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

  • Know The Type Of Mentoring Your Employees Need

    “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the direction.”- John C. Crosby, American Politician. Read more

    Thu, Feb, 18, 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

  • How to Start a Mentoring Program in 2021

    2021 has brought a ray of hope after a whole year of struggle with Covid-19. Many organizations are thinking of paying back their employees whose relentless efforts kept the work going smoothly. And what better way to show employees that you care than providing them with development opportunities through mentoring. If you are willing to engage your employees in a mentoring program, here are six resources to help you start the program. Read more

    Mon, Jan, 18, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Role of Trust in a Mentoring Program

    Trust is like oxygen in a room: easy to overlook when it’s there, but if it’s missing, it’s near impossible to think about anything else. To make sure the success of your business mentoring program isn’t stifled, build your program on a foundation of trusting relationships. Read more

    Mon, Aug, 24, 2020

  • 3 Career Mentoring Challenges and How to Overcome Them

      We all love a good mentoring success story: an experienced mentor builds connection with an early career mentee, and both individuals grow and develop as a result.  However, in real life it isn’t always that easy. Mentoring is hard work, and not every person is up to the task. Additionally, even skilled mentors run into problems all the time: people are complicated, and dealing with them can sometimes be a messy business.  Read more

    Mon, Jul, 27, 2020

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