Self Mentoring

Employee Book Club
Self Mentoring: The Invisible Leader

Are you an individual that wants to increase your confidence and leadership ability either as a personal or professional goal? Do you want to equip yourself with tools and skills that allow you to take charge of your future? You do not need to be a supervisor to participate. With your supervisor’s approval, HR Learning & Talent Development can help! 

What is it?

This 4-part book club series is based on the book "Self Mentoring: The Invisible Leader" written by UNCW's own Dr. Marsha Carr, a professor in Watson College of Education. Through this book club, we will explore the concept of the "self mentor" - an achiever willing to take the initiative while accepting responsibility for his or her own development. This is accomplished by devoting time to navigate within the culture of his or her environment in order to make the most of opportunity to enhance job performance and career progression.

Who should join?

If you are interested in learning how to apply self-mentoring techniques to your lifestyle and share the experience with others, this book club is right for you.  

About Self Mentoring

There are four levels of self-mentoring; each level builds on the other:

  1. Self-Awareness Level
    Self-Awareness is critical for any leader. You must know what your talents and cares are. Working through a series of exercises, you will identify your leadership abilities, unique to you, to maximize this at the next level.
  2. Self-Development Level
    Self-Development builds upon your knowledge of your leadership style to formalize expectations. You build a plan for your expectation to collect simple data to alter behaviors that are limiting your success. You begin to form habits or practices reflective of your personal leadership talent.
  3. Self-Reflection Level
    Self-Reflection guides the construction of valuable techniques of self and peer reflection vital to a self-mentor for daily implementation. Reflection is one of the most important practices in self-mentoring.
  4. Self-Monitoring Level
    You have now reached the final level of the series, Self-Monitoring. You will develop your skills necessary to mentor yourself in any situation, hostile or friendly, and can target areas to monitor or through repetition of the first three levels construct new skill levels.