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Red Tuque Books Inc.  9780991815210
Title: Mentoring Generational Perscpectives
Author: Bryan Leach
ISBN: 9780991815210
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: Imparando Publishing
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Price: 24.95

Books on mentoring often view mentoring from the outside, describing how to structure, implement, manage and monitor a mentoring program. This book explores mentoring from the inside by examining the motivation, expectations and experiences of different generations involved in formal and informal mentoring relationships. The book is based on in-depth interviews with a cross-section of Baby Boomerss, Generation Xers and Millennials in eight consulting engineering and environmental science companies to gain their perspectives on mentoring, both as mentors and/or mentees. These interviews are used to assess how perceptions of mentoring in the workplace differ between these three generations, and what may be learned to maximize the benefits of mentoring to the mentees, the mentors and their organizations. The book also explores the question of why mentoring is important and the author shares his experience of mentoring as both mentee and mentor from his teenage years through to retirement.

Review - The book is focused on people in the consulting engineering and environmental sciences however the stories and learnings within the book can be applied to any number of work related fields. The book not only relates the trials and challenges from the Baby Boomers to the GenXers down to the Millennials but gives food for thought on what mentoring means to the different generations... The book is laid out in such a way that you can read from cover to cover or go to a selected chapter that peaks your interest and have your focus there. For those that like details and numbers the information provided for the study is found in the appendices and should satisfy those wanting to know how the information was distilled. - Cindy Gibson, Retired Principal, Golder Associates Ltd.