Business Mentoring Insights

  • Mindful Mentoring Meetings

    All of us are bombarded constantly with tasks to do and requests to respond to.  In a busy day, our planned schedules are easily disrupted by unexpected events or demands. This can have consequences for our developmental meetings with our partners whether mentor/mentoree or coach /coachee. Read more

    Fri, Jul, 15, 2011

  • Three Simple Steps

      As a mentor, it's important to make sure that we are dealing with the real issues a mentee brings to us and not the symptoms. I recommend a simple three step process in asking questions that is found in our workbook "Training in Mentoring Relationships".   Read more

    Fri, Mar, 04, 2011

  • What Mentoring Communication Style is best?

    One of the things we do in our training of mentors and mentorees is to identify one's preferred style of mentoring or being mentored.  Here's a question for you:  if you were mentoring someone on a subject that your mentoree was completely unfamiliar with, which style would you be likely to use:  Directed, co-directed, consulting or self-directed?  The answer:  Directed.  Out of the 4 styles mentioned, the directed style is best used when assisting a mentoree in an area they are unfamiliar with.  A directed style can be characterized as one that tends to be one-way (mentor to mentoree), is about providing very specific information on "how to do something".  It's about providing direction, providing the map.  Read more

    Mon, Jul, 12, 2010

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