Perhaps your organization has asked you to help induct a new employee. Maybe a junior colleague has approached you for guidance. Or perhaps you want to "fast track" a rising star into a particular leadership position. Whatever the case, before you sign on as a mentor you'll want to learn all you can about the process, from how mentoring benefits you and your career to how you can best assist your protege. "Mentoring Effectively" will help you get started on the right foot by establishing clear and realistic expectations. You'll learn how to step into various mentoring roles, providing training, guidance on professional development, advocacy, and emotional support. You'll brush up on essential communication skills. And you'll learn how to manage the mentoring relationship, from solving potential challenges to guiding the relationship through a positive conclusion.