Business Mentoring Insights

  • What are the qualities of a good mentor?

    Many successful entrepreneurs and business people owe their success to their mentors. Well-known global leaders like Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, and Steve Jobs have pointed out the importance of having a mentor in business and personal life. Throughout the history of humans, there have been people who have offered their insights and expertise in helping people overcome obstacles and create opportunities out of threats.  Read more

    Thu, Jan, 20, 2022

  • What the “Confidence Gap” is, and What to Do About It

      Consultants Drs. Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman collected data on over 8,000 men and women business leaders over several years, with interesting findings regarding capabilities and confidence levels between men and women. Read more

    Wed, Aug, 05, 2020

  • Reflections on 30 Years of Mentoring

    In 1989, a gallon of gas in the U.S. averaged 97 cents, and a U.S. postage stamp was a quarter. Microsoft Office was released for the first time, and Batman (the version with Michael Keaton) was a huge hit. The late George H. W. Bush became the 41st U.S. president, and the Berlin Wall came down. Read more

    Thu, Jan, 03, 2019

  • 6 Quick Mentoring Benefits for Mentors

    Interested in learning more about mentoring benefits? Here's what mentors can expect: Read more

    Wed, Nov, 15, 2017

  • #TBT: Mentoring Articles Featuring...Us!

    For an upcoming project, my team and I recently reviewed all the press that Management Mentors has received over the last five years. Read more

    Thu, Jun, 29, 2017

  • 7 Tips for Positive Mentoring Outcomes

    You're getting ready to embark on a mentoring relationship. You're excited and maybe a little nervous. And you're hoping it will be a success. Here's how to make sure your mentoring experience is a positive one.   1. Take time to understand what mentoring is. The biggest mistake that new mentors and mentorees make is diving in without having any understanding of what mentoring is—and what it's not.   For example, a mentor is not someone who is going to teach you how to use a piece of software (this would be a job for a business coach). In a mentoring relationship, the mentoree always does the heavy lifting since mentoring is all about personal and professional transformation. Read more

    Mon, Aug, 15, 2016

  • 5 Motivational Mentoring Quotes

    If you are a regular subscriber to our blog, you may have noticed that we ocasionally post inspirational mentoring quotes. In fact, these posts tend to be some of our most viewed posts. The following quotes were borrowed from Forbes’ 100 Best Quotes on Leadership. We picked each quote as a reminder to you that mentoring and leadership go hand in hand, both in business and in the rest of our lives. Read more

    Mon, Jul, 25, 2016

  • How to Start a Mentoring Program: The Budget Conversation

    When it comes to researching information on how to start a mentoring program, your friend Google will likely lead you to many great articles that discuss things like program type, matching pairs, and selecting program managers. But the one topic that is consistently overlooked? The budget conversation. I'm here to remedy that. Read more

    Wed, Jun, 08, 2016

  • Mentoring Program Success Story: Manufacturing Industry

    In order to quantify the purpose of an employee mentoring program, many businesses come to us and ask for solid evidence that mentoring programs actually work. We recently put together a number of case studies outlining mentoring program successes. The following is a short and sweet version of a case study we conducted with our client, Bobrick Washroom Equipment.  Read more

    Tue, Apr, 14, 2015

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