Business Mentoring Insights

  • Women and Mentoring

    As you may know, March is Women's History Month. A woman making great history these days is Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Sandberg's new book, Lean In:  Women, Work and the Will to Lead has a whole chapter devoted to mentoring (see the last bullet point in the link). Read more

    Thu, Mar, 21, 2013

  • How To Build A Professional Mentoring Program

    I came across a great post recently "How To Build A Professional Mentoring Program" by Nathan Magnuson. This topic is obviously dear to our hearts at Mentoring Complete. We believe that corporate mentoring programs provide a means of cultivating the skills of your company's most valuable assets (its employees!) throughout the organization. This translates into talent retention (instead of turnover), happier employees and management, and a healthier bottom line. Read more

    Mon, Mar, 11, 2013

  • Get Management Interested in Corporate Mentoring Programs

    When you're trying to get buy-in from upper management to invest in corporate mentoring, you seldom do so without questions regarding ROI and bottom lines. These key points can help you to present the value a corporate mentoring program—if done right—can impart on a company, its culture, and its people. For even further detail, download our free white paper The Well Leveraged Corporate Mentoring Program: Understanding How to Leverage Yours In Order to Attract, Develop, and Keep Top Talent by clicking the first button below. Read more

    Thu, Mar, 07, 2013

  • 25 Benefits of Corporate Mentoring

    One of the most popular questions we get -- and one of the most popular searches in Google that leads people to our site -- has to do with mentoring benefits. The benefits of mentoring are many, and they'll vary from program to program, participant to participant. But here's a short list of 25 benefits that you can share with upper management and prospective mentors and mentees. Read more

    Wed, Mar, 06, 2013

  • How to Recruit Mentors?

    I often get asked: "How do you recruit mentors?". As a mentoring specialist who has been involved in creating programs for 22 years, I have found that the best approach is often the personal one.  Most companies send invitations or do informational seminars and many will respond but that may still leave you short of available mentors for matching purposes. In some cases, actually asking someone to serve or having a mentoree that you feel would be perfect for that mentor is another way of recruiting.  Mentors will often respond positively if told that "John or Jane, I have a mentoree who really would benefit greatly from your experience and expertise.  Would you be willing to serve as a mentor?". Read more

    Mon, Mar, 04, 2013

  • Which Corporate Mentoring Model Is Right For Your Business?

    One of the advantages to mentoring is that it's flexible and can be adapted to an organization's specific culture and resources. Below are several different mentoring models. Read more

    Thu, Feb, 21, 2013

  • Corporate Mentoring Terms Glossary

    I sometimes take for granted all the terms I use when talking about corporate mentoring and related strategies, such as coaching. So I thought I'd dedicate this blog post to defining some common terms you'll likely encounter when you're developing your program. Some of the terms are directly related to mentoring. Others are terms that come up during discussions and debate and can cause confusion. Consider this list your own personal glossary of mentoring terms. Read more

    Mon, Jan, 28, 2013

  • Corporate Mentoring: Then & Now

      People have a better understanding of professional mentoring. In the past, people intuitively understood mentoring, but few knew how to implement a good corporate mentoring program. Today, people now know that corporate mentoring involves the following: understanding human nature, considering how adults relate, and learning how to link corporate goals with career aspirations. Read more

    Mon, Jan, 14, 2013