Managers as Mentors

Mentoring in today’s business community requires that leaders act more like partners toward coworkers. Bell provides techniques to help leaders avoid the hazards of hierarchy and focus on forming relationships with coworkers in which everyone learns from the interaction. An international best-seller


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  • The CEO as Mentor

    “In times of massive change,” wrote philosopher Eric Hoffer, “The learner will inherit the earth while the learned will remain beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Winning organizations are realizing that their ability to learn faster than their adversaries is their only sustainable advantage.

  • Cracking the Mentoring Code

    Four challenges mentors must reckon with if they are to move from a “block-checking” activity to a growth-producing result.

  • Managers As Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning

    What stands out in this book is the use of storytelling to further develop the scenarios that help readers apply and identify with mentoring techniques that thoroughly define and add value to the mentoring relationship.

  • ‘Managers as Mentors’ Celebrates Publication Anniversary

    With more than 150,000 copies sold, “Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning,” Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith’s classic guide to successfully combining these two interrelated roles has proven to be deeply influential among professionals in virtually every industry and leadership role.

  • Managers as Mentors & Interview with @ChipRBell

    I am super excited that I had the opportunity to interview Chip (who is one of my favorite authors), about the revised and updated, “Managers as Mentors.” It is co-authored by best-selling author, Marshall Goldsmith.

  • If You Aren't Mentoring, You Aren't Leading

    Chip Bell is one of America’s top consultants, trainers, and speakers on customer service and leadership. In this interview, I ask Chip to describe how and why leaders should make mentoring a core competency.

  • Illumine Your Employees

    With the half-life on knowledge getting shorter (the time line between when one acquires a skill and when that skill becomes obsolete), leaders must continually teach, mentor and enlighten their employees. But, the objective is not just instructing; the goal is also the magic of inspiration. - See more at:

  • Chip Bell Shares Four Global Secret Desires of Employees for International Workers’ Day

    Renowned service expert Chip Bell says there are many great resources for mentoring but four secrets every protégé wishes their mentors knew.

  • The Pursuit of Significance in Mentoring

    Mentoring is not about the transmission of expertise or the conveyance of knowledge; it is about the fostering of insight—the light that goes on inside the mind of the protégé.


    Managers as Mentors marries the heart with the head and hand very effectively. In other words, it uncovers the internal motivations of mentors (the heart) while offering credible (head) suggestions to put into place right now (hand).

  • Mentoring: The Art of Panning for Insight

    Mentors practice their skills with a combination of never-ending compassion, crystal-clear communication, and a sincere joy in the role of being a helper along a journey toward mastery.

  • Mentor Your Employees

    Mentoring your employees is not easy.[...] How does a supervisor or manager encourage a subordinate to experiment, make mistakes, and try new awkward behaviors—all important to learning—from a position of “Oh, by the way, I’ll be doing your performance review”?

  • Webinar: Building Partnerships for Learning with Marshall Goldsmith and Chip Bell

    Join Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith, to learn why effective leaders are focusing on creativity, rather than control, and how mentoring associates can result in future personal and corporate success.

  • Innovation Starts with Mentoring

    Chip Bell, author of “Managers as Mentors : Building Partnerships for Learning“joined us to share how mentoring within your organization can stimulate innovation and growth, , how to effectively mentor young workers, and how to be a confident leader and coach to those you are mentoring.

  • 2013 Best Summer Reads

    Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning. by Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith. Bell’s book on how leaders must take charge of their people’s development is a great read.

  • Great Leaders Learn Out Loud

    The world’s most innovative companies are led by leaders with one characteristic in common—they are as zealous about learning as they are about their breakthroughs and discoveries.

  • Great Leaders: They're Ray Bell Mentors