Business Mentoring Insights

  • The Seven Sins of Business Mentoring

      If you’re becoming a mentor and you’ve ever wondered what the qualities of a good mentor are, it can be helpful to first understand what NOT to do. Consider the following seven sins of business mentoring as the anti-guide to becoming a mentor, and avoid them like the plague.   Read more

    Mon, Aug, 10, 2020

  • What the “Confidence Gap” is, and What to Do About It

      Consultants Drs. Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman collected data on over 8,000 men and women business leaders over several years, with interesting findings regarding capabilities and confidence levels between men and women. Read more

    Wed, Aug, 05, 2020

  • 3 Career Mentoring Challenges and How to Overcome Them

      We all love a good mentoring success story: an experienced mentor builds connection with an early career mentee, and both individuals grow and develop as a result.  However, in real life it isn’t always that easy. Mentoring is hard work, and not every person is up to the task. Additionally, even skilled mentors run into problems all the time: people are complicated, and dealing with them can sometimes be a messy business.  Read more

    Mon, Jul, 27, 2020

  • Mentoring Lessons From Famous Mentoring Pairs

      Throughout history, mentors have made a tremendous impact on their mentees. From influencing culture to changing the course of history, these mentors have accomplished a lot through developing others.  Read more

    Mon, Jul, 20, 2020

  • Top 5 Tips for Administering a Mentoring Program

      Administering mentoring programs can be challenging. Whether the program is focused on career mentoring, business mentoring, or mentoring women, there’s a lot of moving pieces within any professional mentorship program.  Read more

    Mon, Jul, 13, 2020

  • Does Your Organization Need Coaching or Mentoring?

    Sometimes, the words mentoring and coaching are used interchangeably. While mentoring and coaching have similarities, they aren’t the same thing and there are some specific differences. The question is, how do you know when your organization needs coaching, and when it needs mentoring?  Read more

    Mon, Jul, 06, 2020

  • What is Group Mentoring?

      The most common conception of mentoring is a one-on-one relationship between a young, inexperienced mentee and an older, wiser mentor. Traditionally, communicating in mentoring happens in-person, perhaps over lunch or at the mentor’s office. Read more

    Mon, Jun, 29, 2020

  • What are the Mentoring Expectations for Mentors and Mentees?

    If you’re about to embark on your first mentoring relationship, you might be unsure about your responsibilities in the relationship. Who should schedule the meetings? Who decides what will be on the agenda? How can I be a good mentor?  Read more

    Fri, Jun, 26, 2020

  • Top Tips for Getting Mentoring for Leadership Development

    If you’re looking to develop your leadership skills, it’s hard to find a better way to do so than through mentoring. By getting mentoring for leadership from other leaders in the organization, you can grow in a number of ways. Mentoring can help you broaden your perspective, practice and develop key interpersonal and communication skills, help you grow your network and build relationships, and help you define and clarify your leadership philosophy. Read more

    Mon, Jun, 22, 2020