Business Mentoring Insights

  • 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

  • Top 5 Tips for Administering a Mentoring Program

    Administering mentoring programs can be challenging. Whether the program is focused on career mentoring, business mentoring, or mentoring women, there’s a lot of moving pieces within any professional mentorship program.  Read more

    Mon, Jul, 13, 2020

  • What are the Mentoring Expectations for Mentors and Mentees?

    If you’re about to embark on your first mentoring relationship, you might be unsure about your responsibilities in the relationship. Who should schedule the meetings? Who decides what will be on the agenda? How can I be a good mentor?  Read more

    Fri, Jun, 26, 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

  • Questions to Ask Your Mentee to Spark Discussion

    If you’re just starting out with business mentoring and coaching, you might not know what to say to your mentee when you meet with them. After all, no one wants to end up telling long-winded, irrelevant stories to your mentee, or be too directive and giving advice, or too standoffish and struggle to connect with their mentee.  Read more

    Mon, May, 11, 2020