Business Mentoring Insights

  • Common Mistakes Made By New Mentees

    Having a mentor is one of the most important relationships you can have in your career.  Once a mentoring relationship has been established, you will grow, not only in specific areas you've identified, but also in ways unexpected and long after your relationship may have ended. To increase your chances of having a successful experience, avoid these common mistakes mentees often make in their initial meetings with their mentor. Read more

    Thu, Apr, 10, 2014

  • At the Beginning of a Mentoring Relationship

    Like every relationship, those involved in mentoring will find themselves going through various stages as they work together. It is useful to be aware of this dynamic so as to better understand what is happening in your relationship. Read more

    Tue, Apr, 08, 2014

  • Business Mentoring: Are You Ready to Mentor?

    Mentoring is the generous giving of a person's time, knowledge and support to a mentoree.  Many of us volunteer to mentor or, if asked, are ready to answer, "yes.”  It is this generosity that makes mentoring a powerful experience for mentorees.  But being asked to serve and being willing to serve doesn't necessarily mean that you are ready to serve. Read more

    Wed, Apr, 02, 2014

  • A Mentor is Needed During Each Critical Phase of Your Career

    It is important to consider having a mentor at each critical phase of your career. Here's why: Read more

    Mon, Mar, 31, 2014

  • Graduating college? Entering workforce? Find a mentor. It can help.

    What if this happened to you? You’re about to graduate from college and looking forward to your first career opportunity. You’re excited about finally getting the opportunity to put your years of education into practice. Unfortunately, your enthusiasm is not shared by prospective employers who view you and the hundred other applicants like you as all being the same:  you all have a degree but no experience. How valuable can you be?  You use the services of the college Placement Office but you’re just one of the many in line looking desperately for assistance in finding that first job.  Your resume looks like everyone else’s and the advice given to you at the Placement Office is given to every other graduate because you’re all in the same boat. Read more

    Wed, Mar, 26, 2014

  • MILLENNIALS & MENTORING: Communicating or Relating?

    Millenials are defined as those born between 1980 and 2000 who are coming of age in the new century. Pew Research says they are the most racially and ethnically diverse group in our nation's history as well as being the most politically progressive. Read more

    Mon, Mar, 17, 2014

  • Mentoring Millennials: Two Different Approaches

    If you follow our blog regularly, you may have noticed that mentoring millennials has become a hot topic for us. That is because, according to this survey by PwC, those born between 1980 and 2000 make up a cool 25% of the US workforce (and that number grows every day!). Read more

    Thu, Mar, 06, 2014

  • Mentoring Millennials: Finding A Job That Accepts And Appreciates You

    We saw an interesting post on LinkedIn from a discouraged Millennial who has been dealing with the many myths associated with that generation—that they’re lazy, needy, spoiled, entitled, etc., etc. This Millennial is struggling with finding work and was reaching out on LinkedIn. She is looking for advice on how to find a job with a company that can look past all of the negative press her generation has encountered recently and not only help her to blossom, but also will allow her to bring her skills to the table. Read more

    Fri, Feb, 28, 2014

  • Mentoring Relationship: Getting Personal

    When entering a professional mentoring relationship, many people ask questions about just how personal they should become with their mentor/mentoree. There are many that believe that the more genuine the relationships, the greater success will follow, like is discussed in this recent article from But not everyone is comfortable with mixing business with pleasure. So what should you do? Read more

    Mon, Feb, 24, 2014