Mentoring


The concept explains the value of introducing formal mentoring schemes within organisations. It also explains the typical characteristics of a formally-structured mentoring programme, together with the most common implementation steps and objectives which are normally agreed by the mentor and their protégé.

Technique Overview

Mentoring

Mentoring Definition

Mentoring is the professional, one-to-one relationship between a less experienced individual (protégé) and a more experienced person (mentor) which typically aims to advance the personal and professional growth of the former (Wanberg et al., 2006; Woolnough and Davidson, 2007).

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  • Botha, D. (2007) Mentoring Revisited. Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 24, pp. 151-89.
  • Chandler, D.E. (2011) The Maven of Mentoring Speaks: Kathy E. Kram Reflects on Her Career and the Field. Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 20(1), pp. 24-33.
  • Eby, L.T. (1997) Alternative Forms of Mentoring in Changing Organizational Environments: A Conceptual Extension of the Mentoring Literature. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 51(1), pp. 125-44.
  • Eby, L.T. and Lockwood, A. (2005) Protégés’ and Mentors’ Reactions to Participating in Formal Mentoring Programs: A Qualitative Investigation. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 67, pp. 441-58.

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