Managers as Mentors

Managers as Mentors

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Bell, Chip R. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002
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In the contemporary workplace, where the requirement for learning is constant, the traditional boss-subordinate relationship is rapidly becoming obsolete. The old authoritarian, patriarchal leader/manager model is giving way to the leader as supporter, enabler, and facilitator. Managers are now required to adopt a partnering, mentoring relationship with workers to ensure high levels of performance and a continuous learning environment. Managers as Mentors is about this view of leader as partner, fellow learner, facilitator, and catalyst, and has been crafted to provide supervisors and managers with the competence and the confidence to address these particular aspects of mentoring. It is a practical guide for enhancing a leader’s relationship with subordinates, and largely focuses on interpersonal encounters.