Business Mentoring Insights

  • Mentoring Employees: 3 Ways Line Managers Can Help

    So your company has a mentoring program. But you are a line manager and really don't want to lose production time while your employee is off taking a "break." Right? Wrong! You will see that in the long run, a company-wide mentoring program will only help to increase production as well as the company's bottom line. In the short term, it may seem like an inconvenience to be short-staffed, but your employees' professional development and devotion/loyalty to the company will increase as a result of a corporate wide mentoring program. So what can line managers do to support the mentoring process? Read more

    Wed, Apr, 27, 2016

  • 5 Tips for Setting Mentoring Objectives

      When it comes to setting mentoring objectives, you should remember two important points. First, your mentoring program will have an overall objective (e.g. develop leaders). Second, each individual mentoring relationship between a mentor and mentoree will have its own set of objectives (e.g. develop more confidence speaking/presenting in front of groups, learn how to balance life/work better, create and launch a 3-year plan for growth). Read more

    Tue, Apr, 12, 2016

  • Our Mentoring Blog: You Really LOVE Us!

    We have been blogging up a storm since the beginning of 2016 and have been receiving rave reviews as a result! In fact, our blog subscribers (that would be you!) have increased by 20% in the past 11 weeks. Even better than that, our blog posts have been viewed over 31,000 times since January 1, 2016! So, as our team continues to work hard to crank out even more great information for you regarding all things mentoring, succession planning, knowlege sharing, e-learning and more, we thought we'd share a quick recap of our Top 10 blog posts that we have posted since New Year's Day 2016. Now you have all of this fantastic reading in one place. And, as always, if there is a topic we haven't covered and you would like to learn more about, share in the comments below. This blog is for YOU after all :) Read more

    Thu, Mar, 24, 2016

  • 5 Things Every Workplace Mentoring Program Needs

    While mentoring program models can vary, there are some things all good programs need, regardless of the type. Below is our list.   What Every Workplace Mentoring Program Needs? Read more

    Wed, Jan, 20, 2016

  • 6 Questions ALL Corporate Mentoring Programs Need to Consider

    Do you ever wonder what makes a good professional mentoring program? There are important components that should be part of any successful program. When people ask me to review existing corporate mentoring programs, I ask the following questions: Read more

    Tue, Dec, 22, 2015

  • 3 Mentoring Activities to Help Break the Ice

    In professional mentoring, we match mentors and mentorees with people they don't know very well (if at all). As a result, meeting for the first time can be a little awkward. This is why I recommend bringing all of the pairs together in a classroom setting for their first meeting. The mentoring program manager can then put everyone at ease and provide direction and tips for a successful mentoring relationship. That said, sometimes this solution isn't possible due to costs and distances. The good news? You can still diminish the awkwardness of the first meeting, if you put your mind to it. Here are three mentoring activities to help break the ice. Read more

    Tue, Nov, 24, 2015

  • Learn How To Create A Pilot Mentoring Program

    When people in an organization first start thinking about mentoring, they usually want to start small to test the waters and see if it gains any traction. This is a smart approach, and one we support 110 percent.  Read more

    Mon, Jun, 08, 2015

  • 10 differences between formal and informal business mentoring

    Informal and formal mentoring are often perceived as being the same, but they have significant differences. A failure by individuals engaged in such relationships to understand these differences can lead to disappointment and frustration. Both can benefit the organization and the individuals involved. Read more

    Mon, Jun, 01, 2015

  • Does Your Company Have a Mentoring Philosophy?

    At Mentoring Complete, we believe that mentoring is about building a trusting, transformational relationship promoting the sharing of personal experience and the transmission of knowledge and insight. The result is a relationship creating a developmental learning environment with opportunities for both mentor and mentee to stretch beyond his or her boundaries within a safe environment. Read more

    Wed, May, 06, 2015