Item description for Mentoring 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (Maxwell 101) by John Maxwell ...
Overview In a concise, straightforward voice, Maxwell focuses on essential and time-tested qualities necessary for developing mentoring relationships that make a difference in the lives of colleagues and the life of a business.
Ask the best leaders in any organization how they learned to be successful, and you often hear the same answer: they had a good mentor.
Now international leadership expert John Maxwell gives the bottom line on mentoring in one short, easy-to-read volume. In "Mentoring 101," he gives the steps needed to effectively reproduce your success in someone else. He explains how to choose the right person to mentor, how to create the right environment for leaders to thrive and grow, and how to get started.
What if you spent your entire life achieving but never shared your wisdom with anyone else? don't let your success end with you.
As a mentor, you can create a legacy that will last long after you are done reading.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.4" Width: 4.6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 9, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Maxwell 101
ISBN 1400280222 ISBN13 9781400280223
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More About John Maxwell
John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in fifty languages. Often called America's #1 leadership authority, Maxwell was Identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. And he has been voted the top leadership professional six years in a row on LeadershipGurus.net. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 180 countries. Each year Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world's top business leaders. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information about him visit JohnMaxwell.com.
John C. Maxwell currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia. John C. Maxwell was born in 1947.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Mentoring 101?
General real principles for any decent boss or manager Jan 9, 2010
Had I written this book, I don't know that I would have called it "mentoring 101". Perhaps instead, I would have called it "being a relational boss" or "bringing the best out of people at work".
Most of the book is focused on the type of mentoring that is focused on results from the perspective of the average American company life (either for profit or non-profit, as Maxwell provides examples of both).
While I may have renamed the book, that doesn't mean that it's bad. Maxwell brings out the basics of human interaction and goal achievement. He debunks several myths about management that we seem to inherently believe despite evidence to the contrary (i.e. "what most people need is isolation and time to do what they do," opposed to the truth of "most people need community and accountability").
Maxwell also uses a wealth of interesting stories and illustrations - probably because his occupation outside of being an author is being a pastor.
In my busy schedule it took me a couple of days to read this, so you could probably sit down and read the whole thing at once - and perhaps should do so every time that you hire someone or gain someone who you could be seen as a supervisor to.
I'm someone who struggles with the basics of "being a boss" to people when they seem like they don't perform up to my standards. This book gave me some helpful insights as to how I can change in order to cut down the frustration in those relationships. Hope it does similar things for you.
Scratches the surface of a deep topic Oct 18, 2009
I don't blame Maxwell for marketing these gift-sized books, but there is a danger in them: that someone who uses them may consider themselves well-versed in the subject matter. For someone who wants to study mentoring, it is an introduction, but only that, and as such may be a waste of time and money.
Somewhat trivial Sep 25, 2009
I bought this book for my kindle to get a quick introduction to mentoring before starting a mentoring relationship. What I found is that the book does not really provide any deep insight into mentoring, mentoring techniques or any other practical guidelines but instead is mostly focused on general ideas and (somewhat trivial) general statements. While this might perhaps be sufficient to motivate somebody to develop a mentoring relationship, it is pretty much useless as a guide. This book reminds me of many other of the 'self improvement' category that try to give the reader a warm fuzzy feeling but don't provide anything of real use.
Quick Reference for Mentoring Dec 14, 2008
Maxwell's latest to his "101" series is a winner. The tips and techniques in these 101 books are easily applied for anyone wanting to improve their relational skills: personal and professional. You may also wish to check out Leadership 101, Equipping 101, Relationship 101, and Attitude 101--to complete the picture.