The very synergistic nature of mentoring implies that perhaps there is neither one
best practice nor one lens with which to examine all of our unique experiences.
The title of this book, Dimensions in Mentoring: A Continuum of Practice, reflects
Author: Susan Myers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book provides practitioners, researchers, and those involved in mentoring activities insight into varying types of mentoring. It covers aspects of mentoring with preservice teachers, K-12 practitioners, academia, and professionals in public and private sectors. Other areas not typically covered include service learning, faculty and graduate student writing and research groups, undergraduate and graduate student mentoring groups, online programs for alternatively certified teachers, formal mentoring programs for marginalized and underrepresented populations, academic mentoring for tenured faculty, and mentoring support for administrators at all levels! A unique approach to mentoring, a variety of theoretical contexts and frameworks is presented and suggestions for discussions, assignments, and dialogue opportunities are offered at the end of each chapter. These suggestions are practical applications and implications for extending conversations among professionals and are easily transferable to a variety of professional development activities. While primarily intended for teacher educators, it is a complete guide for those in public education who are interested in professional development activities. The topics addressed are useful to those who are new to the field of mentoring and to those who support mentoring projects at any level. A unique approach to mentoring, a variety of theoretical contexts and frameworks is presented and suggestions for discussions, assignments, and dialogue opportunities are offered at the end of each chapter. These suggestions are practical applications and implications for extending conversations among professionals and are easily transferable to a variety of professional development activities. While primarily intended for teacher educators, it is a complete guide for those in public education who are interested in professional development activities. The topics addressed are useful to those who are new to the field of mentoring and to those who support mentoring projects at any level.
The book concludes with a chapter in which I present the results of my analysis of
the human and organizational dimensions of mentoring discovered across the
programs and experiences described in the book chapters. I also present ideas ...
Author: Frances K. Kochan
Mentoring has become an important aspect of professional development in a wide variety of fields such as education engineering and business. There is an increased interest in the topic on a global scale. Research indicates that those who receive mentoring rise faster in their organizations and have more success in their careers than those who do have this experience. This series will focus on various aspects of the mentoring process. This book examines mentoring with a focus on enhancing opporutnities for those traditionally ignored in the mentoring process. It includes chapters about mentoring in a variety of settings with varied populations to capture the essence of the experience. The editor gleans the chapters to present an analysis of the organizational factors which should be considered when designing a mentoring program and the human side of the mentoring process. The book should be of interest to those who want to foster the success of others through organizational mentoring intitiatives as well as to individuals who wish to partiicpate in mentoring endeavors as a mentor or mentee.
In Table 3.4 , the regression results for the influence of the role model dimension
of mentoring on the four career outcomes are presented . ... We found that
promotion rate was not significantly related to any of the four dimensions of mentoring .
This was an exploratory study to understand the lived experience of those involved in mentoring relationships within a formal mentoring program in a corporate context.
Author: Miriam Grace-Rowland
Category: Mentoring in business
This was an exploratory study to understand the lived experience of those involved in mentoring relationships within a formal mentoring program in a corporate context. The researcher looked for rich detail about the nature of the relationship from the perspective of the mentor and mentee. To achieve a holistic perspective, the experience of organizational managers was deliberately included in the research. Exploration of this triadic relationship of mentor, mentee, and organizational manager has been neglected in the empirical literature. An exploration of where meaning intersected and diverged among the triad relationship members gave depth to the dimensional frame. Findings suggested that the lack of a holistic approach to mentoring in the workplace may be creating counterproductive mentoring participant behaviors. Values misalignment may be creating cultural miscues that potentially misdirect mentoring program design and policies. Findings pointed to the need for increased integration of mentoring, leadership development, cultural transformation, and organizational learning initiatives in order to better serve the aims of the corporation and increase the capacity of the workforce. The qualitative paradigm was followed for this research. Grounded theory dimensional analysis was employed to discover the dimensions of mentoring important to participants. Open-ended interview techniques allowed the participants to express their experiences in their own words. A research team experienced in the tools and techniques of this research approach collaboratively analyzed the data. As theoretical propositions emerged they were explored via a theoretical sampling method. The basic social process of mentoring among the three members of the mentoring triad and other human and non-human actors was illustrated. Metaphorical and theoretical models were developed that illustrated the participants' perspectives on the interrelated and interdependent parts of the ancient human activity system we call mentoring.
