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Past presentations & handouts
40 Icebreakers for Small Groups
This selection will encourage sharing, openness, listening, cooperation and
discussion, providing a useful ‘getting to know you’ or ‘group building’ introduction
for a small group study or teaching time.
Crucial Accountability by
Publication Date: 2013-06-14
Hold anyone accountable. Master performance discussions. Get RESULTS. Broken promises, missed deadlines, poor behavior--they don't just make others' lives miserable; they can sap up to 50 percent of organizational performance and account for the vast majority of divorces. Crucial Accountability offers the tools for improving relationships in the workplace and in life and for resolving all these problems--permanently. PRAISE FOR "CRUCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY" ""Revolutionary ideas ... opportunities for breakthrough ..."" -- Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ""Unleash the true potential of a relationship or organization and move it to the next level."" -- Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager ""The most recommended and most effective resource in my library."" -- Stacey Allerton Firth, Vice President, Human Resources, Ford of Canada ""Brilliant strategies for those difficult discussions at home and in the workplace."" -- Soledad O Brien, CNN news anchor and producer ""This book is the real deal.... Read it, underline it, learn from it. It's a gem."" -- Mike Murray, VP Human Resources and Administration (retired), Microsoft"
Mentoring for the Professions by
Publication Date: 2015-03-01
This edited volume brings together conceptual and empirical work from various professional fields to inform a perspective on mentoring that goes beyond what is needed for today and orients toward what is needed for the future in order to promote healthy and productive organizations. This perspective is important because the pace of change in organizations is rapid--and increasingly so. Under conditions of rapid and on-going change, employees, students, and colleagues all are learners; and the learning needs of these adults demand meaningful and focused strategies for professional development. A major strategy with demonstrated value for fostering learning among adults is mentoring, which contributes both relational and structural support for such learning. This support helps organizations build communities of practice in which colleagues alternate the role of mentor and mentee by sharing different types of expertise and different perspectives on organizational challenges. Chapters within the book focus on theoretical perspectives on mentoring, the connection between change and mentoring, the character of the leadership that mentoring entails, the developmental processes that mentees experience, the transformation of the mentee as a result of mentoring, the value of matching mentor and mentee styles, and the role of mentoring in organizational team building. Furthermore, some chapters explore the similarities and differences in individual versus group mentoring. And some of the contributions elaborate linkages among mentoring concepts and those used in related practices such as coaching and distributed leadership.
HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need by
Publication Date: 2014-01-14
Find the right person to help supercharge your career. Whether you’re eyeing a specific leadership role, hoping to advance your skills, or simply looking to broaden your professional network, you need to find someone who can help. Wait for a senior manager to come looking foryou--and you’ll probably be waiting forever. Instead, you need to find the mentoring that will help you achieve your goals. Managed correctly, mentoring is a powerful and efficient tool for moving up. TheHBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need will help you get it right. You’ll learn how to: * Find new ways to stand out in your organization * Set clear and realistic development goals * Identify and build relationships with influential sponsors * Giveback and bring value to mentors and senior advisers * Evaluate your progress in reaching your professional goals
Emotional Intelligence by
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness or virtue. Goleman's fascinating report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers us startling new insight into our two minds--the rational and the emotional--and how they together shape our destiny.
Articles of Interest
Purposeful Mentoring in Academic Libraries
This article offers statistical information about the future of our profession and the role that mentoring may play in retaining and promoting academic librarians into leadership positions within an organization. An overview of the history and definition of the word mentor and current terminology is offered to provide the reader with understanding of the complexity surrounding the concept of mentoring. Mentoring as process is explained, and both formal and informal mentoring processes are discussed and examples provided. The benefits of mentoring are detailed and include the benefits for mentors, mentees, and academic libraries, with a special focus on minorities and generational considerations now prevalent in libraries.
Mentoring to Grow Library Leaders
Mentoring is an important responsibility of leaders but we seldom know the impact of mentoring on individuals. This article provides insights into how a leader can assist librarians and library workers in developing their skills. The result is that we have a stronger profession with requisite skills for librarians to be successful.