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January #3 National Mentoring Month: Book recommendations

There are many excellent books on the topic of mentoring, covering a range of perspectives and approaches. Here are seven highly recommended books about mentoring:


1. The Mentoring Manual: Your step by step guide to being a better mentor" by Julie Starr

   - This practical guide provides a step-by-step approach to effective mentoring, covering topics such as setting objectives, communication skills, and dealing with common challenges.


2. Mentoring 101" by John C. Maxwell

   - John Maxwell, a leadership expert, offers insights into the essential principles of mentoring. The book covers the basics of establishing and maintaining successful mentoring relationships.


3. "The Art of Mentoring: Lead, Follow and Get out of the Way" by Shirley Peddy

   - Shirley Peddy explores the art of mentoring from both the mentor's and mentee's perspectives. The book delves into the nuances of mentoring relationships and offers practical advice.


4. “The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships" by Lois J. Zachary

   - Lois Zachary is a well-known expert on mentoring, and this book provides guidance for both new and experienced mentors. It includes practical tools and techniques for creating effective mentoring relationships.


5. “One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor - and Why You'll Benefit from Being One" by Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz**

   - This book, co-authored by leadership expert Ken Blanchard, offers a concise and actionable guide to the mentor-mentee relationship, emphasizing the concept of "one minute mentoring."


6. "The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life" by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

   - While not exclusively focused on mentoring, this book explores transformative approaches to leadership and relationships. It provides insights that can be applied to mentoring dynamics.


7. “Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success" by Adam Grant

   - Adam Grant's book explores the concept of reciprocity in professional relationships. While not specifically about mentoring, it sheds light on the dynamics of giving and receiving help, which is fundamental to effective mentoring.


Remember that the effectiveness of a mentoring relationship often depends on the specific context and individuals involved. These books offer diverse perspectives and practical advice to help you navigate the complexities of mentoring.


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