Business Mentoring Insights

  • Reflective Learning in a Mentoring or Coaching Relationship

      Both mentoring and coaching are about learning and developing.  We can deepen the amount of growth one develops by reflecting on events and what they mean.  This is called reflective learning. This is a form of learning that is based upon a process that asks: Read more

    Mon, Jun, 27, 2011

  • The Glass Ceiling is Still There

    Bentley University in Waltham, MA is about to launch the school's Center for Women and Business. President Gloria Larson states that the center "will focus on educating students about their leadership potential, conducting research about how and why companies should promote and retain women..."  She further adds, "This pipeline in the corporate world is leaking badly once women start to get into the management ranks...and it's still pretty well blocked at the top." Read more

    Fri, May, 20, 2011

  • How To Not Miss Your Appointments With Your Mentoring Partner

    The most important challenge facing all mentoring pairs is the issue of time and making sure that you keep your commitments to meet.  Here's how to minimize this problem. Read more

    Wed, Feb, 16, 2011

  • Corporate Mentoring Best Practices

    Our “Best Practices in Mentoring” PowerPoint presentation provides a step-by-step demonstration of many of the key concepts of mentoring. Read more

    Wed, Mar, 17, 2010

  • Announcing… M&M: Mentoring Monday’s

    Happy New Year! We hope that over the last few weeks you have had the opportunity to take some time to sit back, relax, enjoy your surroundings and last but not least, think of all the new programs you could be offering your employees.  With that in mind, the team at Mentoring Complete would like to announce a new feature that will debut this month… it is a FREE webinar that will be held on the fourth Monday of each month starting on January 25th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  We are calling it M&M which stands for Mentoring Monday’s.  Each webinar will be lead by Rene Petrin, President of Management Mentors!  Each session will be kept to a small number of participates so that you are able to personally interact with and ask him questions.   Our goal is for you to gain some insight on the following: Read more

    Mon, Jan, 04, 2010

  • Mentoring Tips: The Best Advice Wilbur Ross Received

    Wilbur Ross, Chairman and CEO of W.L. Ross & Co., recently told a reporter that the best advice he ever received was from a professor he had while attending Harvard Business School.  His professor told him “You’re better backing a mediocre idea that’s brilliantly implemented than a brilliant idea that’s badly executed.”  This great advice from his mentor helped him when his company purchased a group of underperforming steel companies.  He put his plan into action and it became the most efficient steel company in the country.  Wilbur’s advice to future business leaders is to make sure to ask the right questions.  He stresses that “the biggest risk is the question you forgot to ask, because the danger is always something you don’t know.” Read more

    Fri, Dec, 04, 2009

  • Understanding the Mentoring Process for the Diversity Manager

    As a Diversity Manager, you understand the challenges of trying to create a level playing field for employees as they seek to develop careers in your company. Invisible barriers and the “glass ceiling,” for example, still exist in many organizations. Read more

    Mon, Nov, 09, 2009

  • Advice From Nancy Peretsman

    In a recent article, Nancy Peretsman, Managing Director at Allen & Co., was asked what advice she would give.  Among the advice she shared, she indicated that two people who have been prominent in her life have a favorite saying that she likes.  The first one is by her husband, Bob Scully, retired Co-President of Morgan Stanley.  He likes to say, “You have two ears and one mouth.  Use them proportionally.”  The second saying is from Herbert Allen, the CEO of Allen & Co. and he likes to say, “It’s tough to listen when you are talking.”  She has taken these saying to heart because it has helped her enormously throughout her career.  This advice can valuable to anyone including a mentor or a mentoree.  So the next time you are speaking to someone, don’t be so quick to jump right in, sit back and listen to what they have to say.  You may learn a thing or two.   Read more

    Fri, Nov, 06, 2009

  • A Perfect Business Mentor

    When searching for your “perfect” business mentor, remember that a mentor should not be your hero, friend, or idol at your organization, but someone who has the time, patience, and knowledge to guide you to enhance your performance at your organization.  Read more

    Fri, Oct, 16, 2009