CHAPTER 10BUILDING A MENTORING PROGRAM AND MENTORING CULTURE IN AN ORGANIZATION

Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day.”

—Frances Hesselbein, “The Key to Cultural Transformation,”Leader to Leader (Spring 1999)

Mentoring is often a one-on-one effort. Much good mentoring is informal, initiated by someone who desires to learn from someone else believed to be more knowledgeable or more skilled at doing something. But mentoring can also be organized. Indeed, many organizational leaders wish to build the competencies of future leaders (or else transfer the knowledge gained from experience of knowledge workers) ...

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