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A Practitioners Guide to Touching Lives

  • Sunil Unny Guptan - Visiting Professor, IIM Ahmedabad and Adjunct Professor, IIM Udaipur

January 2013 | 228 pages | SAGE Response
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Mentors are people who make a significant difference to the lives of others, lifting them out of being ordinary and leading them to an almost magical transformation. This book is a comprehensive guide to the intricate world of mentoring in organizational settings. Based on the author’s pioneering research and wide-ranging practice, this book unravels the entire mentoring process, from building the mentor-mentee relationship to the precautions that need to be taken and the ways in which organizational goals can be attained. He also discusses:

– The skills of a good mentor
– How the mentor’s mind works, and the values and attitudes she/he must have
– The mentor’s code of ethics
– How to handle tricky situations relating to power, authority, and gender issues
– How to set up a successful mentoring scheme in an organization

Enriched with actual cases and the experiences of people undergoing mentoring, this book is a powerful tool for understanding and practice. It will most benefit senior management in large organizations, human-resources professionals, and faculty in business and management schools and other institutions of higher education.
A Personal Journey
Who Should Read this Book
Getting to Know the Mentor
The Mentoring Process
The Mentor's Mind
Mentoring Competencies and Skills
Issues in Mentoring
Expectations in Mentoring
Mentoring Schemes in Organizations
FAQ on Mentoring

This book is a contribution to taking mentoring as a developmental intervention forward, not just in an Organizational and corporate setting, but also in the personal lives of people...provides a good clarity and understanding on various basic issues associated with Mentoring and in its real sense becomes a practitioner’s guide. The case studies given in the book on various aspects provide a better clarity and example to what the author wants to put across... the book remains to be an indispensable reading or re-reading for all those stakeholders of mentoring process who would like to develop a culture of learning and development in their Organizations.

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Sunil Unny Guptan

Dr Sunil Unny Guptan is a professor, mentor, life and executive coach, author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, corporate educator, journalist and social thinker. He is based out of Hyderabad, India. He now heads Touching Lives, an initiative to make a significant difference in the lives of people. He is also Director of Emotions Toolbox Pvt Ltd, focusing on leveraging technology platforms to promote healthy social and personal relationships, emotional health and psychological wellness. He is a mentor and executive coach to several CEOs and top executives, and a popular speaker and consultant in India and other geographies. He has been... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132110255