Business Mentoring Insights

  • How to Set Mentorship Goals for Your Mentee?

    One of the first things a mentor does after entering into a mentoring relationship is to help the mentee identify their career objectives and set mentorship goals. It is a critical step in defining what you will work on with your mentee in the next few months and how much effort you will need to put into it. Setting clear goals for your mentee helps you get the most out of the mentoring relationship. Read more

    Mon, Feb, 22, 2021

  • What to Look For in a Business Mentor?

      Having a business mentor is a great way to support your growth as an entrepreneur. The right mentor can set you up for success by introducing you to influential people, guiding you through your highs and lows, and offering you suggestions on the best steps to take. While most people understand the benefits of having a business mentor, it’s rare to find someone who has one. Because finding the right mentor is not an easy task. Read more

    Tue, Feb, 09, 2021

  • 4 Key Benefits of Career Mentoring

    Let’s get the fact straight. Days are gone when people used to go to the office so that they can pay their bills. Now people are more focused on job satisfaction and career development than just earning dollars. As a result, the corporate world has become incredibly competitive in the last two decades. Professionals are constantly searching for development opportunities; and when their organizations fail to provide that, they choose to move on. Read more

    Mon, Jan, 11, 2021

  • Topics to Discuss in a Business Mentoring Program

    Having a business mentoring program is an effective method of developing talent within an organization. Individuals with mentors perform better, advance in their career faster, and experience more job satisfaction. Besides, mentoring has benefits for organizations too: It can resolve diversity issues in a workplace It can help in succession planning for organizations Mentoring reduces turnover It also helps attract new employees Mentorship is a unique relationship and, indeed, is one of the most beautiful relationships one can have in a professional atmosphere. However, the effectiveness of mentoring relationships largely depends on communication. Read more

    Wed, Jan, 06, 2021

  • 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

  • The Top 5 Mentee Misdeeds

      In business mentoring relationships, the mentor and mentee both play specific roles. While most of the focus is on the role of the mentor since that individual typically holds more experience and influence, the role of the mentee is also critical. If the mentee misbehaves, makes mentoring mistakes, or otherwise doesn’t fulfill their role, it has the potential to derail the entire business mentoring relationship. Read more

    Mon, Sep, 28, 2020

  • Tactics to Make Your Organization More Inclusive to Women

    Women are underrepresented at every level in corporate America. Despite earning more Bachelor’s degrees than men, women are less likely to be hired into entry-level roles, and also less likely to be promoted. Read more

    Thu, Apr, 23, 2020

  • Tips for Mentoring Women

    Many organizations want to increase the number of women at the executive level, and one of the most effective tactics to use is to provide women with mentoring opportunities. However, there are some unique concerns when mentoring women.  Read more

    Tue, Feb, 25, 2020

  • 7 Qualities of a Good Mentor

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge has been credited (perhaps incorrectly) with saying, “advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” Regardless of the original source of the simile, it points to the fact that successful mentoring and coaching require finesse and a light touch. A heavy hand just won’t do.  Read more

    Wed, Feb, 19, 2020

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