Mentoring Transforms Lives and Organizations
Here's How to Do It Right!
Why is there such a huge and ironic need for mentoring in today’s business and organizational world? On one hand, we have a multitude of rising high achievers who would benefit greatly from the experience and wisdom of a skilled mentor. On the other hand, we have thousands of savvy, experienced business and organizational leaders who would, could, and should fill that bill…but they aren’t getting together. Why is that? How can we fix it? And how can we hang onto our top talent?
Former Waffle House President and COO Bert Thornton and Founding Director of the University of West Florida’s Executive Mentor Program Dr. Sherry Hartnett have combined to answer those questions and more in the first ever practical guide written for remarkably effective one-on-one mentoring and scaling that effort up to build your own organization’s outstanding mentoring program for rising stars.
Mentoring is no longer a “nice-to-have” but a “must-have.” At a time when people crave strong work relationships and a sense of connection—and employees expect to be developed — a good mentoring program is your secret weapon for attracting and retaining high performers. High-Impact Mentoring: A Practical Guide to Creating Value in Other People’s Lives is a blueprint for hardwiring the program into your culture so every mentee gets a consistent experience, every time. Finally, a chapter on virtual mentoring ensures that people reap the benefits of Bert and Sherry’s wisdom, whether they work from home, at the office, or both.
Meet the Authors
Bert is the former president and COO of Waffle House. His first book, Find an Old Gorilla: Pathways Through the Jungle of Business and Life, is a well-received leadership handbook for rising high achievers and emerging leaders.
Dr. Sherry Hartnett
Sherry is a marketing and leadership professor, consultant, and mentor. At the University of West Florida, she founded the pioneering, high-impact experiential learning Executive Mentor Program.
What People are Saying:
“This book is a full-blown road map on mentoring, and I couldn’t recommend it more highly!”
—Don Yaeger, eleven-time New York Times best-selling author and speaker
“Bert Thornton and Sherry Hartnett have written a superb book on mentorship that is perfect for our times.”
—Dr. G. Wayne Clough, author; former president of the Georgia Institute of Technology; former secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
“Finally, a book on the subject of mentoring has been written that comprehensively covers the topic from concept to reality.”
—Mark Faulkner, president and CEO of Baptist Health Care
“Mentoring changes lives. In this book, Sherry Hartnett provides a strategic road map for mentoring that matters. This book will forever shift your approach to mentoring, equipping you to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.”
—Brett Culp, acclaimed filmmaker and keynote speaker
“Simply put, Bert gives actionable and practical guidance for the guides themselves. The guidance is as solid and dependable as a Waffle House opening after a hurricane.”
—J. Alistair McKenzie, Florida trial attorney and entrepreneur