Business Mentoring Insights

  • What are the Qualities of a Good Mentor?

    There are lots of talks about how beneficial mentoring relationships are and how much young professionals need mentoring. Of course, having a mentor is a vital part of one’s career and personal growth. A mentor acts as a guide, a friend, a sponsor, and a counselor. However, there is no doubt that becoming a mentor is also a wonderful opportunity for experienced professionals; because mentoring has great benefits for mentors too.   But being a mentor is a tough job. It requires determination, commitment, and genuine interest to help others. Above all, it needs certain qualities that are not naturally present in everyone. If you are about to involve in a mentoring program as a mentor, practicing these six qualities of a good mentor can lead you to success. Willingness to share skills and knowledge Values learning Active listener Knows how to provide feedback Motivates others Emotionally intelligent Read more

    Wed, Dec, 30, 2020

  • Top 5 Benefits of Reverse Mentoring

    As soon as we hear the term “mentor”, we think of a senior, more experienced person guiding a younger person through his/her career journey. This is because traditional mentoring works this way. There is another type of mentoring which is becoming more popular these days because of its enormous benefits: Reverse Mentoring. Read more

    Mon, Dec, 21, 2020

  • Use Reverse Mentoring to Support Your Company’s DE&I Goals

      On May 25, 2020, a white police officer killed George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd, a Black man, was accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill. Floyd’s death sparked protests and a national conversation specifically around police brutality, but also more generally about race and racism in America. This conversation has continued throughout 2020 and touched many areas of life, including housing, healthcare, economic inequality, employment and the workplace.   Read more

    Mon, Nov, 30, 2020

  • Establishing a Career Legacy Through Business Mentoring

      Younger workers are often focused on their own development and achievements, and rightly so. The early years of building a successful career should focus on cultivating skills and experiences that one can tap into later in one’s career.    However, as executives get closer to the end of their careers, they often start to look more outside themselves. Realizing that they won’t be working forever, they start to think about what their organization might be like when they’re retired, and what kind of legacy they will leave. Executives nearing retirement may think, “Will my work be erased or forgotten? Or will my lessons and values live on through others?” Read more

    Mon, Nov, 23, 2020

  • What is Career Mentoring?

      There are many different types of business mentoring, as mentoring can be used to accomplish a number of business objectives. There’s traditional business mentoring that focuses on skill development, mentoring to improve company culture or to support diversity, equality and inclusion efforts, and reverse mentoring that puts the more junior employee in the role of the mentor. One type of mentoring that has gained popularity over the past few decades is career mentoring.   Read more

    Mon, Nov, 16, 2020

  • Why Your Company Needs More Women Leaders

      More than ever, corporations are in need of dynamic, prepared leaders. Due to technology, an increasingly global business environment, and other changing social and political factors, the speed of business is moving faster and is as competitive as it has ever been. For businesses to survive and thrive, they must have effective leadership steering the organization.     Read more

    Thu, Nov, 12, 2020

  • Making the Business Case for a Business Mentoring Program

    It’s no secret what a business mentoring program can do for young professionals. A business mentor can help a mentee increase their leadership skills and other skills, grow their network, gain a broader perspective, and more. Mentors benefit as well by enhancing their own leadership abilities, communication skills, and the self-satisfaction of “paying it forward” and creating their own legacy. Read more

    Mon, Nov, 09, 2020

  • 3 Common Questions About Starting a Business Mentoring Program

    Starting a new business mentoring program from scratch can be a daunting task. However, if you’re challenged with starting a new program at your organization, don’t feel alone. Below are three common questions about starting a formal mentoring program.   Q. What are the benefits of business mentoring?    There are so many benefits! It’s best to think about the benefits of a business mentoring program from three perspectives: the mentor, the mentee, and the organization. Read more

    Tue, Nov, 03, 2020

  • Five Tips for Business Mentoring in Challenging Times

      There’s an aspect of optimism in any business mentoring relationship. After all, it’s an investment in the future of the mentee, as well as the organization. And, mentoring is about honoring the potential of the mentee, and setting up the mentee for success. There’s a clear expectation for bigger and better things ahead. Read more

    Mon, Oct, 26, 2020