No doubt you teach your students the importance
of having strong employability skills and the value a mentor
can bring to their career. But have you encouraged them to
find the mentor within?
Discovering one's inner mentor is increasingly
important in today's workplace, because in many companies,
middle management (whose members often served as informal
mentors for "young" or "new" professionals) has disappeared.
Organizations have "flattened" their hierarchies, laid off
their managers, or assigned managers to take up the slack
that occurs when other positions that have been eliminated
"New" professionals-those of your students
who are ready to transition into a first or "next" career-can
use Mentor Me: A
Guide to Being Your Own Best Advocate in the Workplace
to shorten the learning curve involved in trying to
address two of the most challenging action items in any new
job or career:
how to perform their job exceptionally
how to make that job a stepping
stone to future career opportunities.
Using real-life examples, the book shows
new employees how to mentor themselves by learning to align
goals and priorities and to act instead of waiting for permission.
And in keeping with current trends of finding "mentors of
the moment," readers also learn to recognize when they need
expertise beyond their own experience, and where and how to
find that help.
Get a sneak
preview here .
Making this book available to your
students allows you to give them a critical skills set: that
of being their own mentor. Available
in individual copies, or as a set (volume discount).
This book contains a lot of wisdom and
professional insights. A good guide for the neophyte.- Wayne
Braunstein, General Manager, Racal Datacom Government Systems,
Inc., and Business and Information Technology Teacher, Sherando
High School, Stephens City, VA