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1 Introduction to Power Mentoring. Who Are Our Power Mentors and Proteges? The Changing Career Landscape. Overview of the Book. 2 The Many Faces of Power Mentoring. Classic Versus Contemporary Approaches to Mentoring. The Many Types of Power Mentoring. Conclusion. 3 Mentoring as a Two-Way Street: Benefits of Giving and Receiving. Give-and-Take in Power Mentoring Relationships. Road Map to This Chapter. Meet the Power Mentors and Proteges: Stories of Give-and-Take. Summary of Benefits for Proteges and Mentors. Conclusion. 4 The Mind of the Mentor. Mental Models: The Philosophies of Mentoring. The Mentor?s Attraction to the Protege. The Perfect Protege. Tests and Challenges. Conclusion. 5 The Protege?s Perspective: How to Get and Keep a Power Mentor. Initiation and Attraction. Developing Trust in the Mentoring Relationship. Identifying a Power Mentor. Cultivating the Art of Impression Management. Developing a Goal-Oriented Attitude. Forming Connection Strategies. Conclusion. 6 Unlocking the Secrets of Great Power Mentoring Relationships. Building Blocks of Effective Relationships. Defining Moments. Deepening the Mentoring Relationship. Conclusion. 7 Power Mentoring and You. The Relationship Development Plan. Conclusion. 8 Conclusion: What We Have Learned About Mentoring in Today?s Work Environment. Turning Everyday Mentoring into Power Mentoring. What We Know About Effective Mentoring Relationships. What We Are Still Learning About Mentoring Relationships. The Lessons of Power Mentoring for Formal Mentoring Programs. Getting a Formal Mentoring Program Off the Ground. Conclusion. Appendix A: The Interviewees. Appendix B: Studying Power Mentoring Relationships. Notes. Acknowledgments. The Authors. Index.

About the Author

THE AUTHORS ELLEN A. ENSHER is an associate professor of management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. SUSAN ELAINE MURPHY is an associate professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College and the associate dean of the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Institute in Claremont, California. The authors will donate 50% of their profits from this book to three mentoring organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Covenant House, and Special Games.


"...provides a useful snapshot of the issues, dramas and special challenges women and minorities face in the modern workplace..." (getAbstract, August 2006)

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