Business Mentoring Insights

  • Mentoring Communications Styles: Directed 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, Nov, 18, 2013

  • Is it okay for me to seek out a mentor?

    I read a great post recently from HubSpot titled "How Long Should Your Blog Posts Be?" Read more

    Thu, Nov, 14, 2013

  • Should Mentees Choose Their Mentor?

    I encounter this question often when I conduct a demo of my online system, Mentoring Complete.   Read more

    Fri, Nov, 01, 2013

  • What is strategic mentoring?

    Over the last two weeks, we have written about both informal mentoring and formal mentoring. Read more

    Tue, Oct, 29, 2013

  • What is formal mentoring?

    Last week, we wrote a post on informal mentoring. In today's post, we will define formal mentoring. Read more

    Tue, Oct, 22, 2013

  • 3 Reasons Why You Need Mentors During Critical Phases in Career

    You should have a mentor at each critical phase of your career. Mentoring is a critical process when undergoing career transitions such as: Read more

    Thu, Oct, 17, 2013

  • What is informal mentoring?

    Informal mentoring is initiated by either a mentor or mentoree, may last a long time, and is more of an emotional commitment. It focuses exclusively on a mentoree’s goals.  Most often, this kind of relationship begins when two people meet and discover they have common interests.  Out of this discussion, a relationship develops and out of this relationship, one person begins to take on the role of listening and providing advice to the other.  In essence, the mentoring relationship is born. The mentor can be one’s boss, a teacher, a neighbor, a relative, a religious person, a colleague, etc. Read more

    Tue, Oct, 15, 2013

  • In Mentoring Relationship, What Communication Style Works

    Consider your answer to the following question. This post is meant to help to clarify your preferred communication style within your mentoring relationship.  There is no right or wrong answer. This exercise is meant only as a means to provide an opportunity for you to assert the communication style most comfortable to you. Read more

    Mon, Oct, 07, 2013

  • 3 Problems and Solutions with Mentoring Matching

    Matching pairs properly in mentoring is a critical component of a successful mentoring program. Read more

    Fri, Sep, 13, 2013