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The Manager as Mentor

The Manager as Mentor

The authors invite managers to act as mentors in their organizations in order to inspire and encourage employees to learn.

Author(s): Michael J. Marquardt, Peter Loan

Publisher: Praeger

Date of publication: 2006

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This book invites managers to act as mentors in their organizations. For the authors, the key role of managers is to inspire and encourage employees to learn. The first part of the book describes the advantages for the mentor, the mentee and the organization to invest in mentoring. The second part serves as a guide for managers who would like to become mentors. This guide offers an action plan and strategies for becoming a good mentor, as well as tools for mentoring, such as standard instructions on defining the agreement between the two parties, checklists to track and measure progress, etc.