Business Mentoring Insights

  • Why We Use The Term 'Mentoree'

    Recently, a peruser of our website contacted our President, Rene Petrin, to point out that we use the term 'mentoree' when in fact, he said, "the correct term is 'mentee.'" Read more

    Wed, Feb, 05, 2014

  • Help Us To Celebrate Mentors During National Mentoring Month

    There are many key components to a successful mentoring program—a company wide goal, a mentoring program manager to oversee the program, and an accurate matching process—to name a few. But during National Mentoring Month, we would like to take a moment to point out the number one factor to a successful mentoring program: Read more

    Mon, Jan, 27, 2014

  • Self-disclosure within a mentoring relationship

    What is the proper amount of personal disclosure in mentoring and when does it cross the line?  Read more

    Thu, Jan, 16, 2014

  • Mentoring Communication Styles: Self-Directed Style

    Over the last few weeks, we've been talking a lot about how your communication style may dictate your mentoring relationship. There are many different approaches you can take when partaking in a mentoring relationship. In business mentoring relationships, we assert particular behavior when communicating. We revert to the style which works best for us. Becoming aware of our preferred style, especially when compared to our Mentoring Partner’s preferred style, provides crucial information about how each will be inclined to approach the mentoring relationship, present information, seek out and give feedback, and even draw conclusions about such things as charting the course, measuring progress, and evaluating success. Read more

    Mon, Dec, 23, 2013

  • The 12 Months of Mentoring

    On the first month of mentoring, my mentor gave to me...a lesson in leadership. Read more

    Thu, Dec, 05, 2013

  • Mentoring Communication Styles: Consulting Style

    In business mentoring relationships, we assert particular behavior when communicating. We revert to the style which works best for us. Becoming aware of our preferred style, especially when compared to our Mentoring Partner’s preferred style, provides crucial information about how each will be inclined to approach the mentoring relationship, present information, seek out and give feedback, and even draw conclusions about such things as charting the course, measuring progress, and evaluating success. Read more

    Mon, Dec, 02, 2013

  • Do mentors teach?

    Yes, mentors teach! However, they do so not in the traditional mode of teachers but on a one-to-one basis involving the following: Read more

    Fri, Nov, 29, 2013

  • Mentoring Communication Style: Co-Directed

    In business mentoring relationships, we assert particular behavior when communicating. We revert to the style which works best for us. Becoming aware of our preferred style, especially when compared to our Mentoring Partner’s preferred style, provides crucial information about how each will be inclined to approach the mentoring relationship, present information, seek out and give feedback, and even draw conclusions about such things as charting the course, measuring progress, and evaluating success. Read more

    Mon, Nov, 25, 2013