in the Workplace and at Home
How Managers and Parents Can Learn to Develop Mentoring Relationships
(SEATTLE, WA.) The mentoring process is now being recognized as
an effective approach to both managing and parenting. People who
are managers and parents can use the same mentoring strategies to
encourage initiative in their own employees and children. Co-authors
Linda Culp Dowling and Cecile Culp Mielenz describe their unique
perspective of mentoring in their new book, Mentor Manager, Mentor
Parent: How to Develop Responsible People and Build Successful Relationships
at Work and at Home.
Drawing on our experiences, we have created a model of mentoring
strategies and skills that combines successful management methods
with down-to-earth parenting practices. This model brings together
the proven techniques that we have taught to thousands of managers
and parents, say Dowling and Mielenz.
As a guest or story reference, Dowling and Mielenz discuss the
- How the roles of managers and parents present the same challenges
- The four control styles shared by both managers and parents
- A step-by-step practical approach to mentoring called The Mentoring
- How managers and parents can mentor their own employees and
Mentor managers and mentor parents recognize the ineffectiveness
of attempting to control employees and children. Instead, they identify
values, clearly define expectations, and encourage employees and
children to learn how to make their own decisions. As a result,
mentors build respectful, collaborative relationships at work and
at home, say Dowling and Mielenz.
Linda Culp Dowling is a management trainer and coach. She is President
of Communication Concepts Consulting, Inc., a training and development
firm serving clients in business, education, government and healthcare.
Cecile Culp Mielenz is a child development consultant who teaches
parent education for Shoreline Community College and presents seminars
for the Bureau of Education and Research. She also maintains a specialized
counseling practice dedicated to parenting. For more information
on Mentor Manager, Mentor Parent: How to Develop Responsible
People and Build Successful Relationships at Work and at Home,
please contact us at 888-606-7130.