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Best Mentoring Books You Should Read

Our list of some of the best Mentoring books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Mentoring Programs That Work (2017)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadAmazing Benefits, Unique Risks A stellar mentor can change the trajectory of a career. And an enduring mentoring program can become an organization’s most powerful talent development tool. But fixing a “broken” mentoring program or developing a new program from scratch requires a unique process, not a standard training methodology. Over the course of her career, seasoned program development specialist Jenn Labin has encountered dozens of mentoring programs unable to stand the test of their organizations’ natural talent cycles. These programs applied a training…
Author(s): Jennifer Labin

2. The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever (2016)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadIn Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks sevenessential coaching questions to demonstrate how–by saying less and asking more–you can develop coaching methods that produce great results. A fresh innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book…
Author(s): Michael Bungay Stanier

3. 10 Steps to Successful Mentoring (2019)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadReach New Heights as a Mentor Broaden people’s perspectives. Sustain momentum for development. Drive significant career growth. It doesn’t take a workplace superhero to accomplish all of this. You can do it―when you become a masterful mentor. While mentoring resources typically center on the mentee or the program, 10 Steps to Successful Mentoring is devoted explicitly to helping you excel in the role of mentor. In this book, Wendy Axelrod helps you stretch your mentoring abilities to yield substantial rewards for you and your mentee. Drawing on more than 20 years of work with mentors, she…
Author(s): Wendy Axelrod

4. Mentoring in Action: Guiding, Sharing, and Reflecting With Novice Teachers: A Month-by-Month Curriculum for Teacher Effectiveness (Corwin Teaching Essentials) (2016)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadThe support you need for mindful mentoring and sustainable teacher success! Learn effective mentoring principles you can use as you guide novice teachers through their first years. This practical guide emphasizes a unique approach: mindful mentoring that aligns your mentoring conversations to teaching standards to more systematically prepare novice teachers for their teacher evaluation. You’ll learn how to: This updated edition provides a robust companion website featuring videos, downloadable forms, and a digital Mentor Planning Guide and Journal for reflection. Use with The First Years Matter, the companion guide…
Author(s): Carol Pelletier Radford

5. The Mentee’s Guide: Making Mentoring Work for You (2009)

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Author(s): Lois J. Zachary, Lory A. Fischler

6. The Mentoring Guide: Helping Mentors and Mentees Succeed (2019)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadThe Mentoring Guide is the go-to resource for mentors and mentees. Written by authors with decades of experience in both roles, it compiles a wide array of stories and data providing concrete, actionable advice to make the most of any mentoring relationship. From getting started as a mentee, to the importance of being a standout mentor, The Mentoring Guide will help avoid pitfalls, address challenges, and develop longlasting, productive, and successful mentoring relationships….
Author(s): Vineet Chopra, Valerie Vaughn, et al.

7. Mentoring Matters:A Practical Guide to Learning-focused Relationships, 3rd Ed. (2017)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadPerfect Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: MiraVia, LLC; 3rd Edition edition (November 29, 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 0998177016 ISBN-13: 978-0998177014 Package Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #459,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Laura Lipton, Bruce Wellman

8. Organic Mentoring: A Mentor’s Guide to Relationships with Next Generation Women (2014)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadWe are experiencing a mentoring crisis today. One key reason is that too many women cling to an outdated formulaic idea of what mentoring is all about. When we hear the word “mentoring” we conjure up a picture that fit our experience decades ago. Then we look in the mirror and don’t see an adequate mentor staring back at us. Our preconceived ideas about what today’s young women want in a mentor convince us we are not qualified to be mentors—but we are wrong. What we don’t realize is that younger women today are far more likely to want a relationship with that woman in the mirror than the conjured-up…
Author(s): Sue Edwards, Barbara Neumann

9. Mentoring: Biblical, Theological, and Practical Perspectives (2018)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadPositive mentoring relationships are essential to the formation of strong Christian leaders. This simple truth is often held as self-evident, but why? How can theological and biblical insights inform mentoring relationships? And what do these vital relationships look like across a range of Christian experience? Opening multiple angles of vision on the practice of mentoring, Dean K. Thompson and D. Cameron Murchison have assembled an eminent group of scholars to reflect on these and other pressing questions. With contributions from twenty-one remarkable writers, this broad-ranging volume…
Author(s): Dean K. Thompson, D Cameron Murchison, et al.

