In the past several years the concept of the mentor has become a part of the common parlance. There is a widespread interest in the pivotal role of mentoring for the success of individuals. Research has made it plain that mentors play a major role in career development. Now human resources and organizational development groups have come to appreciate the role of mentoring on the donor as well as recipient, for the career of the helper no less than the person(s) being helped. Michael Zey, in this study based upon interviews with over 150 executives in Fortune 500 companies and smaller firms, provides a major exploration of the sociological dynamics of the mentoring relationships, locating this phenomenon in the fields of career growth, job satisfaction, and social mobility. In doing so, Zey offers a framework for the understanding of corporate culture, an approach that raises this volume far beyond the usual self-help literature found in this field.
Kyle Broder has achieved his lifelong dream and is an editor at a major publishing house. When Kyle is contacted by his favorite college professor, William Lansing, Kyle couldn’t be happier. Kyle has his mentor over for dinner to catch up and introduce him to his girlfriend, Jamie, and the three have a great time. When William mentions that he’s been writing a novel, Kyle is overjoyed. He would love to read the opus his mentor has toiled over. Until the novel turns out to be not only horribly written, but the most depraved story Kyle has read. After Kyle politely rejects the novel, William becomes obsessed, causing trouble between Kyle and Jamie, threatening Kyle’s career, and even his life. As Kyle delves into more of this psychopath’s work, it begins to resemble a cold case from his college town, when a girl went missing. William’s work is looking increasingly like a true crime confession. Lee Matthew Goldberg's The Mentor is a twisty, nail-biting thriller that explores how the love of words can lead to a deadly obsession with the fate of all those connected and hanging in the balance.
Twenty-five years ago Charles Davis's first novel made him a literary legend. But with his recent work savaged by reviewers, Charles has been paralyzed by self-doubt. Then fate hands him an unexpected muse. Emma Bowles is the young assistant Charles's wife, Anne, hires to bring order to his pressured existence. Where Anne is sleek and elegant, Emma is awkward and self-effacing. But Charles glimpses the intriguing mysteries beneath her small-town demeanor. Soon he is obsessed with Emma, with understanding her, controlling her. By the time Anne realizes she wants this disturbing young woman out of their lives, it's too late. All three are trapped in their own deceptions, and only a savage, shocking act can free them. From the Paperback edition.
Release on 1997 | by Paulo Freire,James W. Fraser,Prof James W Fraser,Donaldo P. Macedo,Tanya McKinnon,William T. Stokes
A Critical Dialogue with Paulo Freire
Author: Paulo Freire,James W. Fraser,Prof James W Fraser,Donaldo P. Macedo,Tanya McKinnon,William T. Stokes
Pubpsher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
"Mentoring the Mentor" recreates a Freirian dialogue in a printed format. In this volume, sixteen distinguished scholars engage in a critical and thoughtful exchange with Paulo Freire. While some contributors voice appreciation for Freire's ideas and for what it means to -reinvent Freire- in a North American context, others offer sharp critiques of Freire's philosophy and, of equal importance, of the various interpretations of his work. A variety of chapters describe specific uses which have been made of Freire's ideas in diverse educational contexts, from the New York City public schools to the revolutions in Guinea Bissau and Eritrea. Finally, Paulo Freire himself responds to the major issues which are raised in the volume and invites readers to share in a continuing lively dialogue about the meaning of democratic and revolutionary education. -The fundamental task of the mentor is a liberatory task. It is not to encourage the mentor's goals and aspirations and dreams to be reproduced in the mentees, the students, but to give rise to the possibility that the students become the owners of their own history. This is how I understand the need that teachers have to transcend their merely instructive task and to assume the ethical posture of a mentor who truly believes in the total autonomy, freedom, and development of those he or she mentors.- (from Chapter Sixteen, -A Response- by Paulo Freire)"
Release on 2003-09-02 | by Brian J. Caldwell,Earl M.A. Carter
Strategies For Workplace Learning
Author: Brian J. Caldwell,Earl M.A. Carter
This is a book on the good practice of mentoring written by scholars and practitioners in education, health and industry. It considers the roles of the mentor-mentee in changing workplaces affected by external forces including technology, the economy and the dismantling of middle- management structures, and offers guidelines for those who seek good practice, and the nurturing of the individual in a caring and collaborative culture.; A brief history of mentoring and its subsequent usage is presented, with special attention paid to the gender issues. New concepts such as "shadowing" and "reflective interviewing" are introduced and explained, and strategies are presented in such a way that they can be applied and adapted in any setting. The whole process, therefore, aims to empower the professional in a school, university or industrial level, and with others, towards a more effective and perceptive practice.; All those involved in education and training of individuals at a school, college or industrial level training will find this useful.
