One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work with a Mentor--And Why You'll Benefit from Being One
The bestselling co-author of the legendary The One Minute Manager (R) and a former Twitter executive join forces to create the ultimate guide to creating powerful mentoring relationships While most people agree that having a mentor is a good thing, they don't know how to find one or use one. And despite widespread approval for the idea of being a mentor, most people don't think they have the time or skills to do so. Positive mentoring relationships can change the way we lead and help us succeed. In One Minute Mentoring , legendary management guru Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz, a former Twitter executive and early employee, combine their knowledge to provide a systematic approach to intergenerational mentoring, giving readers great insight into the power and influence of mentoring and encouraging them to pursue their own mentoring relationships. Using his classic parable format, Blanchard explains why developing effective communication and relationships across generations can be a tremendous opportunity for companies and individuals alike. One Minute Mentoring is the go-to source for learning why mentoring is the secret ingredient to professional and personal success.
From the Back Cover From the bestselling co-author of the legendary The One Minute Manager (R) , and a former Twitter executive, comes the ultimate guide to creating powerful mentoring relationships Working within a mentoring relationship is a powerful way to grow in your career. Whether you're learning from a seasoned pro or passing along your wisdom, mentoring offers a host of benefits--from increased knowledge and skills to elevated energy and deep satisfaction. But how do mentoring relationships begin, develop, and thrive? And what are the guidelines for keeping a mentoring relationship on track? The answers can be found in this engaging business parable. Josh Hartfield, twenty-seven, has been in the same sales job for five years. He's burned out, his career has stalled, and he isn't even sure he wants to work in sales anymore. A chance encounter leads Josh to Diane Bertman, a high-performing sales executive about to turn sixty.Stretched too thin by a relentless schedule, she's beginning to wonder if she should retire. From their first meeting, Josh and Diane know they each have much to learn from one another. As their relationship develops, they discover the power of mentorship: Josh as he transitions to a new career path, and Diane as she reignites her passion for meaningful work. One Minute Mentoring provides practical tools for developing successful mentoring relationships. One Minute Insights at the end of each chapter and the MENTOR Model at the end of the book guide readers step-by-step to create lasting, beneficial mentorships.