Mentoring is a hot buzzword these days. Unfortunately, although the word "mentoring" is used all the time, most people do not know what it means. This book fills that gap by describing and illustrating the essential practices of outstanding mentors. It provides a realistic look at mentoring by showing what goes on in a mentoring relationship and what mentors actually do with their proteges. This book makes a unique contribution through its hands-on approach to the thorny issue of cross-racial and cross-cultural differences in mentoring relationships. The book shows how such differences can be handled successfully and can even enrich a mentoring relationship. Specific mentoring practices and their racial/cultural implications are presented and explained. The book gives readers a clear sense of what they can do to mentor and make a real difference, even when their proteges are radically different from themselves.
Anne Chan is a mentoring consultant, a mentor, and a protege. She is dedicated to helping organizations and mentors create optimal mentoring relationships so all can achieve their dreams and potential.