Business Mentoring Insights

  • Best Mentoring Blog Posts: 1st Quarter 2015

    Spring is in the air. I can smell it! The birds are chirping, the snow is (finally) melting. Even us hardy New Englanders are ready for the next season. Read more

    Fri, Apr, 10, 2015

  • Hiring Managers Should Talk Up the Company Mentoring Program

    Mentoring is one of the more sought after benefits that prospective employees are seeking. Due to the overwhelming success of mentoring, prospective employees are very much aware of the value of having a mentor and are seeking companies that support that kind of career development. Read more

    Tue, Feb, 24, 2015

  • How Mentorship Programs Have Changed Over 25 Years

      In reality, the dynamics of mentoring have really not changed in 25 years. The dynamics of the relationship continue to involve establishing a trusting relationship between the two partners. Read more

    Tue, Feb, 17, 2015

  • Mentoring and Diversity

    I was recently invited by a prospective client to meet with the mentoring team to discuss diversity and mentoring.  Their goal was to use mentoring to promote diversity within the organization in order to promote the advancement of diverse individuals. After an hour of good conversation, it became clear that the organization was not prepared to implement a specific diversity program. The main issue was that the company could not guarantee that people of diversity would be promoted within two years of implementing the program.  Since that’s the case, people of diversity would view this as window dressing as opposed to as a serious effort to promote diversity. Read more

    Fri, Dec, 19, 2014

  • Four Things that Should NEVER Happen in a Mentoring Program

      Mentoring is a very flexible program that can fit the needs of any given organization. Programs will vary based upon specific criteria, specific focus areas, and specific programs. However, there are areas that should never be included in a professional mentoring program. Here are the top four: Read more

    Wed, Dec, 17, 2014

  • 8 Things We're Grateful For This Thanksgiving

    It's Thanksgiving week here in the United States, a time to reflect on all those things we are grateful for. Without getting too mushy, we've put together a list of 8 things we are grateful for at Management Mentors this Thanksgiving: Read more

    Wed, Nov, 26, 2014

  • When Mentorship Programs Fail Due to Poor Design

    I am frequently asked, “What are the most common reasons mentorship programs fail?” There are four main reasons mentorship programs fail: Read more

    Wed, Oct, 22, 2014