Mentoring differs from instruction, teaching, and coaching in that it
emphasizes not talents and skills used in executing a project, but the
qualities and values of life that are needed to sustain oneself in the creative endeavor. In Leader Mentoring, Shenkman makes the case for leader
mentoring. ìNo mentors, no leaders,î he says. Yet, this great, ancient, and
necessary catalyst for learning has been neglected by our training and
Leader Mentoring comprises a qualitatively different service than does
coaching. For any executive who wants to succeed, coaching has proven its
worth. But mentoring touches something else: how managers can shape their
lives so that they can step into larger challenges and risks to accomplish
something greater than they ever have before.
Shenkman delves into the true significance of mentoring. This edgy book
introduces new concepts by asking readers to open their hearts and minds
and think differently. It reaches for the true history, tradition, and spirit that motivates mentoring. Throughout the book, Shenkmanís colleagues and clients tell their stories about their own mentoring experiences. ìMentoring has changed everything in my life,î says one.
With a heightened understanding of leader mentoring, the executive readerís
concepts of coaching and mentoring will change. With this distinction clearly in mind, decision-makers can offer their prospective leaders the best and most appropriate resource for their needs and stage of life.
There is simply not another book out there like this one. At this moment, when great leaders need to be found and set to work, Leader Mentoring provides critical insights into how we can help them step up to those challenges.
Michael Shenkman, Ph.D., president of the Arch of Leadership, a nationally
recognized leader mentoring firm based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the
author of The Arch and The Path: The Life of Leading Greatly and two other
books, as well as numerous published articles. He developed the Arch of
Leadership program after more than 20 years of consulting experience,
extensive research, executive coaching, and mentoring. He holds a Ph.D.
from Boston College and a B.A. from Dickinson College.
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