10. Critical Mentoring: A Practical Guide (2017)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadThis book introduces the concept of critical mentoring, presenting its theoretical and empirical foundations, and providing telling examples of what it looks like in practice, and what it can achieve. At this juncture when the demographics of our schools and colleges are rapidly changing, critical mentoring provides mentors with a new and essential transformational practice that challenges deficit-based notions of protégés, questions their forced adaptation to dominant ideology, counters the marginalization and minoritization of young people of color, and endows them with voice, power and choice to achieve in society while validating their…
Author(s): Torie Weiston-Serdan, Bernadette Sánchez

11. Designing Workplace Mentoring Programs: An Evidence-Based Approach (2009)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadThis book presents an evidence-based best practice approach to the design, development, and operation of formal mentoring programs within organizations. The book includes practical tools and resources that organizations can use, such as training exercises, sample employee development plans, and mentoring contracts. Case studies from organizations with successful mentoring programs help illustrate various principles and best practice strategies suggested in the book. A start-to-finish guide that can be used by management, employee development professionals, and formal…
Author(s): Tammy D. Allen , Lisa M. Finkelstein, et al.

12. Modern Mentoring (2015)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadIf you want to do more with mentoring, you’ve found the right book. The notion that only the most experienced members of an organization can guide a few promising go-getters no longer applies in today’s business world. In Modern Mentoring, Randy Emelo advocates for a vastly different mentoring practice. Drawing from a rich career, he explains why organizations should consider all employees potential mentors, making everyone both advisors and learners. Modern Mentoring offers a blueprint for success with a model that benefits more than the select…
Author(s): Randy Emelo

13. Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction (1999)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadIron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens . . . another. (Proverbs 27:17) As we seek God together we come to know him more deeply. That’s the idea behind Spiritual Mentoring. Spiritual mentoring is an ages-old practice that Keith Anderson and Randy Reese introduce in a way that fits life as we know it today. Spiritual mentoring is not only for pastors or saints. Mentors are ordinary Christians who are willing to enter into a faith relationship with another person who wants to grow. Likewise, those who are mentored are not seminary candidates but simply followers of Jesus who long…
Author(s): Keith R. Anderson, Randy D. Reese, et al.

14. One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work with a Mentor – and Why You’Ll Benefit from Being One (2017)

 Best Mentoring Books You Should ReadThe bestselling co-author of the legendary The One Minute Manager® and a former Twitter executive join forces to create the ultimate guide to creating powerful mentoring relationshipsWhile most people agree that having a mentor is a good thing, they don’t know how to find one or use one. And despite widespread approval for the idea of being a mentor, most people don’t think they have the time or skills to do so.Positive mentoring relationships can change the way we lead and help us succeed. In One Minute Mentoring, legendary management guru Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz, a former…
Author(s): ken blanchard

Best Mentoring Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some mentoring books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Mentoring Comparative Lawyers: Methods, Times, And Places: Liber Discipulorum Mauro Bussani

Author(s): Francesca Fiorentini, Marta Infantino
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2441236

Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring: Lean Forward, Learn, Leverage

Author(s): Lisa Fain; Lois Zachary
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2476752

10 Steps to Successful Mentoring

Author(s): Wendy Axelrod
Publisher: Association for Talent Development, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2475918

Exploring dynamic mentoring models in India

Author(s): Kumar, Payal
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2134069

Mentoring in nursing and healthcare : supporting career and personal development

Author(s): Fielden, Sandra L.; Woolnough, Helen M
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1607294

Models of Mentoring in Language Teacher Education

Author(s): Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1676113

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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