Books For Mentors To Read

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You were asked to be a mentor for a reason so you are obviously equipped with the skills needed in order to help the person grow. These books are great resources to navigate the complicated world of guiding without telling people what to do and other great tips for being a positive mentor

Mentoring 101 by John C. Maxwell

This book gives guidance on how successful people can turn their wisdom into useful knowledge for their mentees or students. The book contains steps on how to transform the lives of others. It is also a useful tool for people looking for a mentor as it give tips and advice on how to find a mentor, who to ask, and how to ask.

The Self-made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value by John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen

See how billionaires think in this book and why this thought process makes them so successful. It shows the 5 critical habits of successful billionaires. It gives incredible insight into how their minds work and the talent that businesses should be looking for when hiring. This is definitely a book to past down to students as well as read yourself as a mentor.

The Mentor’s Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships, by Lois J. Zachary

Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start with topics or what to talk about in general as a mentor. You have a lot of insight, but delivering it the best way possible is important. It addresses how people learn as well as talks about how to bridge the generational gap in the relationship if there is one.

A Manager’s Guide To Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways To Get The Best From Your Employees by Brian Emerson and Anne Loehr

Even if you are not in a manager position, this book gives great tips on how to develop and improve in the workplace. This gives tools on how to bring out the best skills in people and hone in on what they are good at. It is a great book for mentors to use when they are coaching students and giving valuable advice on how to be an effective leader and stand out in the workplace.

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

This is a great book to recommend to your mentees as well as read yourself. It analyzes the qualities of successful people and traits that they have in common. These traits are ones for mentors to help their students hone in on and grow. Definitely a must read for people who don’t know where to even start in their process of growing towards success.
Being a mentor is no small task, it is definitely something to take seriously as well as have pride in. You are passing on your wisdom and helping someone grow into their own by learning from their experiences. These books are fantastic reads to help you know where to start in this process as well as recommend to the person you are mentoring.

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