MANAGERS AS MENTORS redefines the meaning of mentoring to fit today's business realities. In a world where overnight obsolescence threatens skills and knowledge, and new forms of leadership are replacing the old boss-subordinate relationship, success calls for creative ways to foster learning, improvement, and everlasting experimentation.
MANAGERS AS MENTORS is about the power-free facilitation of learning, about teaching through consultation and affection rather than constriction and assessment. This book shows leaders everywhere how to forge a partnership with learners to help them develop new competence and confidence. Working as partners, mentors and proteges can use Chip Bell's provocative insights and powerful practical techniques to continually reach new levels of mastery.
CHIP R. BELL is a senior partner with Performance Research Associates, Inc., and manages their Dallas, Texas office. An internationally-known speaker, he is the author or co-author of ten books including Customers As Partners, Managing Knock Your Socks Off Service, Instructing for Results, and Understanding Training. Dr. Bell has served as a consultant or trainer to such major organizations as IBM, GE, Microsoft, Motorola, 3M, Marriott, Cadillac, Blockbuster Video, GTE, and Victoria's Secret.