Naval service is an apprenticed profession. Experienced sailors mentor their younger shipmates, passing down their hard-earned knowledge and skills, and working side-by-side with the next generation of sailors. This new addition to the Wheel Book series includes some of the best writing on mentoring in the sea services from the past 100 years, offering guidance to sailors who are looking to find a mentor, providing advice to junior officers who are trying to figure out how to mentor their sailors while simultaneously developing their own capabilities, and providing advice and examples for senior leaders who are seeking to encourage mentoring in their command.
“For we should never stop aspiring or mentoring, and this readable book allows us perhaps to set such a course and do both.” —The NAVY Magazine of the Navy League of Australia
“Military organisations, particularly navies, have a generally good record of mentoring. It’s how they work and one of the important ways in which professional knowledge and organisational culture are passed on. This book provides an excellent overview of how that happens.” —Baird Maritime
“Undergraduate and graduate students in business, management, human resources, and psychology will benefit greatly from this book, especially if it is used as a secondary text. It also could serve as a supplemental resource for leadership-related professional development programs.” —Choice
“Military organisations, particularly navies, have a generally good record of mentoring. This book provides an excellent overview of how that happens.” —Ausmarine