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Positive Mentoring Relationships: Nurturing Potential

  • Ann M. Brewer
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on gaining an up-to-date understanding of the mentoring relationship between mentors and protégés. It offers some practical insights for conceptualising and establishing mentoring relationships. Several questions are addressed: What do we understand by mentoring? What is it about the mentoring relationship that allows a person’s potential to emerge, be shaped or flourish? What are the types of mentoring available? How is the mentoring relationship qualitatively different from other types of relationships? What are the benefits for mentors and the different ways of mentoring which are more effective than others? Does it make a difference the way this relationship comes about? What about training for mentors?

Keywords

Mentor Programme Mentor Relationship Formal Mentor Effective Mentor Informal Mentor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Office of Vice Chancellor Strategic ManagementUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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