Business Mentoring Insights

  • Starting a Mentoring Program? Here's a 7-Point Checklist.

    A successful mentoring program can be a boon to your business. However, it must be well thought out and organized to ensure employee development and company growth. Here’s a checklist to get you started: Read more

    Wed, Dec, 07, 2016

  • Important Questions for Mentees & Mentors after 90 Days

    The first three months of a new mentoring relationship are critical. Ideally, the mentoring program manager (MPM) should check in with all participants to see how everything is working out. Read more

    Tue, May, 17, 2016

  • Mentoring Women: Tips for Finding Mentors

    Mentoring is an important career strategy that provides countless benefits. Although everyone should have a mentor, finding one is not always an easy process. This can be especially true for women in the workplace, for a variety of reasons (including the fact some men may feel hesitant and/or uncomfortable mentoring female colleagues). Read more

    Wed, Apr, 20, 2016

  • 3 Mentoring Resources to Help with Mentor & Mentee Training

    Is your company starting a mentoring program for employees? Or maybe you already have one, but it could use a refresh? A mentoring program is only as good as the training its participants receive. Help to create successful mentoring relationships by providing your mentors, mentees and program managers the tools they need to succeed. Read more

    Wed, Feb, 10, 2016

  • Mentoring requires both partners to know what they are doing!

    Each week, I get inquiries from a prospective client to enhance their mentoring program. When I ask if they train people on how to engage in mentoring, the answer is often "Yes."  Without asking about the quality of that training, I ask if they train mentorees as well as mentors and the answer is often "No." This is one of the most serious mistakes made in a mentoring program. This means that one-half of the partnership doesn't know what they are doing within that relationship! Read more

    Thu, Sep, 18, 2014

  • A Mentee Wants to be Taken More Seriously. What to do?

    Last week, a mentor called me and asked for my advice on how to help a mentee explore the goal of having people take him more seriously. This goal appears vague and somewhat hard to address. During the course of the call, we shared a few thoughts and ideas and I would like to share those with you in the event you are faced with similar areas of professional development. Read more

    Thu, Aug, 14, 2014

  • Business Mentoring: Are You Ready to be Mentored?

    Almost everyone thinks that they can use a mentor at some point in their career.  Although this may be true, are you ready to be mentored?  Being a mentee means putting in the commitment necessary toward establishing and maintaining a mentoring relationship and also having some sense of focus in terms of what areas you want to develop both professionally and personally. Read more

    Wed, Mar, 19, 2014

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