Furthermore , mentoring is the practice of collegial collaboration between an
experienced and an inexperienced person . Such practice is ... It ' s important
because there are many dimensions to mentoring in teacher education . Several
What are the similarities and differences between coaching and therapy? This book provides business coaches and management consultants with the framework for a psychological approach to executive coaching.
Author: Bluckert, Peter
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Category: Business & Economics
What are the critical success factors in effective executive coaching? What are the key competencies of a psychologically-informed coach? What are the similarities and differences between coaching and therapy? This book provides business coaches and management consultants with the framework for a psychological approach to executive coaching. It shows how performance-related issues in the workplace often have a psychological dimension to them and provides the reader with an understanding of how to work in more depth to help people resolve their issues and unlock their potential. It analyzes what constitutes effective coaching, stressing the importance of sound coaching principles, good coaching process, the desirable competencies of the coach, the importance of the coaching relationship and the issue of â€˜coachabilityâ€™. It also examines the impact of a stronger psychological approach to coaching, exploring the key psychological competencies required, how to develop them, and the training and supervision issues implicit in this approach. A recurrent theme is the personal development of the coach throughout the coaching process and Peter Bluckert highlights the contribution that the Gestalt perspective offers the coach, through the use of self as instrument of change. Anecdotes, stories and case samples are used throughout the book to illustrate situations so that the reader builds a picture of what psychologically-informed coaching looks like and how to practice ethically, responsibly and competently. Psychological Dimensions to Executive Coachingprovides business and executive coaches, management consultants, human resource specialists, corporate executives/senior managers, health/social workers, occupational psychologists, teachers, psychotherapists and counsellors with the essential information they need to be successful coaches and empower their clients.
The dimensions of mentoring that were most highly valued by both mentors and
mentorees were personal attributes ( which include being supportive , attentive ,
comfortable talking about teaching practices , instilling positive attitudes and ...
Author: Amanda Berry
Publisher: Brill / Sense
The contributors to this volume explore challenges and dilemmas around professional learning that confront educators in Australia. The book is organised around three dimensions of professional learning: professionalism, identity formation and communal sites of professional learning. It addresses important questions. In what ways do policies and practices mediate the construction of 'a professional' among current and future educators? How do communal spaces shape the professional learning of educators? What are the tensions that emerge in the construction of professional identity through professional learning? As a whole, all chapters provide insight into the dynamic nature of 'professional becoming'.
Does mentor protégé agreement on mentor leadership behavior influence the
quality of a mentoring relationship ? Group and Organizational ... ( 1999 ) . The
mentoring model theory : Dimensions in mentoring protocols . Career
In business and industry , mentoring is proposed as an avenue to support career
success ( Aryee , Wyatt , & Stone , 1996 ... viewed as foundational , definitions of mentoring were found to vary across both structural and personal dimensions .
Phase 1 consists of mentoring influential characteristics including environment ,
people , and events plus the subcategories under each . Phase 1 is connected to
phase 2 , mentoring dimensions , signaling a strong linkage and movement ...
Author: Eleanor C. Hein
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
This is a collection of 53 readings focused on contemporary leadership skills and behaviours. By spanning a wide nursing content, the readings, taken from established journals, address the evolving leadership issues that affect nursing professionals. Readings are divided into sections based on current trends, allowing the reader to focus on groups of related concepts, and to review them using study questions at the end of each section. Each part of the text begins with an introduction, promoting preparation and goal-setting. Discussion questions are found at the end of each section.
Students rated their apprentice on each of several dimensions of teaching . As
can be seen in Table 1 below , these evaluations have been highly positive on all dimensions , especially for the skills of commenting in journals and general ...
