Manager, Mentor Parent: How to Develop Responsible People and Build
Successful Relationships at Work and at Home
Linda Culp Dowling and Cecile Culp Mielenz, Ph.D.
Mentor Parent grew out of a conversation between Linda Culp
Dowling, a management coach, and Cecile Culp Mielenz, a child development
consultant. Linda routinely advises managers who have difficulty
maintaining performance standards without resorting to threats or
offering rewards. Cecile counsels frustrated parents whose primary
technique for handling misbehavior is to intensify control with
time-outs, grounding, and loss of privileges.
recognize that managers and parents both assume that controlling
behavior will guarantee results and exhibit four distinct control
styles: the boss, manipulator, martyr, and mentor. However, only
the mentor practices non-controlling strategies, realizing that
both employees and children must eventually control their own choices
the reader with a self-assessment of his or her control style, the
book presents a complete mentoring model of four strategies: structuring,
coaching, conferencing, and letting go. Within each strategy, the
authors describe three fundamental skills, provide worksheets for
practice, and share over 150 real-life stories from the struggles
and successes of managers and parents.
Manager, Mentor Parent...
- Offers a step-by-step, practical approach that you can use
immediately to make a difference in the lives of your employees
and children every day.
- Reveals perceptive parallels between managing and parenting
for anyone who is a manager at work and has children at home.
- Speaks to powerful human experience in both organizations and
- Appeals to every learning style with thoughtful narrative, hands-on
worksheets, and over 150 true stories about the struggles and
successes of managers and parents.
- Builds your confidence as you practice the same mentoring skills
at work and at home.
- Belongs in the library of every manager and parent!