Book descriptionMentoring is one of the fastest growing forms of management development and the strongest growth area in mentoring is at director level. Very little is known about the nature of these relationships and the shutters on director mentoring are opened through a series of structured interviews with directors and their mentors.
'Mentoring Executives and Directors' is a lively, informative read including company and individual cases across a wide spectrum of sector and company size.
It will be of considerable interest to Human Resource professionals and academics, headhunters and management consultants as well as senior managers, executives and directors, and their mentors.
Table of contents
- Front Cover
- Half Title
- Title Page
Part 1 Every executive needs a mentor
- Why this book?
- Development is different
- Curtain raisers for mentoring
- Lonely at the top
- Personal reflective space
- Why the rise of interest in executive mentoring?
- Formal versus informal mentoring
- What do executive mentors do?
- Three common roles
- How reflective mentors approach the task
- Mentoring and emotional intelligence
- A model of executive mentoring processes
- What do mentors and mentees discuss?
- What makes an effective executive mentee?
- How to read this book
Part 2 Case studies
- A1 Mentoring for business creation and development by Dinah Bennett and Christina Hartshorn
- A2 The accompagnateur - a conversation with a French mentor by Liz Borredon
- A3 The well supervised professional mentor James Cannon, Principal of Cannon Associates, Director of Right Cavendish
- A4 Richard D. Field, OBE: a company chairman and a principled mentor
- A5 Carl Eric Gestberg, ABB, Sweden - thorough processes support an internal scheme
- A6 Sir John Harvey-Jones: the self-made top executive passionate to help others
- A7 Creating a mentoring culture in Lex by Nick Holley, Personnel Director, Lex
- A8 Colin Palmer mentors Nigel Harrison: two accounts of an experienced director mentoring small business leaders
- A9 Mike Pupius, Royal Mail: a quality mentor
- A10 Peer mentoring among managers in the Netherlands by Lida Beers, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands
- A11 Trude Stolpe, Personnel Director, Axel Johnsson, Sweden
- A12 Allen Yurko, CEO, Siebe - an American story
- A13 Kees Zandvliet, HRM Director, Heineken, Netherlands: a functional director is professionally mentored - by Nina Lazeron
- B1 Julia Essex, mentored by Ian Flemming: one mentor - several organizations
- B2 Michael Fowle, KPMG - voluntary cross-sector mentoring of headteachers
- B3 Dame Rennie Fritchie: a top manager role modelff
- B4 Trish Longden, District Audit: professional career mentoring by Judy Weleminsky
- B5 Philip Lewer, City of Bradford Social Services: mentoring with heart
- B6 Dan Sequerra, Executive Director, Kirklees Metropolitan Council: a mentoring champion
- B7 David Wilson, Director of Finance, NHS Trust: a personal account by Richard Hale and Jonathon Harding, IMC Consulting
- C1 Sir Christopher Ball, Chancellor of Derby University, Chairman, Campaign for Learning
- C2 Dorothy Newton, RIBA: a voluntary sector director by Judy Weleminsky
- Part 3 The lessons for executive and director mentoring
- Title: Mentoring Executives and Directors
- Release date: August 2007
- Publisher(s): Routledge
- ISBN: 9781136378195
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