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

  • 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

  • Top Mistakes of the New Professional Mentor

    While it’s important to talk about the qualities of a good mentor, it’s also important to talk about the most common mistakes that mentors make. Often when first starting out, professionals may not exactly understand the role of a mentor. Read more

    Fri, May, 15, 2020

  • How to Be a Great Virtual Mentor

    With the world in a state of uncertainty and crisis, there is a greater need than ever to develop the next generation of leaders. Read more

    Wed, May, 06, 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

  • Best Practices To Develop Your Mentoring Relationship Virtually

    For the last three decades, the workplace has been slowly shifting to a more digital landscape. Now with cities on lockdown and companies asking employees to work from home, that shift has quickly escalated.  Read more

    Mon, Mar, 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

  • Informal Mentoring: A Personal Story

    Normally at Mentoring Complete, we focus on formal mentoring. But informal mentoring can be effective—and is often a great introduction to the wonders of mentoring. I should know, because that's exactly how it happened for me. Read more

    Tue, Oct, 03, 2017

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