Business Mentoring Insights

  • How to Start a Mentoring Program in 2021

    2021 has brought a ray of hope after a whole year of struggle with Covid-19. Many organizations are thinking of paying back their employees whose relentless efforts kept the work going smoothly. And what better way to show employees that you care than providing them with development opportunities through mentoring. If you are willing to engage your employees in a mentoring program, here are six resources to help you start the program. Read more

    Mon, Jan, 18, 2021

  • Mentoring Article Roundup: Spring 2019 Edition

    Are you interested in better talent recruitment, retention, and development? Check out our latest link fest, which includes helpful content that addresses these three critical areas. Read more

    Tue, Jun, 04, 2019

  • How to Start a Mentoring Program in 2020

    It's not unusual for organizations to seriously consider launching a mentoring program during Q1.  Read more

    Thu, Feb, 28, 2019

  • Our Most Popular Mentoring Articles of All Time

    In 2019, Mentoring Complete will be turning 30. By then, we'll have been blogging pretty regularly for a full decade. Read more

    Thu, Dec, 06, 2018

  • Q&A with Our Mentoring Expert - Part 2

      Recently, my team and I sat down to answer common questions we receive from customers, prospects and regular readers of our blog. We released the first batch of Q&As in the May newsletter.  Read more

    Thu, Jun, 28, 2018

  • Q&A with the Mentoring Expert - Part 1

      My team and I recently sat down to address some common questions from clients, prospects, and regular blog readers. Read more

    Tue, Jun, 05, 2018

  • Mentoring Books for Your Summer 2020 Reading List

    It's summer in the northern hemisphere, and most people are operating on a relaxed schedule. Read more

    Thu, Jul, 27, 2017

  • Mentoring Blog Articles: 2016's top 5 posts

    Wow! What a year for the Management Mentors Blog: Business Mentoring Matters. Thank you to all of our viewers and subscribers. This year, our blog posts have been viewed 126,399 times and we now have 4,555 subscribers! This leads us to believe we are creating content that is important, timely and relevant to our audience. Our goal for 2017 is to continue this trend and to always be sharing content that is useful to you. Read more

    Wed, Dec, 28, 2016

  • Mentoring Tips: Communicating Expectations

      Effective communication is the key ingredient of a successful mentoring relationship. We've discussed active listening vs. passive listening, which is essential. Now, let's provide some mentoring tips for effectively communicating expectations—a skill that mentors, mentees, and program managers need to master.  1. Clarify Assumptions Never assume anything. Always explicitly state any assumption and ask the other person if your assumption is correct. If it isn't, ask the person to clarify. Here's an example: Speaker #1: I'm sensing you're frustrated with your manager's response to your request. Is that a fair assessment? Speaker #2: Frustrated might not be the best word. I was disappointed because I didn't feel my manager cared about why I was making the request. Speaker #1: Dealing with disappointment can be a tough emotion to navigate, especially at work. Let's discuss ways for you to deal with this emotion and let's develop a strategy for how you want to approach your manager moving forward. Read more

    Mon, Dec, 12, 2016

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