THE SEVEN CARDINAL RULES OF TENDER - TOUGH MENTORING As we ' ve
seen , tenderness and toughness are complementary dimensions of effective mentoring . Without both dimensions , we cannot be complete as mentors . Let
Author: Ron Lee Davis
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Category: Christian life.
Argues that the concept and principles of mentoring are derived from the example of Jesus Christ, and describes how mentoring can change lives and promote spiritual growth
Statistically significant findings for climate dimensions were : supportive -
engaged and student dropout rates , supportive - engaged and student ... Mentoring of assistant principals for the principalship : A study of two Georgia
school districts .
Dimensions of Early Childhood Volume 27 Index , 1999 Authors Book Reviews
Inclusion 474 Science Activities for ... 31 ABCs of Mentoring Teachers , The , Fall
, 8 - 10 Early Childhood Mentoring Curriculum , Mentoring Apprentices Project ...
Dimensions of the Soul Mentors and mentoring relationships are as diverse as
the personalities involved , but for many mentors , especially spiritual mentors ,
one of the most essential tasks is to help others discover the dimensions of the
Author: Edward C. Sellner
This important contribution to our understanding of spiritual direction defines mentoring not as a profession, but as a calling and a gift that is more common than perhaps previously thought. Mentoring, says Sellner, is a form of love, a mutual relationship in which one spiritual friend helps another encounter a deeper self and enrich his or her relationship with God. He explores the subject by drawing on his own experiences, the Celtic concept of the soul friend, the letters of C.S. Lewis, and the importance of dreams. With mutuality, reciprocity and friendship, mentoring becomes a form of ministry that is much needed in today's world and church. Readers will recognize their own potential as spiritual mentors and the promises of spiritual kinship.
These two dimensions are linked by power ( exercised in many ways ) and
influence , which may be expressed through organizational culture , reflecting
shared values or even ideologies . To understand the organization as a complex
Author: Richard E. Caruso
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
Category: Career development.
Macro and micro trends suggest expert employees are increasingly important to contemporary businesses, especially firms like Motorola, Inc..Motorola, to increase its competitiveness, encourages its experts to work in cross-functional teams. In the 1960's and 1970's, Motorola lost competitive advantage to the Japanese. In the early 1980's to regain competitiveness, its leadership implemented a cultural change to lessen organizational bureaucracy; encourage learning, expert individual career development and teamwork. This included a formal mentoring programme, modelled upon best practice, using a traditional one-to-one, mentor to protege closed system theory of mentoring.
Praise for Starting Strong “Whether seeking to strengthen your own mentoring practice, administer a mentoring program within your organization, or develop your ability to ‘tune in’ to others and navigate candid ...
Author: Lois J. Zachary
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A hands-on and usable guide to making the first 90 days of your mentoring relationship a success In Starting Strong, mentoring experts Lois J. Zachary and Lory A. Fischler weave a compelling tale that exemplifies the concepts, highlights the dynamics, and outlines the issues involved in mentoring relationships. The authors use the form of a fable to tell the story of a budding mentoring relationship filled with possibilities, problems, and triumphs. The story of Cynthia, a seasoned professional, and her new mentee Rafa, brings to life Zachary and Fischler's wealth of mentoring suggestions and best practices and each episode of the fable is accompanied by reflection questions, key learnings, and strategies that readers can apply to their own mentoring relationships. The authors include a conversation playbook that guides mentors and mentees through six essential conversations that will help them establish a strong mentoring connection, and keep it moving forward. As organizations face the transition of departing Boomers and arriving Millennials, Starting Strong offers a hands-on and readable guide to create effective mentoring relationships that will ensure the success of that transition. The book: Covers the key components of a successful mentoring relationship including building trust, establishing a comfort zone (and then having the courage to leave it), holding productive meetings, dealing with power dynamics, setting goals, and keeping momentum going Shows how to avoid common pitfalls and overcome mentoring obstacles Applies to any organizational or institutional setting Starting Strong is more than an engaging story of mentorship, it's a vital resource for understanding how to implement and sustain a meaningful mentoring relationship.