effect mentoring has on performance and profitability, there’s never been a better time to put this book’s essential tools to work for you.
As the world experiences the ripple effect of an inevitable and multifaceted change, the age-long desire of man, finding meaning and fulfillment is awakened. This book shows that the path to finding this twin elixir is in becoming a mentor leader. It illuminates the thoughts and actions that make mentor-leaders the custodian of the elixir that millions of people may never find. David Osiri hopes that by sharing the unique insights that have brought him joy, satisfaction and fulfillment, the world will become a better place.
Success. Job satisfaction. Leadership. How are these developed and nurtured in a nursing career? Can mentors make a difference? They can and do, according to this book---edited by two pioneering researchers in the field of nursing mentorship. Here they explore the conceptual and practical aspects of mentorship and what it means in nursing. They are joined by more than a hundred nurses, including nurse leaders such as Beverly Malone, Marla Salmon, and Joyce Fitzpatrick, who contribute stories, essays, and personal reflections on mentorship. Their voices, in addition to the editor's research, suggest that nurses are inventing a new, evolving, and very meaningful paradigm, which reaps mentorship's classic benefits: career success and advancement personal and professional satisfaction, enhanced self-esteem and confidence, preparation for leadership roles and succession, and strengthening of the profession. The book describes the dynamics of both informal mentor relationships and structured mentorship programs, such as those used in schools of nursing to help disadvantaged students. In addition to looking at education, the book describes how mentorship plays a role in the practice setting, in professional organizations, and with peers and groups, and how it promotes international and cross-cultural understanding.
In order to succeed in today’s competitive environment, corporate and nonprofit institutions must create a workplace climate that encourages employees to continue to learn and grow. From the author of the best-selling The Mentor’s Guide comes the next-step mentoring resource to ensure personnel at all levels of an organization will teach and learn from each other. Written for anyone who wants to embed mentoring within their organization, Creating a Mentoring Culture is filled with step-by-step guidance, practical advice, engaging stories, and includes a wealth of reproducible forms and tools.
The Emotionally Intelligent Nurse Leader offers nurse managers, health care leaders, and emerging leaders a useful guide for identifying, using, and regulating their emotions (emotional intelligence). As the author clearly demonstrates, harnessing the power of emotional intelligence can transform the work environment and the nursing profession as a whole. This important resource combines a strong theoretical base with illustrative case examples and practical insights. Every day, nurse leaders must resolve conflict, form alliances, and coach others in a complicated health care environment. Each chapter in this book is designed to help these professionals identify, understand, and hone the skills of emotional intelligence--skills that will bolster the nurse professional’s ability to lead effectively. The Emotionally Intelligent Nurse Leader explores how to invent an emotionally sensitive workplace culture, upend the hierarchy--making leaders more responsive and line employees more responsible--and visualize and create an emotionally intelligent workplace.
Inspirational Leadership takes us on a journey through the new world of work and a new definition of leadership, one in which leaders inspire their followers to find new meaning in their work lives. Citing a wide range of examples, Lance shows how leaders can help their followers find their callings within the workplace and reach new heights in professional fulfillment. Casting aside old, outdated mission statements and aggressive self-serving agendas, new style leaders will work to serve their followers and bring out the best in each member of the team.This deeply felt, truly spiritual book arrives just as the new millennium approaches. Author Lance Secretan urges us to recognize this fundamental change as a priceless gift, one that calls for a new vision of balance between the mind and the heart, between the personality and the soul. The time is right for a radical redesign of leadership, organizations and work.
Discover the personal and professional benefits of mentoring relationships in this practical and concise guidebook. The book explains the concept of mentoring and outlines the benefits for all those involved. Then it shows how a programme can be implemented, with training activities and documents