n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - For the protégé : growing up means stepping out : chapter 9




Mentoring is a paternalistic work relationship that encourages development and career growth for protégés. The relationship can significantly enhance the early development of a newcomer and the mid career development of an experienced employee to learn the job and fit into the organization. Although mentors supports are important to career success of the protégés, the protégés need to establish themselves as independent members of the organization. This chapter will examine mentoring concept, some theories of lifespan and career development as well as their implications for human resources management.


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