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Starting Strong: A Mentoring Fable by Lory A. Fischler, Lois J. Zachary

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Introduction

Plato said it first: “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” He wasn’t talking about mentoring, but he might as well have been.

Mentoring success depends on a strong beginning—the crucial first ninety days, when mentors and mentees, new to working together as mentoring partners, must build trust and lay the groundwork for realizing the full potential of the relationship. It is a critical time that sets the tone, direction, energy, and momentum for mentoring success. In Starting Strong, we invite you to sit in on the first three months of a brand-new mentoring relationship and observe it as it unfolds.

  1. What do really good mentors do to make a difference?
  2. How do they engage their mentees, create good conversation, ...

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