ERIC Number: EJ624337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Taking a Hard Look at Formal Mentoring Programs: A Consideration of the Potential Challenges Facing Women.
Blake-Beard, Stacy D.
Journal of Management Development, v20 n4 p331-45 2001
Comparison of women in formal and informal mentoring relationships showed that formal mentoring often led to unrealistic expectations; unbalanced focus on proteges; difficulty managing relationships among supervisors, proteges, and mentors; and damage from gossip. Informal mentoring may provide psychosocial and career support without these problems. (Contains 57 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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