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Managers as Mentors, 3rd Edition by Marshall Goldsmith, Chip R. Bell

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PART 1MENTORING IS …

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

Robert Frost

Take a minute to recall the people in your life who were effective at helping you learn something important. (We’ll wait.) Chip’s mother taught him a lot about dating etiquette when he was a teenager; one of Marshall’s doctoral professors at UCLA taught him about humility. Who taught you emotional intelligence in an adult world? Where did you learn to not call the CEO by her first name, how to get a great table at a restaurant, where to put your soup spoon when you have finished your soup, or how full to fill the wineglasses when you have guests over for dinner? Over the course of our lives, learning comes from many people, in many places, and through many events.

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