Mentoring 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
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
A8a Colin Palmer, Chairman of Business Intelligence and of the IMPACT programme mentors Nigel Harrison, Managing Director, ACT
A8b Nigel Harrison, Managing Director, ACT, interviewed by Melanie Sinnett
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
B1a Julia Essex, Director of Commissioning, East Hertfordshire Health Service
B1b Ian Flemming, Julia’s mentor, is a partner in Ian Flemming Associates
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