Business Mentoring Insights

  • 4 Characteristics of a Quality Mentoring Match

    Having a quality mentor-mentee relationship is the crux of any successful match, as without it even the best advice can fall by the wayside. Fostering a quality relationship is the primary goal of any mentor matching program, and as you may know, we have been successfully matching mentors and mentees for many years. And in doing so, we have noticed many key similarities in our successful ones, which with our 90% success rate, we have a very large pool to choose from. Here are the four main things we have noticed in every single successful mentoring relationship.   Read more

    Mon, Jul, 12, 2021

  • What are the 4 Stages of a Mentor Mentee Relationship?

      "If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before." — J Loren Norris   Establishing a positive mentor mentee relationship is very much like establishing any other human relationship. It requires both parties to have a genuine desire to understand the values and expectations of each other. Read more

    Mon, Mar, 08, 2021

  • 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

  • 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