The most difficult part about mentoring for many is simply getting started. Luckily, there are many websites, manuals, and articles online that can be of great help. Our own website has a great list of resources (Go to the "Mentoring Resources" tab and click on "Online Mentoring"), all categorized for your convenience. We went ahead and listed a few favorites from the list below:
Elements & Toolkits: Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Third Edition
This mentoring manual from MENTOR lists mentoring standards and best practices, and is a must read for anyone involved in or starting a mentoring program.
FIRST Mentoring Guide
This guide provides tips, best practices, and general guidence for mentors.
In this article from the Harvard Business Review, a number of myths about mentoring addressed.