Release on 1993 | by Diane Nash,Donald J. Treffinger
Author: Diane Nash,Donald J. Treffinger
Pubpsher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
"This comprehensive kit provides step-by-step instructions for starting and maintaining a mentor program in your public school, private school, or home. Encourage students to excell in their areas of interest and talent by building and helping nurture mentor-mentee relationships. Grades 3-12
Release on 2013-10 | by Jan Hammond and Rita Senor
Author: Jan Hammond and Rita Senor
Category: Business & Economics
As a newly appointed middle school principal in a small town, Hannah Gardner wonders if there is a manual for leading an organization using head, heart, and spirit. Her life changes when Dr. Maddy Mathews, a recently retired superintendent from a neighboring district, is hired as interim superintendent. Once on board, Maddy sees that a great divide exists among the board members. An unscrupulous middle school coach the town's former football hero has been promised Hannah's position once he completes the certification requirements. Maddy, however, sees Hannah's outstanding character and high ideals, combined with compassion for her students and staff, and decides to mentor her. Their weekly conversations ignite conceptual thinking and greater awareness as Hannah learns to trust her inner voice. Maddy not only mentors Hannah, but also works with all the administrators to foster change in a place where power has been misused. By introducing three leadership models, as well as the three Cs, the administrators explore new paradigms to balance work and play, embracing the next generation of student mastery. Throughout the school year, the relationship between Hannah and her mentor reveals the challenges and opportunities of leading a school district with love, while addressing political, social, and personal issues that require courage, integrity, and candor.
The True Story of an Hourly Factory Employee who Became Financially Independent
Author: Tim Hendricks
Pubpsher: Music City Publishing
The Mentor reveals over 120 lessons which the author learned from his mentor which helped him to change his thinking and go from a factory employee to financially independent in a short period of time.
THE MENTOR'S GUIDE Second Edition Thoughtful and rich with advice, The Mentor's Guide explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end. Managers, teachers, and leaders from any career, professional, or educational setting can successfully navigate the learning journey by using the hands-on exercises in this unique resource. "The need for mentoring has never been greater. Securing a new generation of diverse leaders and the need for sustainable change are not easy tasks. As I renew my commitment to mentoring, The Mentor's Guide is the tool I want by my side. It is jam-packed with everything I need to be successful and more—new exercises, concrete examples, and a road map for building an effective relationship." —PERNILLE LOPEZ, global human resource manager, The IKEA Group "The Mentor's Guide remains the go-to book for those seeking to make their practice of mentorship as helpful and accessible as possible. Practically written and grounded in a solid understanding of how adults learn, this is an invaluable resource." —STEPHEN D. BROOKFIELD, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas "Across all industries, we look to leaders to deliver broad-based results through others. The Mentor's Guide is an excellent resource for leaders interested in unleashing the potential of their team members. There is no greater gift that leaders can give their teams than to develop themselves." —KATHY BOLLINGER, president, Arizona West Region Banner Health "The Mentor's Guide provides poignant insights and pragmatic instruction for conveying wise advice that fosters insight and facilitates growth. A must-read for anyone who cares about the power and potential of talent." —CHIP R. BELL, author, Managers as Mentors "After more than a decade, The Mentor's Guide is still the best. It has stood the test of time and remains an indispensable tool for mentors across all fields." —LAURENT PARKS DALOZ, author, Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners
Benjamin Rubin is a cantankerous old writer, whisky aficionado and pedant, still basking in the reflected glory of long-ago success. Martin Wegner is a rising young literary star, heralded as 'the voice of his generation'. When Martin is given the opportunity to develop his new play under the mentorship of his idol, the writers meet in a dilapidated art-nouveau villa somewhere in the German countryside. Two massive egos are set on a collision course in this perceptive and compelling comedy about art and artists and the legacy of fame. Christopher Hampton's translation of The Mentor by Daniel Kehlmann premiered at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, in April 2017.