We hear a lot about mentoring. Not many resources to show us how to do it with impact. This book lives up to that promise.
Author Corey Olynik obviously loves helping people become all they can. You can hear it in the stories. You can feel it in the approaches. Corey has “been there, done that.” His insights into both the mentor and the protege are spot on. His techniques are tested. His hopes are evident.
The Mentor’s Mentor is a unique combination of motivation and how-to. His unique understanding of the mentoring relationship becomes clear from the first page.
In The Mentor’s Mentor you’ll learn six different roles every good mentor must play:
Confidante - creating a trusting environment for meaningful conversation.
Role Model - sharing stories from one person’s life to help another grow.
Guide - pointing out landmarks, small victories ahead and how to work toward them.
Tutor - helping someone learn and, more importantly, want to learn the things she is missing.
Coach - heartily patting someone on the back and gracefully poking him with a stick.
Sage - understanding someone’s higher purpose, connecting to it and showing how progress is being regularly made toward it.
The Mentor’s Mentor teaches how to live each of these roles effectively and how to recognize when to switch between them.
The Mentor’s Mentor is practical. The Mentor’s Mentor is inspiring. The Mentor’s Mentor is challenging. The Mentor’s Mentor is entertaining.
Absorb this book and you’ll be a better mentor, a better spouse, a better friend, a better boss, a better human being.
Read this book and you’ll conclude, along with thousands of others, that Corey Olynik is The Mentor’s Mentor.