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"Profitability is the Key to Value. If You've Got it, Flaunt It. If You Don't Have It, Get It (business strategy). If You Can't Get It, Get Out (capital strategy)."

--- Bill Fruhan, Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School, author of: Financial Strategy: Studies in the Creation, Transfer, and Destruction of Shareholder Value.

January 25, 2006 - Many Americans reached out to honor those individuals who encouraged, guided them when they were growing up, as nation celebrated third annual Thank Your Mentor Day; Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR created National Mentoring Month (NMM) initiative; led NMM 2006 effort in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, other groups. 

(Toyota), Jeffrey Liker and David Meier (2007). Toyota Talent. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 240 p.). Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering (University of Michigan); President of Lean Associates, Inc. (group leader for Toyota Motor Manufacturing for ten years). Toyota Jido¯sha Kabushiki Kaisha--Employees; Employees--Training of; Mentoring in business; Gifted persons; Industrial management. Toyota's rigorous methodology to grow high-performing individuals from within: 1) identify development needs, 2) understand various types of work, 3) set behavioral expectations, 4) recognize, develop potential trainers, 5) effectively educate non-manufacturing employees, members of staff, 6) develop internal Lean Manufacturing experts.

Jack Carew (1998). The Mentor: 15 Keys to Success in Sales, Business, and Life. (New York, NY: Donald I. Fine Books, 208 p.). Founder, Carew International. Selling; Mentoring in business; Success in business.

Alan Downs (2002). Secrets of an Executive Coach: Proven Methods for Helping Leaders Excel Under Pressure. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 244 p.). Executives--Training of; Executive ability; Mentoring in business; Business consultants.

Ellen A. Ensher, Susan Elaine Murphy (2005). Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés Get the Most Out of Their Relationships. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 355 p.). Associate Professor of Management (Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles); Associate Professor of Psychology (Claremont McKenna College) and Associate Dean of the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Institute (Claremont, California). Mentoring in business; Career development. Secrets of great mentoring relationships, how anyone can become successful mentor or protégé. 

James Flaherty (2005). Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others. (Boston, MA: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, p. [2nd ed.]). Mentoring in business; Employees--Training of; Employees--Counseling of; Executive coaching.

E. D. Hill (2005). Going Places: Words that Inspired America’s Best and Brightest on the Road of Life. (New York, NY: ReganBooks, 320 p.). Co-host of Fox & Friends, the Fox News Channel's highly rated morning television program. Celebrities--United States--Biography; Heroes--United States--Biography; Achievement motivation--United States; United States--Biography. Great advice can come from anyone, at any time. 

W. Brad Johnson and Charles R. Ridley (2004). The Elements of Mentoring. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 146 p.). Assistant Professor of Psychology (U.S. Naval Academy)/faculty associate in the Graduate School of Business and Education (Johns Hopkins University); Professor of Counseling Psychology and Associate Dean for Research at the graduate school (Indiana University). Mentoring in business; Mentoring in the professions; Mentoring in education; Employees--Counseling of; Mentoring. 

Dorothy Leonard, Walter Swap (2005). Deep Smarts: How To Cultivate and Transfer Enduring Business Wisdom. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 288 p.). William J. Abernathy Professor of Business Administration, Emerita (Harvard Business School); Former Dean of The Colleges and Professor of Psychology (Tufts University). Mentoring in business; Executive coaching.

Michael J. Marquardt and Peter Loan (2005). The Manager as Mentor. (Westport, CT: Praeger, 208 p.). Professor of Human Resource Development and Program Director of Overseas Programs (George Washington University); Director and Principal Consultant of Brown and Loan Associates. Management--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Mentoring. Newest techniques in mentoring and collaboration.

David Megginson & David Clutterbuck (1995). Mentoring in Action: A Practical Guide for Managers. (London, UK: Kogan Page, 240 p.). Mentoring in business.

Bradford D. Smart (2005). Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping A Players. (New York, NY: Portfolio. Industrial management; Leadership; Employees--Recruiting; Teams in the workplace--Training of; Mentoring in business; Employee retention.

Florence Stone (2004). The Mentoring Advantage: Creating the Next Generation of Leaders. (Chicago, IL: Dearborn Trade Publishing, 211 p.). Mentoring in business; Employees--Training of; Career development. 

Sheila Wellington and Catalyst with Betty Spence (2001). Be Your Own Mentor: Strategies from Top Women on the Secrets of Success. (New York, NY: Random House, 302 p.). President of Catalyst; Former Vice President of Communications at Catalyst. Mentoring in business; Businesswomen. 

Lois J. Zachary; foreword by Laurent Daloz (2000). The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 195 p.). Mentoring in education; Learning, Psychology of; Interpersonal relations. 

Lois J. Zachary; foreword by Peter Koestenbaum (2005). Creating a Mentoring Culture: The Organization's Guide. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 336 p.). Mentoring in business; Corporate culture.



The Mentor Hall of Fame                                                                                                                                                                              

List of mentor pairs compiled from variety of sources including autobiographies, biographies, newspaper articles, personal interviews, and diligent historical research.

Who Mentored You?                                                                                                                                                 

1997 - The Center for Health Communication of the Harvard School of Public Health launched a national media campaign to promote the growth of the mentoring movement with the goal of linking large numbers of young people with adult mentors - studies have shown that mentoring is a highly effective strategy for preventing several key problems that young people face, including school violence, drug abuse, and school drop out. Mentoring provides information, opportunities, nurturance, and support. By successfully navigating a relationship with a mentor, a young person develops a shared sense of caring, respect, trust, and, consequently, the belief that "I can." This positive attitude, or self-efficacy, makes a fundamental difference when it is applied to specific goals (such as school or career) or to the young person's emotional development. The Harvard Mentoring Project uses mass communication strategies to recruit mentors for at-risk adolescents. The Center's latest initiative, National Mentoring Month, was launched in January 2002. This annual month-long campaign includes a combination of national media, local media, and extensive community outreach.


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