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Mentoring–Your Complete Guide

by David Brock on August 25th, 2009

This afternoon, when the mail arrived in the office, I dropped everything.  A book, I had been waiting for was delivered.  Manager’s Guide To Mentoring, written by my friend, Dr. Curtis Crawford, is one of the most comprehensive guides to mentoring I have ever seen.

Curtis and I have been talking about the book for some time, I was eagerly awaiting it, prodding him for hints and clues about what he was writing.  He steadfastly refused to tell, me, but if you know Curtis, the principles by which he works, and his personal impact as a mentor, it was not hard to guess how complete the book would be.

Mentoring is a must read to anyone considering being a mentor.  It’s a must read to anyone who is looking for a mentor.  Finally, it’s a must read for coaches—coaching and mentoring are different things.

The book is written in a clear and pragmatic manner, it provides practical tips and great summaries at the end of each chapter.  I thought I knew a lot about mentoring, but Curtis has covered every possible dimension of mentoring, every role of the mentor and mentee, and different mentoring situations.

It’s a resource I am incorporating into the mentoring I do.  It will become required reading for all of my mentees at the start of the process.  It’s a quick but valuable read.  Be sure to order it and take advantage of it.

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  1. I’m interested in reading this. I do a lot of mentoring in the Navy. I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on a copy of this. Thanks for the recommendation!

    • Dan, thank for the comment. I read your post about finding a mentor. Based on that, you will find Curtis’ book to be outstanding. Let me know if you have trouble with the link, but you should be able to order the book by following the link. Thanks for the comment!

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