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Mentoring 101

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  267 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Ask the best leaders in any organization how they learned to be successful, and you often hear the same answer: they had a good mentor.

Now international leadership expert John Maxwell gives the bottom line on mentoring in one short, easy-to-read volume. In Mentoring 101, he gives the steps needed to effectively reproduce your success in someone else. He explains how to cho
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 7th 2008 by Thomas Nelson (first published September 1st 2008)
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Mar 29, 2013 Jimmy added it
This is my first book by John Maxwell. It seems that Christian bookstore like selling his books but I didn't find anything particularly Christian about it; and to me it was rather strange after I learned that he was a former successful Pastor! From what I gather I wonder if he's more of the seeker sensitive sort. Nevertheless I don't want to take away from the books' general principles and pointers on leadership and in particular mentoring. The biggest take away here is that of raising people to ...more
Jeff Bobin
This small, inexpensive, short (118 pages) should be read by every leader or anyone that wants to lead in your family, your work, school or other organization. You could read this in one sitting fairly easily.

Mentoring is about developing leaders and increasing your effectiveness.

The best way for leaders to grow any organization is to grow leaders and mentoring is a great way to build into people in many small ways that make a big difference.
Jul 08, 2014 Judd rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible-com, 2014
If you don't know the content in the book you will find it eye-opening. If you know it, but haven't delivered on it, this will be helpful in getting you on track. If you know it, practice and are good at it - this will be a good refresher to help you get better. Good, quick read.
Oct 31, 2014 Dave rated it it was amazing
Dear Starbucks-
Also- every single civic/social/political group...........
EVERY FAMILY ............

Feb 21, 2015 Kyle rated it liked it
Helpful primer on the topic and the core issues. However, could go into a bit more clarity on the difference between mentoring, coaching, and development in general -- they're not the same thing.
Mat Rueter
Apr 27, 2014 Mat Rueter rated it really liked it
That's what leadership is -- "influence." And when you think about it, all leaders have two things in common: they're going somewhere, and they're able to persuade others to go with them.
Trevor Winsor
Sep 03, 2016 Trevor Winsor rated it it was amazing
Excellent! Maxwell is so simple and so profound at the same time. Loved this. So short but so rich. Highly recommend this!
Muhammad Ali
Apr 11, 2016 Muhammad Ali rated it really liked it
To mentor people, apply the BEST formula (Believe, Encourage, Share, Trust) while being transparent, sensitive and attentive.
Robbie Pruitt
Solid read on mentoring and thinking about adding value to others, while thinking less of ourselves.
Aug 10, 2015 Laramie rated it really liked it
Shelves: arbonne
Excellent! Helpful for me right now--will share with new managers/leaders.
Dec 31, 2015 John rated it it was ok
Shelves: audio-versions
Yes, well, the greatness of the various 'Maxwell-isms' slightly diminishes with the frequency of their redundancy...
Mickey Baines
Aug 04, 2013 Mickey Baines rated it really liked it
A great short book. You won't find it earth-shattering, but its a book you can spend 15 minutes on each morning with a cup of coffee. It will help you focus on the ways you can help all those around you become better. If you are ambitious, or want to leave something behind bigger than yourself, you can't make it happen without mentoring those who will continue the work after you leave. Whether it is your work or your family, great things don't end with you, they continue because of the work you ...more
Jason Heinritz
Aug 19, 2014 Jason Heinritz rated it it was amazing
Mentoring is important
Feb 04, 2016 James rated it it was ok
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2.5 stars.
(Will remove [non-]review when Goodreads enables 1/2 star ratings.)
Hadi Wijaya
Jan 04, 2011 Hadi Wijaya rated it really liked it
Actually at the first time I am not interested to read this serious book. But after I start read it, the content is very good and give some inspiration. In our life, want it or not, we are dealing with situation that put us in position as leader. And this book give a wonderful tips about how to be a great leader (one of the phase is mentor).
Aug 29, 2013 Daniel added it
Good information. May be better in book format. One thing I noticed, having just finished Self-Improvement 101, Maxwell used some of the same material for both. By itself, it fit. Listening to the series felt like it wasn't anything new. I was disappointed.
Sep 14, 2013 Donita rated it really liked it
Good high level information on mentoring people in general. Not many specifics, but good 101 book. Very easy read.
Ashraf Magid
Jul 05, 2013 Ashraf Magid rated it it was amazing
I've read it more than once already :) .. It helped me in mentoring and coaching alot ..
Angel Ortiz
Mar 12, 2012 Angel Ortiz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is a good book to develop your skills on mentoring.
Brandon Cannon
Feb 09, 2016 Brandon Cannon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: yearly-read
Excellent. Need to read this book once a month.
Mar 28, 2009 Todd rated it it was amazing
short, quick read full of great nuggets!
Kristian Norling
Jul 01, 2014 Kristian Norling rated it liked it
Short, quick read with good advice.
Jean Hoffmann
Apr 15, 2009 Jean Hoffmann rated it liked it
A sweet little book--some good advice.
Jul 13, 2009 Shawna is currently reading it
picking up tips for the mentoring program I'm running and fuel for my podcasts
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John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 16 million books. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and INJOY Stewardship Services. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and audiences as diverse as the United States Military Ac ...more
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